If you are looking for a festive way to upgrade a boring snack for the holidays, try these rice cake Christmas ornaments! This is one of those kid-friendly recipes that everyone in the family can make together. Try setting up a “baking” station for this no-bake treat and let everyone decorate their very own Christmas ornament to eat. Here’s how to make this Christmas snack!
You may also want to try these delicious Christmas treats like Christmas Cake Mix Cookies, Christmas Puppy Chow, and Christmas Rice Krispies Treat Reindeer. They are all kid-friendly and easy to make in big batches if you need a large number for a classroom party or family get-together.
I hope you give this idea a try! There are so many ways that you can personalize this recipe with your own favorite flavors. Try making spirals, stripes, or carefully place M&Ms all over for a full rice cake of chocolate candy. Little chefs love to get creative with this idea, and it can be kid-friendly if you use soft sprinkles as opposed to the hard candy sprinkles shown in the bottom right (the holly and red dots).
You could even consider wrapping these very carefully in cellophane and tie it with a ribbon for a holiday treat to save for later. Wax paper may be a good option as well to wrap it in to keep the design. Alternatively, you could make a gift basket of all the ingredients and print out this recipe for a cute surprise for friends, neighbors, or even teachers.
Easy Holiday Treats
If you are looking for other holiday snacks to share, I have a few family-friendly Christmas recipes to share. If you are a fan of Oreo cookies, try making Christmas Tree Oreo Cookies. It is another no-bake recipe idea that uses a cute frosting hack to decorate edible Christmas trees. You may also want to make one of these 10+ Tasty Christmas Snacks for Kids.
Easy Christmas Snacks: How to Make Rice Cake Ornaments
You will need whipped cream cheese, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, an assortment of sprinkles, candies, and frosting, and the star of the show, rice cakes!
To get started, cover a rice cake with cream cheese. This makes a clean white surface for decorating.
Use a variety of sprinkles, candies, and colored frosting to make ornament decor. I used green cookie icing in a tube (easy for frosting!), holiday colored M&Ms, and sprinkles that are red dots and holly. Consider making stripes, stars, or cover the entire frosted rice cake!
Put a dot of cream cheese on the large end of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and use it as a “glue” to make an ornament topper.
Serve and enjoy! Make a giant batch for a plate of deliciously sweet holiday ornaments that you can eat.
Try upgrading a boring rice cake with cream cheese and sprinkles for a festive holiday treat!
- 1 package of Rice Cakes
- 1 container of Whipped Cream Cheese
- 1 package of cookie icing (Green)
- 1 package of holiday colored M&Ms
- 1 package of holiday sprinkles/candy (we used red and green holly sprinkles)
- 4-6 Reese’s Cups
- Cover a rice cake with cream cheese.
- Use sprinkles, candies, etc to decorate the ornaments.
- Put a dot of cream cheese on the large end of the Reese’s cup and use it as a glue to make an ornament topper.
- Serve & enjoy.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 326Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 7mgSodium 199mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 1gSugar 33gProtein 6g
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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