Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are the best Christmas Treats. This classic dessert is made with Christmas Sprinkles and Holiday M&M’s.

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats cut into squares

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats Recipe:

We love making the classic Rice Krispie Treats for many occasions. But adding in Christmas Sprinkles and M&M’s really makes this the best Christmas treat. There is nothing better than making holiday treats and sharing them with others.

These treats are fun and festive and easy to make. They are the perfect treat to bring out the holiday spirit. They are made with simple ingredients, which makes for the best last minute holiday treat.

Jazz up your classic recipe and add in some holiday sprinkles. They are a crowd favorite and the perfect treat to bring to all your holiday dinners.

Ingredients needed - rice krispie cereal, butter, marshmallows, red and green m&ms christmas sprinkles

Ingredients: 

  • Rice Krispie Cereal 
  • Butter 
  • Marshmallows (10 oz each) 
  • Red and Green M&Ms 
  • Christmas Sprinkles 

How to Make Rice Krispie Treats for Christmas: 

  • Prepare Pan – Spray a 9X13 pan with a non-stick cooking spray and set aside.  
  • Melt Butter and Marshmallow and Stir – Place the butter and marshmallow in a large saucepan and melt over low heat stirring frequently. 
Melting the butter and marshmallows in a saucepan
  • Add in Cereal – Once the ingredients are completely melted and combined, remove from heat and gradually stir in the Rice Krispie Cereal.  Mix until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow and butter mixture.  
  • Mix in M&Ms and Sprinkles – Then gently fold in the M&Ms and sprinkles (reserve some for topping). 
  • Add to Pan – Press the mixture into the 9X13 pan.  I spray a piece of parchment paper with non-stick spray and use that parchment paper to press the cereal down into the baking dish. 
The process of making rice krispie treats
  • Top with M&M’s and Sprinkles – Then top with the reserved M&M candies and sprinkles.  Gently press these down so that they stick into the Rice Krispie treats.  
  • Slice, Serve and Enjoy – Let the Rice Krispie treats sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then they are ready to slice, serve and enjoy! 
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats cut into squares

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Chocolate Chips – You can add in chocolate chips to the cereal mix.
  • Food Coloring – You can use green food coloring or red food coloring to dye the cereal.
  • Different shapes – Use cookie cutters to make Christmas tree shapes. This would be so fun and festive.
  • Cereal – Add in other types of cereal such as chex mix.
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats cut into squares

How to Store Christmas Rice Krispie Treats:

Store any leftover Rice Krispie treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.  

Do not store these treats in the refrigerator. They are best left to cool at room temperature so that they remain gooey and delicious.

We do not recommend freezing these crispy treats. Freezing them will change the texture of the treat.

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats cut into squares stacked

Why are my Rice Krispie Treats falling apart?

We recommend to follow the recipe. When adding in to much of marshmallows or rice cereal could result in the Rice Krispie Treats falling apart.

When preparing this holiday season dessert, accurately measure out the ingredients prior to making them. This will help in adding in the right amount.

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats Tips:

  • Cutting Bars – Allow bars to set for at least an hour before cutting.
  • Pan Size – We used a 9×13 pan for this recipe. But if you prefer thicker bakery style bars, use an 8×8 size pan.
  • Combine Ingredients – Combine the ingredients until just combined. Overmixing will result in the texture being hard.
  • Pressing mixture into pan – Don’t pack the mixture into the pan. Firmly compacting the ingredients will make the bars lose their softness. This can be avoided by simply not pressing firmly into the pan.
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats cut into squares

How do you Cut Rice Krispie Treats neatly:

When preparing the pan to add in the mixture, make sure that you have sprayed with cooking spray. I also like to line with parchment paper or wax paper as this allows you to easily remove the treats from the pan.

Then once the treats have been removed, simply take a knife and begin cutting into squares. It may be helpful to spray the knife with cooking spray. Wipe clean after each cut to prevent buildup.

Another option is to use a pizza cutter to cut the treats. Spray it with cooking spray and begin cutting in a individual squares.

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats in a 9x13 pan

How long will Rice Krispie Treats Last:

If stored properly, the treats will last about a week at room temperature.

Print Recipe here for Christmas Rice Krispie Treats:

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

5 from 2 votes
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are the best Christmas Treats. This classic dessert is made with Christmas Sprinkles and Holiday M&M's.
Prep Time 15 mins
Let Rest at Room Temperature 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 160
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 10 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 pkg Marshmallows 10 oz each
  • 2 cups Red and Green M&Ms
  • 2 Tbsp Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Spray a 9X13 pan with a non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place the butter and marshmallow in a sauce pan and melt over low heat stirring frequently.
  • Once the ingredients are melted and combined, remove from heat and gradually stir in the Rice Krispie Cereal.  Mix until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow and butter mixture.
  • Then gently fold in the M&Ms and sprinkles (reserve some for topping).
  • Press the mixture into the 9X13 pan.  I spray a piece of parchment paper with non-stick spray and use that parchment paper to press the cereal down into the baking dish.
  • Then top with the reserved M&Ms and sprinkles.  Gently press these down so that they stick into the Rice Krispie treats.
  • Let the Rice Krispie treats sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then they are ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover Rice Krispie treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.  
Do not store these treats in the refrigerator. They are best left to cool at room temperature so that they remain gooey and delicious!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 160kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 2g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 96mg, Potassium 15mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 902IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 22mg, Iron 4mg

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