These Christmas Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats are fun, festive, and so simple to make! Reindeer treats make a fun food gift or holiday project for kids and if you like these, then why not try out Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats? You can make all of your reindeer Rudolph like we have with his red nose or you can have a herd and only one special red-nosed reindeer!
We always have Rice Krispie cereal in the house and these reindeer are a fab, festive fun makes. Yes, mine look a little rough around the edges, but that is what happens when you let the kids take control and trust me they still taste great! You don’t even need cookie cutters to make these.
How to Make Festive Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats
Start by melting the butter and marshmallows over low to medium heat in a large non-stick pan (trust me go with a large saucepan as you need to fit all the rice Krispies in too). You can also do this in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave but keep an eye on it as microwave powers vary.
Then take off the heat and stir in the rice crispies making sure they are covered in the marshmallow and butter mixture.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (you can also use waxed paper or tin foil with a spray of oil) and pour out the rice Krispies mixture onto the parchment paper. Press down with a spatula to an even layer and allow to set for 30 minutes. If you can try and push your rice Krispie and marshmallow mixture to the edges as that way you will have less waste!
If you have a large round cake tin then use that and a pizza cutter to get amazing triangles and no wastage like five heart home. Whilst we are talking about variations then these Reindeer on sticks are ace for keeping hands clean.
Using a ruler and a large sharp knife cut your mixture into triangles. If this is a challenge run the knife blade under a hot tap.
Melt green candy melts as directed on the package (we used green ones left over from our Christmas Trees) and add the melted mixture to a piping bag. Pipe the top corners of the short part of the triangle and add the pretzels as antlers.
We are using the candy melts as glue, so add to the reindeer where you want the eyes. If you don’t have candy lets then white chocolate works really well you can add a dot of chocolate instead on the back of each eye. When it comes to the nose, you can use red and brown M&M’s or Smarties and place one at the tip of the triangle.
Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats
- 6 cups rice krispy treats
- 5 1/2 cups jet puffed mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 1 cup green candy melts
- 20 pretzels
- 10 red M&M’s
- 20 candy eyes
Melt butter on low then add in five and a half cups miniature marshmallows. Stir often until fully melted.
Stir in rice krispies until well incorporated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour out rice krispies mixture onto the parchment paper. Press down with a spatula. Allow to set for 30 minutes.
Cut out rice krispies in to trianges. Place back on parchment paper.
Melt green candy melts as directed on the package and add to a piping bag. Pipe the top corners of the short part of the triangle add the pretzels.
On the back of the M&M add soem candy melts and place on the end of the rice krispy treat. Use some candy melts on the back of the eyes and place them onto the krispy treat. Let dry before serving.
If you can’t get Green Candy Melts, you can substitute them with white chocolate buttons and green gel food colouring.
Rather than using a pan and heating on the stove, you could do this in a microwave in a microwave-safe bowl.
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These Rice Krispie Treats are best when eaten within two days of making them and can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If they are not as soft after a couple of days, you can soften them by placing them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.
Make sure you check out our other great Christmas recipes to cook with kids.