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Easy Christmas Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Easy Christmas Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

A super easy Christmas Rice Krispie Treats recipe that’s made into cute little reindeer! These reindeer rice krispie treats are the perfect holiday treats for your cookie exchange or holiday party.

Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a recipe for Christmas Rice Krispie Treats! We love rice krispie treats at our house, they are such a classic treat. Classic rice krispy treats are a wonderful, inexpensive treat that can be made for any occasion. 

This is an easy, kid-friendly recipe that you can make in your own kitchen, putting you into the holiday spirit. It only takes five minutes and five ingredients to make these reindeer rice krispie treats! Try them out this holiday season! Kids of all ages will love the holiday cheer! 

These Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect festive holiday treat for your cookie exchange, school events or holiday party alongside these Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats! Or check out this full list of Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Recipes!

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

How to Make a Rice Krispie Reindeer

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups original rice krispies cereal
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 30 pretzels
  • 15 Red M&M’s
  • 30 Candy Eyes
Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

Spray a 9-inch pan with cooking spray. 

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and pour in rice krispie cereal, mix well.

Pour melted marshmallow mixture into the pan. Using parchment paper, smush the cereal mixture into the baking dish with firm pressure.

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

Using a spatula gently loosen the edges of the treats. Turn the dish over onto a clean cutting board. Use a large knife to trim the edges so they are straight. Set aside the trimmed pieces.

Cut the block of treats down the middle the long way. This will split the treats into two pieces.

Cut each section on an angle to form triangle shaped pieces. 

Place the white chocolate melts into a microwave safe container. Follow the directions for your brand of white chocolate melts. If they do not have directions, then microwave for 1 minute at 50% power or on the defrost setting. Stir well. If not melted place in microwave for 30 seconds and stir again.

Place a small amount of melted chocolate on the back of one corner of a mini pretzel and stick it to a corner of the treat (opposite from the point of the triangle) to be an antler. Repeat for the other side.

Using a spoon or a toothpick, place a small amount of melted white chocolate on the back of each eye and position on the reindeer.

Using a spoon or a toothpick place a small amount of the melted white chocolate on the side of the M&M that has the printed logo. Press the red or brown M&M on the tip of the triangle to make the nose. Some will be Rudolph Reindeers (red nose) and other will be one of the other 8 Reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh (brown nose).

Place the decorated treats on a baking sheet and put in the refrigerator or 5 to 10 minutes to harden the chocolate.

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

Aren’t these just the cutest thing?

Store your Christmas treats in an airtight container.

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats
How do I keep the mixture from sticking to my hands?


The marshmallow coated rice krispies are very sticky. To help keep them from sticking to your hands when pressing them into the baking dish coat your fingers with a small amount of oil, butter or even nonstick spray.


I can’t find candy eyes. Is there something else I can use?


If you can find candy eyes in your local store and don’t want to purchase online you can create an eye using white chocolate and a mini chocolate chip. The chocolate chip will be the pupil of the eye. That should give you an idea of how big to make the white chocolate portion of the eye. Place a small dab of melted white chocolate where you want to position each eye. Take a mini chocolate chip and place it, point side down, into the center of the white chocolate. 

Variations to these chewy treats

Feel free to be as creative as you want because anything goes when it comes to creating delicious treats! While ours are made into cute little reindeer, there are so many fun ways that you can use a cookie cutter to make yours into different holiday shapes like Santa, christmas trees, Frosty and more!

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

Give this yummy treat a try this season and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats
Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

Easy Christmas Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Yield: 15
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A super easy Christmas Rice Krispie Treats recipe that's made into cute little reindeer! These reindeer rice krispie treats are the perfect holiday treats for your cookie exchange or holiday party.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 30 pretzels
  • 15 Red M&M's
  • 30 Candy Eyes

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray. 
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
  4. Remove from heat and pour in rice krispies cereal, mix well.
  5. Pour krispie mixture into 9 x 13 inch pan. 
  6. Using parchment paper, smush your rice krispies mixture into pan. 
  7. Let cool & cut into 15 squares. 
  8. To make your reindeer rice krispies treats, add 2 pretzels for reindeer antlers, a red M&M for the nose and two candy eyes. Enjoy!

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Tuesday 12th of October 2021

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ellen beck

Monday 4th of December 2017

Very cute! I like the rice crispie treats recipes. For these, kids can get in the kitchen and for me that is part of tradition. Plus they taste so good!

gloria patterson

Monday 4th of December 2017

Its so simple but it really is cute........... I have not made in years but I just may make a batch and make them reindeers

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