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Easy Christmas Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Indulge in the magic of the season with our adorable Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats. Create these cute and delicious treats that your family will love.

reindeer rice krispie treats

Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a recipe for reindeer rice krispie treats! 

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats are adorable little snacks are not only a delightful addition to your holiday dessert table but also a fun activity to enjoy with your loved ones, especially kids. 

Rice krispie treat reindeer are a delightful and festive holiday snack made from Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallows and a few additional ingredients to create the appearance of reindeer faces. These reindeer treats are not only delicious but also a fun and creative way to celebrate the holiday season.

These Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect Christmas treats for your cookie exchange, school events or holiday parties.

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

How to Make Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

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Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

Spray a 9-inch baking 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.

Once you’ve prepared the mixture and pressed it into the pan, it typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour for the treats to set. After that, you can proceed with decorating them.

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 sharp 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 bowl. Follow the directions for your brand of white chocolate melts. If they do not have directions, then microwave for 30 second intervals 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 to make a pretzel antler 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 brown or red candy nose on the tip of the triangle. 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.

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Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

FAQs About Rice Krispie Reindeer 

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.

Can I make Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats in advance?

Yes, you can prepare Reindeer Rice Krispies in advance. Once you’ve made and decorated the treats, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They should remain fresh and delicious for several days.

What are some creative ways to decorate Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats?

You can get creative with the decorations for your Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats. Aside from the standard candy eyes and red noses, you can use mini chocolate chips for eyes or colored icing for additional details. Get your kids involved in the decorating process for even more holiday fun.

Can I store leftover Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats for an extended period?

While these treats are best enjoyed fresh, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap at room temperature for a few days. However, they may lose some of their freshness and crispness over time.

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

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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.


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


  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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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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