For Allison’s Frozen Birthday Party we made an Ombre Rice Krispie Treat that was really pretty and we’ve been wanting to use that technique again. We finally got around to that with our Candy Cane Rice Krispie Treats. We loved how they turned out – so colorful and Christmas-y. They are going to look great on this year’s Christmas Dessert Table.
How to Make Candy Cane Rice Krispie Treats
You will need:
- Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Cereal
- Mini Marshmallows
- Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
- Americolor Super Red Food Coloring
- Two large Cookie Sheets
The base for our Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats is our Best Ever Rice Krispie Treat Recipe which we have adjusted and perfected over the years until it is now absolutely the best Rice Krispie Treat recipe we have ever tasted. You can find all the directions you’ll need to make these delicious treats right here.
For each batch (the red and the white) of Rice Krispie Treats you will need 5 tablespoons of butter, 5 cups of mini marshmallows and 5 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal.
Turn off the heat. Leave one of the batches this white/ivory color. This will be your white layer. Add the 5 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal and stir until the cereal is completely covered.
Turn off the heat and add the red food coloring to color the marshmallow mixture. Add the Rice Krispie Cereal to the colored marshmallow mixture and gently stir until it is completely covered.
For both the white and red layers, pour the Rice Krispie Treat mixture into separate large cookie sheets.
The 5-cup batch of Rice Krispie Treat mixture filled out about 75% of a large cookie sheet. I pressed the mixture into the cookie sheet until it was evenly dispersed. I did this for both the red and the white batch. The height of the layer is only about 1/2 of the cookie sheet depth. We wanted as many layers of our Candy Cane Rice Krispie Treats as possible so we didn’t want the individual colored layers to be too thick.
Cut each sheet of Rice Krispie Treats into three equal pieces.
Starting with a white layer, stack the smaller pieces of Rice Krispie, alternating colors.
Cut a slice from the loaf you just created and then cut out four candy cane “sticks” or columns as shown in the picture above.
We didn’t do this but if you wanted you could add some peppermint extract to the marshmallow mixture before you added the Rice Krispie Cereal and you would have a more “realistic” candy cane! Either way, these are some yummy Christmas Treats that your family will love!
You can’t go wrong with Rice Krispie Treats for the Holidays. We’ve never met anyone who didn’t love them and these Candy Cane Rice Krispie Treats are so very adorable (not to mention delicious!)
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