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One of my favorite magazines and one I’ve actually been subscribed to for awhile is Taste of Home. They always have the most down-to-earth, delicious recipes with beautiful photos that make my mouth water. While browsing through an old issue awhile ago, I noticed a Rice Krispies ad with a recipe for Snap, Crackle, Snowmen from another reader. These adorable holiday food crafts inspired our own festive Rice Krispies Snowman and Christmas trees when our older boys were much smaller! (My goodness, this brings back memories, and oh my heart, how they’ve grown since then!)
While we didn’t follow the recipe to a T, we tried making these together and ended up having a LOT of fun. They are the perfect holiday project for kids. They’re definitely going on my list of The Best Christmas Recipes for Your Holiday Celebrations.
Make Rice Krispies Treats
First, gather your ingredients. You’ll need Rice Krispies, marshmallows, butter, and plenty of candy embellishments.
Mix up the Rice Krispies Treats as usual, except this recipe calls for an extra tablespoon of butter and 2 tsp ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. We didn’t add the cinnamon or spice… We just wanted the usual sweet sticky treats. However, we did double the recipe, so we’d have enough treats for all of us to share in the fun.
Let the Rice Krispies cool just slightly but not too much.Then begin to form snowmen and Christmas trees.
Rice Krispies Snowman
To make a snowman, form round treats for the head, middle, and base of the snowman; then put them together. The more the Rice Krispies cool, though, the harder it is to get them to form and stick; so, you definitely don’t want to wait long at all.
Rice Krispies Christmas Tree
To form Christmas trees, take part of the treats and spread in a pan; then cut triangles out, or use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to form Christmas trees.
Decorate Your Rice Krispies Snowman and Christmas Trees
Lay out all your decorating treats in a candy bar of sorts. We used spice drops, mini marshmallows, mini M&M’s, mini chocolate chips, sour strips, and mini pretzel sticks. Use the candies in creative ways to decorate your snowmen and Christmas trees.
The boys had a blast decorating and came up with some pretty interesting characters.Jacob ended up with a chicken. Jaden, well, I’m not sure what his was, but he was being silly, as usual. He’s the comedian in the house; we’re always saying how he’s going to be a comedian when he grows up because he constantly makes everyone laugh.Even Dan got in on the fun, even though he changed his snowman from a beach snowman to…. Well, I’m not sure.
The most important thing is we had fun. These holiday treats are all hands on and are the perfect activity for a chilly afternoon during the holidays. They also make a great Advent activity.
Looking for more Christmas sweet treats?
- Yummy Snowman Marshmallow Pops
- Ritz Cracker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Snowman in a Pudding Cup
- Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries
- Chocolate Covered Almond Coconut Trees
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops
What treats or crafts are you enjoying this holiday season?