How to Make a Festive Rice Krispies Snowman

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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. I've since had so much fun making the cutest Christmas tree Rice Krispie treats and Valentine Rice Krispie treats.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

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.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

Mix up the Rice Krispies Treats as usual. 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.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

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.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

Decorate Your Rice Krispies Snowman

Lay out all your decorating treats in a candy bar of sorts.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

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.

The boys had a blast decorating and came up with some pretty interesting characters.Jacob ended up with a chicken.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

Jaden, well, I’m not sure what his was, but he was being silly, as usual.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

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.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

Even Dan got in on the fun, even though he changed his snowman from a beach snowman to…. Well, I’m not sure.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

The most important thing is we had fun.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

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.

Create a new holiday tradition this Christmas. Rice Krispies treats make the cutest Rice Krispies snowman and Christmas tree, a holiday food craft kids will love decorating! How to make these festive treats.

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?

Disclosure: This holiday food craft was inspired by the original recipe found in Taste of Home Magazine.