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Snowman Rice Krispy Treats (Easy to Make)

Rice Krispy Treats are one of those desserts that people love to make at home. But the classic version is a little bland and boring. These Snowman Rice Krispy Treats are so much fun! This is a great recipe that incorporates the classic Rice Krispy Treats with a fun wintertime theme.

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

The best part about these treats is that they are easy to make. You don’t need any special skills or equipment to make them.

That’s why it's perfect for kids and adults alike!

Now that the holiday season is near, I think this recipe is the perfect way to bond with your children and family.

They will surely love it!

Why You’ll Love Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats are a delicious and fun dessert everyone can enjoy.

These treats have snowman-shaped rice Krispies, which makes them fun to eat. They also come in various flavors so that you can try out new things.

The main reason why you'll love these treats is that they're easy to make at home.

You don't need fancy equipment or special ingredients for these treats, just some rice Krispy cereal, and marshmallows!

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These treats are also fun for kids because they can make them themselves!

If you have kids who like to cook or bake, this is a great recipe for them because it lets them take on some responsibility in the kitchen and makes them feel more grown-up than usual when preparing food.

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats are not only great on Christmas, but they're also great at Halloween, Easter, and other times of the year too.

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats on a white plate

Aside from that, these cute desserts are customizable.

You can make these treats in any shape or color that suits your fancy. You could make them into snowmen, pumpkins, or whatever your heart desires!

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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Equipment Needed To Make Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

Ingredients For Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

  • Rice Krispies
  • JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • butter
  • orange mini M&M's
  • red mini M&M's
  • green mini M&M's
  • brown mini M&M's
  • strawberry sour straws
  • Ghiradelli melting wafers (unmelted)
  • mini marshmallows
  • candy melts green

How To Make Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

melted marshmallows

Melt butter on low, then add in five and a half cups of miniature marshmallows. Stir often until fully melted.

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Stir in rice Krispies until well incorporated.

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour out the rice Krispies mixture onto the parchment paper.

Press down with a spatula. Let dry for 30 minutes.

rolled up Rice Krispy treats

Take the Krispies and roll them into 6 large balls and 6 small balls.

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

Place the small ball on top of the large ball.

Press the brown M&M's in for the eyes, orange M&M's for the nose,  and red and green M&M's for the buttons.

Wrap the sour straw around the neck. Secure it back with a toothpick.

Glue the Ghirardelli wafer onto the snowman's head with melted chocolate.

Top the wafer with a marshmallow with melted chocolate. Let dry.

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

What To Serve With Your Rice Krispy Treats

Brownies, Chocolate Bars

Whipped cream

Hot Cocoa, Lemonade, Soda

Popular Substitutions & Additions

  • Caramels
  • Chopped nuts
  • Raisins

How To Reheat & Store

Best Way To Store Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

If you want to store your Snowman Rice Krispy Treats for long periods, you'll need to know how to do it. You don't want your treats to go stale or lose flavor or texture.

So how do you keep them fresh?

First, let's talk about what NOT to do. Some people wrap the treats in plastic and throw them in the freezer.

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This is not a good idea! The problem with this method is that the plastic wrap will trap moisture inside each treat, and when those treats thaw out again, they'll be soft and soggy instead of crispy and delicious.

Moreover, since they're covered in plastic wrap, they won't have any air circulation, so they won't get any fresh oxygen into them while they sit there waiting for you to eat them later on down the road!

So, the best way to store your Snowman Rice Krispy Treats is by using an airtight container like Tupperware or Ziploc bag that seals tightly shut so no air can get inside (and no moisture can escape).

This will keep everything nice and dry inside so that when you come back from vacation or wherever else, you are gone.

You should also keep them out of direct sunlight as much as possible, and this will help prevent them from fading in color or texture.

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

How Long Will Snowman Rice Krispy Treats Last In the Fridge?

You have to admit that the snowman rice Krispy treats are really cute, but is it possible to keep them for a longer time? The answer is yes!

You might ask, how long will snowman rice Krispy treats last in the fridge?

This depends on several factors, such as the quality of ingredients used and how you store them.

These treats are made from marshmallows which means they contain sugar and fat.

They also have lots of corn syrup which makes them sticky to eat. These ingredients make these treats susceptible to spoilage.

If you want to prolong their shelf life, then you should store them in a cool place away from sunlight.

You should also avoid opening the package too often since this exposes it to air which speeds up the spoilage process.

The best way to store these treats is by keeping them in an airtight container or foil so that they can breathe properly without getting soggy or becoming moist inside the package.

If you want to prevent dust accumulation on them, then keep them covered with a ziplock before putting them into your fridge so that there's no chance of contamination.

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Can I Freeze Rice Krispy Treats?

You can freeze rice Krispy treats for up to three months.

To do so, ensure that your treats are completely cooled, and then place them in a freezer-safe container or bag.

When you're ready to eat the treats, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator before eating.

If you'd like to store the treats for longer than three months, place them in an airtight container or vacuum sealer bag with all of the air removed before placing them in the freezer.

This will help reduce freezer burn and extend shelf life by several years beyond the recommended above.

How To Reheat Rice Krispy Treats

Rice Krispies are made of puffed rice and marshmallows that combine to form a crispy treat.

When heated, they crisp up even more, but if you don’t heat them correctly, they’ll become soggy and lose their delicious texture.

So make sure to do the following process.

First, make sure your treats are cool before you reheat them. If they're frozen or cold, they'll get soggy after being heated again.

Second, don't overheat them, this will cause them to dry out and become rubbery.

Lastly, put some water in the bowl with them so that they don't dry out too much when being reheated.

This also helps prevent burning on the bottom of the treat by keeping it moist and preventing it from sticking to the bottom of the bowl or plate you're using for reheating.

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Snowman Rice Krispy Treats FAQs

Is there anything I should know before I make it?

When it comes to making Rice Krispy Treats, there are a few things you should know before you get started.

First of all, make sure you have a good digital thermometer.

This will help ensure that your treats are cooked through without burning.

Second, be sure to use good-quality marshmallows in your treats. They'll melt better and taste better.

Third, when you pour the marshmallow mixture into your pan, ensure it's not too thick or too thin.

You want it to spread out evenly in the pan but not so much that it flows over the sides of the pan or spreads out too thin on top of itself (which would make it hard to cut).

If you're having trouble getting this consistency right with homemade marshmallows, try adding a little corn syrup to help them hold together better during pouring/spreading, and baking.

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Aside from that, you can use store-bought marshmallows or make your own homemade marshmallows.

If you use store-bought marshmallows, they will most likely be reduced-fat or fat-free.

If you want something soft and gooey, I recommend using the reduced-fat version of marshmallows.

And finally, don't forget about safety!

These are still hot after baking, so carefully handle them until they're cooled completely!

Can I make these ahead of time?

You can make these ahead of time. The only thing you’ll have to do is store them in an airtight container and cover them with foils.

Then, when you’re ready to serve them, remove the foils and microwave for about 30 seconds.

If you want to store them for longer than a few days, place them in an airtight container or zippered bag.

You can also freeze them so they’ll last even longer!

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

What is a Snowman Rice Krispy Treats?

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats are a delicious, easy-to-make treat that is perfect for the holidays. These treats are made with Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallows, and chocolate chips.

They are usually shaped like snowmen and can be decorated with icing or sprinkles.

They are often made with white chocolate and can also be made without it.

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats are a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen and make them feel like they contributed to making this delicious treat!

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Snowman Rice Krispy Treats Recipe

Yield: 6 Snowmen

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

Rice Krispy Treats are one of those desserts that people love to make at home. But the classic version is a little bland and boring. These Snowman Rice Krispy Treats are so much fun! This is a great recipe that incorporates the classic Rice Krispy Treats with a fun wintertime theme.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups rice krispies
  • 5-1/2 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 orange mini M&M's
  • 6 red mini M&M's
  • 6 green mini M&M's
  • 12 brown mini M&M's
  • 6 strawberry sour straws
  • 6 ghriradelli's melting wafers (unmelted)
  • 6 mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup candy melts green

Instructions

  1. Melt butter on low, then add in five and a half cups of miniature marshmallows. Stir often until fully melted.
  2. Stir in rice Krispies until well incorporated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour out the rice Krispies mixture onto the parchment paper. Press down with a spatula. Let dry for 30 minutes.
  3. Take the Krispies and roll them into 6 large balls and 6 small balls. Place the small ball on top of the large ball.
  4. Press the brown M&M's in for the eyes, orange M&M's for the nose, and red and green M&M's for the buttons. Wrap the sour straw around the neck. Secure in the back with a toothpick.
  5. Glue the Ghirardelli wafer onto the snowman's head with melted chocolate. Top the wafer with a marshmallow with melted chocolate. Let dry.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1362Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 220gFiber: 9gSugar: 166gProtein: 13g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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