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Adorable Santa Krispies Treats

I am a big fan of rice krispies treats dipped in chocolate, and these adorable Santa krispies treats are a holiday favorite!

Imagine biting into a crispy, marshmallow-infused Rice Krispies Treat, only to be met with a luxurious layer of melted chocolate. The contrast of textures and flavors is pure bliss! These treats are perfect for your festive holiday gatherings.

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These fun rice krispies Santa treats are a fun activity for the kids to help make. Allow them to help with the sanding sugar, dipping them into the chocolate, or adding the decorations!

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Can I use pre-made Rice Krispies Treats for this recipe, or should I make them from scratch?

Absolutely, you can use store-bought Rice Krispies Treats for convenience, or you can make them from scratch. Either option works perfectly for dipping in chocolate.

How do I prevent the chocolate from becoming too thick or clumpy when dipping the treats?

Make sure the chocolate is properly melted and at the right temperature for dipping. If it starts to thicken, reheat it gently. Adding a small amount of vegetable oil or shortening to the melted chocolate can also help maintain a smooth consistency.

flat lay of ingredients for Santa Krispies Treats

What ingredients to I need to make these santa rice krispies treats dipped in chocolate?

  • Rice Krispies Treats
  • Red and White Candy Melts
  • Coconut
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Red Sanding Sugar
  • Red Cinnamon Candies
  • Candy Eye Balls
process of making santa krispies

Helpful tools to make this recipe

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Can I make these treats in advance for a party or event?

Yes, these treats are perfect for making ahead! Prepare them a day or two in advance and store them properly to maintain their freshness.

Can I make these treats with kids?

Absolutely! This is a fantastic activity for kids to enjoy. They can help dip the treats in chocolate and add their favorite toppings, making it a fun and delicious family project.

What other recipes should I try?

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Santa Krispies Treats

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 Rice Krispies, unwrapped (or make your own)
  • ½ c red candy melts
  • ½ c white chocolate chips or candy melts
  • ¼ c shredded coconut
  • ½ c mini marshmallows
  • ¼ c red sanding sugar
  • 1 T. red cinnamon candies or M&M’s (about 16)
  • ¼ c candy eye balls (about 32)

Instructions

    1. Line your work space with parchment.  
    2. Unwrap the rice krispy treats and lay out on your work surface.  
    3. Melt the white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 15-30 second increments and stir well between each interval until smooth. 
    4. Dip the bottom ¼-⅓ of each rice krispy in the melted white chocolate.  Scrape the excess back into the bowl and set back on the parchment.  
    5. Immediately sprinkle some shredded coconut over the white to create the beard.  Allow to set.  
    6. Transfer the remaining melted white chocolate to a piping bag or ziploc, set aside.
    7. Melt the red candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 15-30 second increments and stir well between each interval until smooth. 
    8. Dip the top ¼-⅓ of each rice krispy in the red candy melts.  Scrape the excess back into the bowl and set back on the parchment. 
    9. Place your mini marshmallows along the edge of the red line to create the fur of the hat.  Then sprinkle with a pinch (or more) of the red sanding sugar. 
    10. Cut a small hole in the end of the white chocolate piping bag (you can always cut it bigger if needed but start smaller than you think). 
    11. Pipe a small dot on each eye ball candy and set into place on each rice krispy treat. 
    12. Finally pipe a small dot on a red candy and place the nose onto the rice krispy. 
    13. Allow to set for the chocolate to reharden.

    Notes

    Storage: Store the decorated rice krispies in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

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