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Tis the season for snacking! If you are looking for a fun, festive holiday food craft try out these Rice Krispie Wreaths.
How to Make Holiday Wreath Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie Wreaths are super easy and fun decorated no bake dessert. You only need 4 ingredients plus whatever you use for the decorating like sprinkles and decorating gel. You can get these ready in around 20 minutes.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays bring an opportunity for gatherings with friends and family. No doubt at these gatherings people are going to get hungry and want something to munch on.
When people start asking about the snacks, just point to all of your decorations. That’s right! Your Santa, Santa Hat, Christmas stocking, and Christmas Wreath Rice Krispie Treat decorations are all edible.
The best part is if everybody eats the decorations, there’s no cleanup!
This recipe is really easy to make and it’s really about being creative.
We chose to decorate our wreaths with sprinkles, gold and white sprinkle balls and red decorating gel. But you can decorate these however you want. Here are a few other ideas:
- Color it without food coloring: make original rice krispie treats and then use icing to make it green, or candy melts to make it green.
- Decorate with a candy bow
- Theme it for another holiday: make an orange and black one for Halloween, do some red and orange and yellow for a fall or Thanksgiving wreath.
- large stock pot or Microwave Safe Bowl
- Measuring Cup
- 9 x 13 baking pan
- One large and one smaller cookie cutter (Or you’ll need to learn how to form shapes with your hands like we did with Flower Rice Krispie Treats.)
- 6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- 16 oz of Jet Puff Marshmallows
- 4 Tbs Salted Butter
- (optional) non-stick canola oil spray
- Food Coloring
- Decorative Icing
This recipe used our basic Green Rice Krispie Treats and then shapes and decorates them to look like wreaths.
Get your spatula, bowl and pan all well greased before you get started. Greasing everything with either butter or non-stick cooking spray is super important because of how sticky the marshmallows are.
Start by taking 3 tablespoons of butter and melting them in a large stock pot. We usually set our heat to low. It should only take a couple of minutes for the butter to almost completely melt.
Once your butter is mostly melted, add in a full 16 ounce bag of Jet Puff Marshmallows. Stir with a spatula until the marshmallows and butter are completely melted together. Melting the marshmallows takes another several minutes.
You can speed this initial section up by following our Microwave Rice Krispie Treats directions. Making them this way will save a little bit of time off the whole project.
Once everything is melted and mixed together, take out your green food coloring. Squirt the food coloring into the melted marshmallows and stir. You will want to continue to add food coloring until you have the color that you want.
Take out your rice krispies cereal. Dump 6 measured cups of Rice Krispies into the green melted marshmallow mix. Stir with your spatula until everything is mixed together.
Scoop the contents of your large stock pot into the bottom of the pan.
Use your spatula to smash the Rice Krispie Treats Mix into the bottom of the pan. Do this until it is completely flat and even. Now set aside and allow to cool.
There are two ways you can do this next section. If you have two round cookie cutters, one larger and one smaller, you can use those to cut a wreath with a hole in it. Simply cut out one large circle and then using the smaller cookie cutter, cut out a smaller circle within the large circle.
If you do not have cookie cutters, you can use a knife and cut them into 2 inch thin strips. Once you have cut the entire pan into long thin strips, you simply hand form the strips into circles or wreath shapes.
Either method works. You choose whichever one works best for you. Now we move on to the best part; Decorating!
We were able to pick up some green and red holiday sprinkles at the store. You can probably find some locally to you. We also saw some gold and silver holiday sprinkles.
In addition to sprinkles, we also used red decorating gel. Plain red decorative icing would work just as well.
With your wreaths laid out and ready to be decorated, sprinkle your sprinkles across them. Once you’re happy with the amount of sprinkles, get out your red icing or decorative gel.
Using the plain open decorating tip, we created small balls across the bottom of the Christmas wreath. This is to imitate the look of holly berries.
Alternate red and green and gold and silver sprinkles between wreaths until you’re finished.
Holiday Wreath Rice Krispie Treats
- 9×13 Pan
- large stock pot
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 16 oz Marshmallows
- 4 tablespoon Salted Butter
- 1 tube Green Food Coloring
- red decorative gel or icing
- red and green holiday sprinkles or colored sugar
- cookie cutters optional
- gold and silver decorative candy balls optional
- Melt & Mix Butter and Marshmallows together. Either on the stove top or in the microwave.
- Once melted, add and stir in the green food coloring
- Add and stir in Rice Krispies cereal. Make sure that mixture is evenly distributed.
- Spread mixture into pan with greased spatula.
- Let treats cool for around 30 mins
- cut into round shapes with cookie cutters OR cut pan into 2 inch strips
- form strips into round wreath shapes
- decorate with sprinkles
- use red gel or icing to make “holly berry” dots