Christmas Rice Krispie treats made with chocolate rice krispie treats and cut out into cute little Christmas trees!
Friends, can you believe it’s already December?! Christmastime, the best time of the year, is finally upon us and let’s hope it turns this year around a little. If you’re attending any Christmas parties this year or just want to have a cute little treat for yourself then I have the perfect rice krispie treat recipe for you!
How to make chocolate Rice Krispie treats
Rice krispie treats are one of the simplest desserts to make. A little while ago, I made these peanut butter rice krispie treats and then they were such a hit so I adapted the recipe to make them chocolate.
In the beginning, you’re going to melt the butter and marshmallows and then add the cocoa and chocolate chips. Once they’re all melted you’ll combine it with the rice krispies cereal until it’s about half way mixed in. Then, to make it extra gooey, add the marshmallow fluff (or mini marshmallows) and combine until the cereal looks evenly distributed and the marshmallow fluff should be spread out but still kind of clumped in certain spots.
How to make Christmas Rice Krispie treats
To cut the christmas Rice Krispie treats into Christmas trees, make sure the treats are fully set but not cold. If they’re cold, they’ll be really hard to cut out. Remove the treats from the pan and just place the cookie cutter on top of the treats. Press down until the cookie cutter hits the bottom and then use a knife to help release/cut the edges out.
It gets a little sticky and if they look messy, just use a knife to clean up the edges. Then melt the chocolate, drizzle it on top and throw on your favorite Christmas sprinkles! You could also make the chocolate drizzle out of white chocolate and use food coloring to color it but you know me, I’m not much of a color fan, lol.
How to store Rice Krispie treats
These rice krispie treats are best served at room temperature or slightly chilled. I store them covered in an airtight container at room temperature for a day and then I refrigerate them for up to a week.
I hope you guys enjoyed these cute Christmas tree rice krispie treats as much as I did. If you make these make sure to tag me @baranbakery on instagram too! As always, have a blessed day, happy baking & Merry Christmas!
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 10 oz marshmallows
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 4 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
- 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Grease & line an 8" pan with cooking spray and parchment paper and use binder clips to secure the paper. Place the Rice Krispies Cereal into a large bowl & set aside.
In a large saucepan melt the butter and marshmallows. Stir frequently, until it’s all completely melted. Add the cocoa powder and chocolate chips and stir until it's melted & smooth.
Pour the chocolate marshmallow mixture over Rice Krispies Cereal & mix until it's halfway combined. Add the marshmallow fluff and mix until it's somewhat distributed. You don't want to completely mix it in until you can't tell it's there.
Place the Rice Krispie treats in the prepared pan & allow it to set for 1-2 hours. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut them out. Press the leftover scraps together and then cut that out too.
Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl (or a double boiler on the stovetop) and microwave on 20 second intervals, stirring between each one, until it's fully melted.
Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the trees and then top with sprinkles.
You can replace the marshmallow fluff with mini marshmallows and stir them in at the end, while it's still warm.
The chocolate drizzle can be replaced with a white chocolate drizzle , which can easily be colored with food coloring.