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Grinch Krispie Treats

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Grinch Krispie treats are the perfect way to begin the holidays as this recipe transforms the ordinary Rice Krispie treats into a festive and fun-dipped Grinch Krispie Treat that you can enjoy throughout the whole season! 

Grinch Krispie Treats

Grinch Krispie treats are a staple in our home. We always start off the holiday season by watching The Grinch and making a big batch of Grinch Krispie Treats. They are fun to make, festive, and everyone always loves them. Your kids will love these dipped Chocolate Rice Krispie treats throughout the whole holiday season. 

Grinch Krispie Treats

If you are searching for other delicious holiday treats be sure to make our easy glass candy recipe and our Dark Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs. 

How to Make Grinch Krispie Treats

1. Prepare a 13 x 9 baking sheet with wax paper and a spritz of non-stick cooking spray.

2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and melt, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan from heat.

3. Fold in the cereal. Stir until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow.

4. Using a buttered spatula or greased wax paper evenly press mixture into a baking sheet. Cool completely. 

5. Cut the cereal into 8 treats. 

6. Place candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt on high heat, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted. Do not overheat. If the candy is too thick, add vegetable shortening or coconut oil in 1 teaspoon increments, up to 1 tablespoon, and stir well. Do not add water.

7. Spread melted candy over ⅔ of each Krispie treat and decorate with one heart candy.

8. Allow drying completely before storing or packaging.

Grinch Krispie Treats

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Be sure to melt your butter slowly over the stove and then add your marshmallows. I know it is so quick in the microwave, but you will see a huge difference in the creaminess of the marshmallows by doing it over the stove.
  • This recipe creates really big Grinch Krispie treats. You can easily cut your Rice Krispie treats into 12 evenly sized pieces if you prefer. 
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  • If you are making these for a crowd and need to double the recipe, I recommend making individual batches. 
  • The mini marshmallows work the best when making these treats. 
Grinch Krispie Treats
  • Get creative and cut your rice Krispie treats into heart Grinch Krispie treats! Dip these in the chocolate and then add the candy heart. The possibilities are endless. 
  • If you want to color the rice Krispie treats you will want to add the food coloring to the marshmallow mixture after they are melted, prior to adding the cereal. 
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Storage

You will want to store your Grinch Krispie treats in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature. 

grinch krispie treats

Grinch Krispie Treats

Grinch Krispie treats are the perfect way to begin the holidays as this recipe transforms the ordinary Rice krispie treat into a festive and fun-dipped Grinch Krispie Treat that you can enjoy throughout the whole season!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal (pictured with cocoa crispy rice cereal)
  • 1 (10 ounces) package miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Green candy wafer melts
  • 8 red heart candies or sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Prepare a 13 x 9 baking sheet with wax paper and a spritz of non-stick cooking spray.

    2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and melt, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan from heat.

    3. Fold in the cereal. Stir until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow.

    4. Using a buttered spatula or greased wax paper evenly press mixture into a baking sheet. Cool completely. 

    5. Cut the cereal into 8 treats. 

    6. Place candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt on high heat, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted. Do not overheat. If the candy is too thick, add vegetable shortening or coconut oil in 1 teaspoon increments, up to 1 tablespoon, and stir well. Do not add water.

    7. Spread melted candy over ⅔ of each Krispie treat and decorate with one heart candy.

    8. Allow drying completely before storing or packaging.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

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