These easy Santa Hat Rice Krispie treats take normal Rice Krispie treats and elevate them to a favorite treat to enjoy throughout the whole holiday season. These are simple enough to make with the kids for a fun baking day in the kitchen.
Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treats
I love making Christmas treats this time of year. Some of our favorites are Gingerbread Sugar cookies, Snowman S’more mix, holiday double chocolate peppermint cookies, and of course these Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treats.
These Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are easy to make, ready in minutes, and are gooey, delicious, and super addicting! With very little prep, they make the perfect last-minute treat to take to a neighbor, a party or serve for unexpected company that stops by.
I love that I always have all the ingredients on hand to make whenever we want a festive treat!
How to Make Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treats
Tips Tricks and FAQs
- I love using white chocolate for the white part of Santa’s hat, but you can easily swap it out for whipping cream. Prepare your whipping cream and then use a piping bag to pipe it onto your Rice Krispie treats. You can even use a buttercream frosting if you prefer that as well.
- Rice Krispies are sticky. This makes it difficult to get them pressed down in the pan. A trick my mom taught me years ago is to butter your spatula and use it to press down the Rice Krispies. Once they are pressed down you can use it to smooth them out as well. If it starts to stick again, just add more butter.
- Melt your marshmallows slow over the stove. This helps them be creamier and melt better.
- Us a triangle cookie cutter to cut the Santa hats. If you don’t have one you can easily use a sharp knife as well.
The great thing about this Christmas dessert is that you can store it on the counter at room temperature. Just cover with plastic wrap and they will last 3-4 days. Over time they will dry out and get harder.
Can I flavor these Rice Krispie Treats?
If you want to add a little Christmas flavor you can easily add mint flavoring to give them a Christmas feel! Just add a couple of drops of mint extract to the melted marshmallow for a subtle mint flavor.
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Super cute Santa Hats Rice Krispies Treats are just about the cutest thing you can serve this holiday. This is a great treat to have the kids help you make.
- 6 C. Rice Krispie cereal, off brand works great too!
- 10 oz mini marshmallows + 6 mini marshmallows removed and cut in half for Santa's Hat
- 3 tbsp. butter, cut into chunks
- Red gel food coloring
- 12 oz package Wilton bright white candy melts
- White sprinkles
- Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment or wax paper.
- Add the mini marshmallows and butter to a large saucepan or dutch oven and heat on low/medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Once the mixture begins to melt add in several drops of red gel food coloring and stir to combine.
- Fold in the Rice Krispie cereal until it is completely coated.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and gently press down.
- Place the Rice Krispie Treats in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Remove the treats from the fridge and use the cookie cutter to cut out each treat.
- Pour the bright white candy melts into a microwave safe dish. Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring occasionally until melted.
- Dip the bottom of the Santa Hats into the melted chocolate forming the rim and allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet and add white sprinkle to the rim of the hat.
- Repeat with all 12 Rice Krispie treats.
- Once the rims have set, you may need to reheat the chocolate for a few more seconds.
- Dip the top of Santa's Hat into the white chocolate and place 1 marshmallow half on the top for the pom pom.
- Repeat with all Santa Hats.
*Makes 12 Santa Hats
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 614Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 681mgCarbohydrates: 127gSugar: 32gProtein: 8g