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For a festive treat idea, make these Santa Rice Krispie Treats this holiday season! These are easy for kids to help put together. Make a batch to serve at a holiday party or family gathering this Christmas season!

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How to Make Santa Rice Krispie Treats

Santa Claus Rice Krispie Treats

We love how easy these Santa Rice Krispie treats are to make! You won’t need a lot of ingredients to make these festive holiday treats. Kids will love helping to make them too! You can even put them in clear bags or decorative tins and give them out to neighbors or friends for the holidays!

How to Make Santa Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients Needed to Make Santa Rice Krispie Treats

Here is what you will need:

We used concentrated food coloring to get a more vibrant red color for these Santa hat treats. You can use liquid food coloring also, you will just need to add more drops to make it darker (10-20 drops).

We used white chocolate melting wafers but you can also use white chocolate chips. The chocolate is the ‘glue’ to stick the marshmallows on.

You’ll need both regular-sized and mini marshmallows to make these Santa Claus Rice Krispie treats. Both will be used for decorating and the regular marshmallows will also be used to melt with the Rice Krispie cereal.

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  • Butter or spray the spatula: Buttering your spatula will make it a lot easier to handle the mixture and press it down into the prepared cake pan. 
  • Melt marshmallows slowly: Melt the marshmallows in 45-second increments in the microwave so that they do not overcook. You can also melt on low heat on the stove.
  • Use a round cake pan or rectangular pan: A round cake pan makes it easy to cut symmetrical wedges. If you don’t have a round cake pan you can still use a rectangular pan and cut triangle shapes by cutting X lines into the Rice Krispies once they are set.

How to Store

Store any leftover Santa hat treats in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. Lay them out in a single layer to retain the shape. They will start to get hard over time, so it’s best to consume within four days.

Prep Time20 minutes

Set Time30 minutes

Total Time50 minutes

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Calories: 213kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 121mg, Potassium: 33mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 833IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 3mg

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