Peppermint Rice Krispies Snowball Treats

Peppermint Rice Krispies Snowball Treats from addapinch.com

 

It’s time for the 4th and final Rice Krispies Challenge of the year!

Team Asheville, comprised of Amy from She Wears Many Hats, Sommer of A Spicy Perspective, Julie of Mommie Cooks, and myself, played around with several different ideas for our final entry, but when the krispie dust settled and the marshmallows were all melted and eaten, what we we were left with was a cold weather treat that would have even the Grinch sneaking back for seconds.

The theme presented to us this cycle by The Motherhood and Rice Krispies was Winter Holidays and what better way to ring in the cold weather season than with a steaming cup of hot cocoa and a peppermint rice krispie treat accompaniment?

 

Peppermint Rice Krispies Snowball Treats from addapinch.com

 

Peppermint is a flavor that we can all associate with winter.

There’s just something about that cool, sweet punch on the tip of your tongue that makes the frosty temps a bit more welcome.

For our Rice Krisipie treat, we incorporated crushed up candy canes and white chocolate to the traditional recipe.

A few sprinkles of holiday cheer and a candy cane hanger completes the confection.

 

Peppermint Rice Krispies Snowball Treats from addapinch.com

 

This treat can be made one of two ways.

You can either melt the white chocolate chips along with the peppermint into the marshmallow mixture for a quick and simple sweet bite or leave them out and use a melted chocolate coating to harness your holiday sprinkle creativity.

You can also try using a fun shaped cookie cutter to inspire your own unique hanger shapes similar to this adorable edible snowman.

 

Peppermint Rice Krispies Snowball Treats from addapinch.com

We hope these peppermint inspired treats will become a sweet addition to your winter holiday traditions!

 

Peppermint Rice Krispie Snow Ball Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 24

A simple recipe for peppermint Rice Krispie snow ball treats. Perfect for your holiday festivities.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 10 ounce Package Marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup Crushed Candy Canes
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 2 14 ounce bags White Candy Melts
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat.
  2. Add in the marshmallows and allow them to melt completely.
  3. Add in the crushed candy canes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies.
  5. If making balls, pull out heaping tablespoons from the pan and roll into balls. Add a candy can into the center of each ball.
  6. If making cut out shapes, press the rice krispie mixture into a pan prepared with cooking spray.
  7. Allow to cool for about five to ten minutes and then cut out your favorite shapes.
  8. Add a candy cane into the top end of the treat.
  9. Place your finished treats into the fridge for about 15 minutes to cool down.
  10. Melt the candy melts according to package directions and add in the vegetable oil to thin the mixture.
  11. Dip your cooled treats into the chocolate, sprinkle or decorate, and set aside to cool and harden completely.
  12. Note: For a quicker version, simply substitute one 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips for the melts and oil. Add the chips in with the marshmallows and heat until completely melted. Proceed with adding the candy canes and Rice Krispies. You can then roll your balls and add sprinkles to the still warm treat.
http://addapinch.com/cooking/2011/11/14/peppermint-rice-krispies-snowball-treats/

Giveaway

This giveaway has now closed. The randomly selected winner is NanaScriv, comment #140.

 

And now, we’re excited to share another treat for you!!! One reader will win a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of The Motherhood and Rice Krispies from each member of our team:

 

How to Enter

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite holiday traditions.
  2. Like Add a Pinch on Facebook.
  3. Subscribe to Add a Pinch via email.


And remember – you can also win prizes at these blogs as well – Amy of She Wears Many Hats, Sommer of A Spicy Perspective and Julie of Mommie Cooks.

This contest is open through December 14, 2011 at midnight Eastern time. The winner will be announced on this post sometime on December 15, 2011 and will also be notified by email. The winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Rice Krispies and The Motherhood. Each team member was compensated for their time, but as always, all opinions are our own.

 

 

About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.

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    mary fanara coleman says:

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  4. 156

    My favorite tradition is taking our 4 boys out to dinner the eve before Christmas Eve each year. We go downtown for pasta and it’s really festive and fun and gives me a break from all the holiday baking/cooking.

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    Diana Spriggs says:

    We are still working on creating traditions but I think we started one with making lots of different cookies together with my step mom and son to share with neighbors and family.

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    our fav tradition is making gingerbread bird cookies!

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    Baking with my daughter is one of my fave traditions. This year we will have to be extra creative as she has many new food allergies.

  16. 168

    I love baking all year long but at Christmas it gives me more of a reason to bake to my hearts content.

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