Peppermint Rice Krispies Snowball Treats


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 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.



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.


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




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.
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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.




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  1. 160

    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.

  2. 163

    ACMommy3 says

    We love attending the Nutcracker Ballet — and love making tons of different cookies to share with everyone each Christmas. :-) creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com


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