Peppermint Rice Krispies Snowball Treats are perfect for a simple winter holiday treat!

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 Peppermint Rice Krisipies 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!

Peppermint Rice Krispie Snow Ball Treats

A simple recipe for peppermint Rice Krispie snow ball treats. Perfect for your holiday festivities.
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 24
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 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


  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat.
  • Add in the marshmallows and allow them to melt completely.
  • Add in the crushed candy canes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies.
  • If making balls, pull out heaping tablespoons from the pan and roll into balls. Add a candy can into the center of each ball.
  • If making cut out shapes, press the rice krispie mixture into a pan prepared with cooking spray.
  • Allow to cool for about five to ten minutes and then cut out your favorite shapes.
  • Add a candy cane into the top end of the treat.
  • Place your finished treats into the fridge for about 15 minutes to cool down.
  • Melt the candy melts according to package directions and add in the vegetable oil to thin the mixture.
  • Dip your cooled treats into the chocolate, sprinkle or decorate, and set aside to cool and harden completely.
  • 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.
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  1. My favorite tradition is baking christmas cookies with my little girl. We have so much fun and make an absolute mess of the kitchen. We love to clean up while eating our treats.

  2. Every year my girls and I bake all traditional cookies and pies. We also like to come up with our own crazy variations too. It makes it fun some work some don’t but the process is lots of fun.

  3. One of our favorite Christmas traditions is that our immediate family has Christmas on the 23rd because Christmas Eve & Christmas are so busy going from one family gathering to the next. We decided to have our own family time on the 23rd when there’s nothing else going on. We have a big pot of chicken & dumplings & open presents & then have a warm cup of cider or hot chocolate & just hang out together, just the 4 of us! LOVE this time!

  4. This is a wonderful treat and pretty and innovative (I love it hanging on the mug).
    A holiday tradition for my family is cutting down a fresh Christmas tree each year and then having hot chocolate and cookies. Something that the kids enjoy and something that I hope they will remember with fondness as they get older.

  5. We like to drive around and look at decorations, sing Christmas Songs, read the story of Jesus birth and spend time together as a family.

  6. Wonderful Krispy Peppermint Treat. I love it and will make it for sure. Love the pictures also….you are putting me in the holiday spirit with us. I would not mind the $100 gift card either. Merry Christmas.

  7. My favorite holiday tradition has always been to open gifts on Christmas Eve. We usually intend to only open one gift each, but all the others seem to get opened then too!
    Oh, and also wine with every holiday meal!

  8. My favorite holiday tradition having seasonal flowers at the dinner table with every holiday meal. It sets the perfect atmosphere.

  9. When I was young we always gathered at my Grandparents house Christmas eve and shared gifts and now that I am grandparent my grandchildren visit me on Christmas eve to share gifts. Thank you for this wonderful giveway. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  10. Our favorite holiday tradition is having the “Christmas Elf” knock on the door Christmas Eve and leave new pj’s for the kids!

  11. I love having a Candlelight christmas dinner with my family on Christmas Eve. We act out the nativity and sing Christmas songs.

  12. My favorite winter traditions involve a lot of warm beverages, baking of all kinds, and continuing to enjoy a daily advent calendar chocolate 🙂

  13. I love these! They are so cute!!
    One traditions involve making a lot traditional German cookies and giving them away to our friends.

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