Frosted Christmas Krispies

As the end of the year approaches, the number of things to get done and places to go is steadily increasing!

Incredibly busy, but also incredibly fun :). This past weekend we had two different family Christmas gatherings so we decided to make some “Christmas” Rice Krispie treats. {Note: regular Rice Krispies are NOT gluten free, but they have a gluten free version that we used.}

 
 

Frosted Christmas Krispies
Prep Time: 1 hr
Yields: approx 20 “treats”

Ingredients:

 Krispie Treats {also on box}

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10oz bag marshmallows {or 8oz strawberry + handful regular for pink}
  • 6 cups Gluten Free Rice Krispies
  • food colouring {we just used green for one batch since the strawberry marshmallows are already pink!}

Frosting

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tablesppons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • food colouring as desired

Directions:
I love Rice Krispies treats because they are so easy to make! Begin by melting the 4TBS butter in large pan, then add 1 bag marshmallows. Coat marshmallow with butter, stirring occasionally: melt until creamy. Next you can either stir the Rice Krispies into the pan or pour the marshmallows into a large bowl with the Krispies. I prefer the large bowl. Either way, mix completely, then dump into greased 9×13 pan and press until firm {we used parchment paper on top to keep from sticking.} Let cool completely, then flip out of pan onto parchment paper {it helps to run a fork around the edge first.}

Next use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. The extra edges can be pressed back into the main sheet since they are so sticky, which helps yield a lot more treats!

After Krispies are cut, mix ingredients for frosting and divide based on how many colours you’d like. We kept it pretty basic. Finally, frost & add sprinkles if desired!

 

 
 

I love how they turned out… and the strawberry ones taste incredible! To transport our treats we layered them on a plate with the leftover parchment paper, added plastic wrap, and them placed the plate in our “cake carrier.” It actually worked really well!

  

That’s all for now – this is one crazy week for us so who knows when I’ll be posting next! In the mean time I would love to hear about your favorite holiday food items – anybody have any “non-tradtional” treats {like these Krispies} that you like to make??

Merry Christmas everyone!

Kate Alyse

Kate Alyse

Kate is a proud mama to four amazing little sweeties {through birth + adoption} and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, and gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!
  • 1. Rice krispies = amazing. Cute rice krispies = amazinger (is that a word? I don't care).
    2. LOVE the new blog design!

  • 1. Amazinger is most definitely a word. I have a degree in English, so obviously I would know! 😉

    2. Thanks! After many hours/days of searching for a design I liked I finally decided I needed to just do it myself {which also took lots of hours, but hey at least I like it!}

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