Rice Krispy Christmas Wreaths

This evening my mom, brother & I made these cute Christmas wreaths out of rice krispies that my mom had found in a Rice Krispies Ad in Family Fun Magazine. No only are these so cute, but they are delicious! The little bit of icing really adds a nice flavor to your traditional rice krispy treat. They were super easy to make and took no time to throw together. These would be a great addition to any holiday baking menu and great for gift baskets. For the frosting, we just used some of the wilton cookie decorating icing in a bottle.

3 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
– OR –
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 teaspoon green food coloring
6 cups Rice Krispies®
Canned frosting or decorating gel
Assorted candies if desired

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring.
2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using 1/4-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray portion cereal mixture. Using buttered hands roll each portion into a log and shape into small wreath. Decorate with frosting and/or candies. Best if served the same day.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add Food coloring. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
Note For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

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  1. Rice Krispy wreaths? So creative!! I am sure my niece would love these!

  2. How pretty! They look too nice to eat.

  3. What a great idea!! I may have to make these at home over the holidays!!

  4. Adorable and so festive!!

  5. These are precious!

  6. Stephanie, I LOVE these! I was going to make them last year, but never did. Now that I see how cute they are, you’ve TOTALLY inspired me!

  7. These are so cute! What a fun Christmas treat 🙂

  8. I happen to have rice crispies at home, I should totally try these!

  9. What a cute craft idea 🙂

  10. They look so delicious, and festive!

  11. Favorite One says:

    I love Christmas Wreaths that are edible! For a twist – you can use Frosted Flakes and red hot candies! The texture of the frosted flakes makes it look like real leaves on your wreath.

    I’ve done this and made one large wreath – which I found a little easier to do because I was able to form the shape before the candy cooled off.

    Both ways are fun and delicious!

  12. I remember my mom making these for christmas and then putting a scoop of vanilla icecream in the middle of the wreath. Sometimes she would even put a candle in the icecream and light it.