Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat

Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat - Perfect for holiday parties with kids! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

You guys, I am so tickled at how these Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats turned out! I think these are going to be a big hit at your Christmas celebrations, this year! Come on in, and I’ll show you how to make these fun and simple treats for the holidays.

 Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat - Perfect for holiday parties with kids! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Aren’t they fun?!

Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat - Perfect for holiday parties with kids! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

The peppermint mallows give the Rice Krispies Treats a faint peppermint taste. It’s definitely not enough to overpower the classic Rice Krispies Treat flavor. My 11 year old, who does not care for mint, tried them and said he didn’t even taste the mint flavor. The kids that love mint, tasted and loved the peppermint flavor. It’s just a magical flavor that appears or disappears, I guess. It is that time of year. 😉

Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat - Perfect for holiday parties with kids! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

The kids will absolutely love this fun special treat. They are so simple to make, too. The decorating only involves marshmallow placement. The kids can definitely help you with this one. 🙂 Are you ready to get started?

For these Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats:

 You’ll Need:
(Makes about 17)

  • 3 Tbsp. of unsalted butter
  • 4 cups of fresh mini Kraft Peppermint Mallows – I used these specific mallows, because of the already pink base. It really helps in making a red hat, as opposed to a bright pink one. 
  • 6 cups of rice cereal
  • red food coloring – 1&1/2 tsp. – 2 tsp.
  • white mini marshmallows

Extra Equipment:

  • A paper snow cone wrapper – There’s a link below to the exact ones that I used for this treat
  • cooking spray – butter flavor preferred
  • silicone spoon
  • wax paper
  • Sauce pan and large bowl

Instructions:

Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat - Perfect for holiday parties with kids! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • You’ll want to melt your butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat
  • Add the peppermint mallows and stir while they melt into the butter
  • Remove from heat
  • Add 1&1/2 to 2 tsp. of red food coloring and mix in
  • Grab a large mixing bowl and add the cereal 
  • Pour the red marshmallow mixture over the cereal and mix in until your arm feels like it’s gonna fall off, and the cereal is completely coated with the red stuff

Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat - Perfect for holiday parties with kids! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Grab your wax paper and set it out on a work surface
  • Grab a snow cone mold – you’ll only need one, coat the inside with the spray oil (you’ll only need to do this once)
  • Spoon the cereal mixture into the mold and pack it down
  • Push the molded  cereal out onto the wax paper
  • Do that with the rest of the cereal – you should end up with about 17 hats

Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat - Perfect for holiday parties with kids! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Now, quickly, while the marshmallow is still nice and warm add about 15 mini white marshmallows around the base of the hat – just push them against the hat. The sticky marshmallow will be the glue
  • Add 1 marshmallow to the top of the hat
  • That’s it! You’re done, my friend! 

Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat - Perfect for holiday parties with kids! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Storing:

  • The marshmallows will tend to harden if left out in the air. If you don’t want to serve these immediately, then you’ll want to store them in an airtight container for up to a couple of days.

Merry Christmas!

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 Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats for a Fun and Simple Christmas Treat - Perfect for holiday parties with kids! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

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