Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for Kids

Fun Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for a fun New Year's Eve food for the kids and you to enjoy! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

The end of Christmas always makes me a little sad. Making these fun Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for Kids was just the cheering up that I needed. The kids loved them, and today, I’d like to share the “how to” with you. Come on in, and I’ll show you how to make these for your family and friends as a fun New Year’s Eve Treat!

Fun Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for a fun New Year's Eve food for the kids and you to enjoy! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

I still can’t believe the Christmas is already over. I still remember Ella saying, “Mom, there’s only 13 days until Christmas.” I also remember me saying in response, “Don’t remind me!” Now, it’s all over. Doesn’t it go by so fast?

Fun Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for a fun New Year's Eve food for the kids and you to enjoy! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Luckily, we still have another holiday to celebrate! You can put these fun Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for Kids on lollipop sticks or you can just leave them alone like the above picture. Whatever floats your boat. 🙂

Here’s what you’ll need for these Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for Kids
(this will make about 1 dozen treats)

  • 3 Tbsp. of unsalted butter
  • 4 cups of fresh mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups of krispy rice cereal
  • wax paper
  • spray oil
  • 9×12 baking pan
  • round cookie cutter
  • squeeze tubes of frosting and/or melted chocolate melts for decorating
  • Optional – lollipop sticks & colorful ribbon

Fun Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for a fun New Year's Eve food for the kids and you to enjoy! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • First you’ll want to make the rice krispies. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until melted
  • Pour the cereal into a large bowl, and add the melted marshmallow mixture
  • Stir, stir, and stir some more

Then, when that’s all done:

  • Place a piece of wax paper in the baking dish and spray oil on the wax paper for added slipperiness! 
  • pour the treat mixture into the baking dish and spread it around. Pack it down
  • Immediately pull the formed rectangle rice treats out of the pan, and get to work
  • Set out another piece of wax paper for the circles
  • Grab your circle cut out, and cut out the circles
  • You can take the scraps, put them together, press them all down and get some more circles out of them – or you can eat the scraps – whatever floats your boat 🙂

Fun Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for a fun New Year's Eve food for the kids and you to enjoy! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Now, you can add the lollipop sticks, if you want
  • Use the squeeze tubes of frosting to make the numbers on the circles, and the clock hands
  • If you are using chocolate melts, I would suggest pouring the melted chocolate into a baggie and snipping the tiniest piece off of the corner to squeeze the chocolate out

Fun Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for a fun New Year's Eve food for the kids and you to enjoy! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • If you went with lollipops, add the ribbon
  • Tie it and curl it up real pretty

Fun Countdown to the New Year Rice Krispies Treats for a fun New Year's Eve food for the kids and you to enjoy! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

That’s it! 

Happy New Year!

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~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do


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