Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats

Rice crispy treats made with mini peppermint marshmallows



As I said in my last post, McCormick and Kim Ima, cookie-sharing expert and author of the new “The Treats Truck Baking Book,” worked together to create delicious new cookies for Christmas. The second recipe I tried from Kim were Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats. I must confess – I didn’t exactly follow Kim’s ingredient list. You see, as I was looking for gingerbread marshmallows, I found peppermint ones instead. So instead of using regular mini marshmallows with peppermint extract, I decided to melt these babies instead.




I always forget how much I love homemade rice crispy treats. Make sure you use a big enough bowl though when melting and mixing everything together! One setback with the peppermint marshmallows is they make the squares very pink, like Pepto Bismol pink. I suppose you could add some food coloring to make them red. I’m not a fan of candy canes, so instead of adding crushed candy, I added snowflake sprinkles.



Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats
 
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Serves: 16 squares
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) mini peppermint marshmallows OR plain mini marshmallows + 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles or crushed candy canes, for decorating
Instructions
  1. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add marshmallows; stir constantly until melted. Remove from heat. Add peppermint extract if using; mix well. Stir in cereal and white chocolate chips. Press into pan using a buttered spatula. Sprinkle top with sprinkles or crushed candy canes. If needed, place a piece of cellophane wrap or parchment paper on top and press down to flatten the treats. Cool 15 minutes then cut into squares.

Source: Adapted from McCormick
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If you liked these Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats, you may also like these recipes from me:

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