The taste of peppermint always reminds me of Christmas, and these peppermint crunch rice krispie treats are a great Christmas rice krispie treat recipe for this festive season. This recipe uses just a few ingredients to make a delicious and unusual Christmas snack or dessert.

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

Really easy to make, this recipe cheats by allowing you to purchase rice krispie squares to save you time and effort in making the Christmas rice krispie treats. I am all for saving time and effort during the busy festive period.

Ingredients to make Christmas rice krispie treats

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

In order to make this recipe you will need:

  • 8 rice krispie squares
  • 8oz Wilton Candy melts – to make them extra peppermint-y you can use a peppermint flavour, but white candy melts work just as well. You can also purchase them at Hobbycraft stores and eBay.
  • 1/2 cup of crushed peppermint sweets or candy canes
  • 8 lollipop sticks (Amazon link)


Open the Rice Krispie squares and discard the wrappers.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Insert one lollipop stick into the base of each Rice Krispie Treat and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, pour the Wilton Melts into a microwave safe dish and heat in the microwave in 30 second increments stirring occasionally when melted.
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats
Dip each Rice Krispie Treat into the melted chocolate and use a spoon to coat 3/4 of the way. Let the access melted chocolate drip back into the bowl.
Place the dip Rice Krispie Treat on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with the crushed peppermints or candy canes.
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats
Repeat with all treats.

Storing these Peppermint rice krispie treats

If you need to store these Christmas rice krispie treats because you have somehow not eaten them all at once (they are SO moreish!) then store them in an airtight container.

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