As delicious as the classic version, these reindeer rice Krispie treats are so sweet and whimsical, right down to Rudolph’s red nose.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time10 minutesmins
Total Time25 minutesmins
Keyword: Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
6tablespoonsmargarine,divided into 4 tablespoons and 2 tablespoons (your favorite brand - I used Blue Bonnet)
10ouncesmarshmallows(40 marshmallows or 5½ cups mini marshmallows)
6cupsRice Krispies cereal,I used Great Value brand
2ounceswhite almond bark
16chocolate covered pretzels
1red M&M,for Rudolph’s nose
Colorful sprinkles,for “hair”
Use your hands to spread 2 tablespoons of the margarine around a 10-inch springform pan. (You can also place a parchment paper circle on top of the buttered bottom of the springform pan. It’s not a necessary step, but it is an option)
Add the remaining margarine to a 5 to 6-quart heavy-bottomed stock pot, and melt the margarine over medium-high heat.
Once the margarine is completely melted, add the marshmallows, and stir continuously until the marshmallows are completely melted. (If the marshmallows are not completely melted, it can cause the Rice Krispies to lose all of the crunch associated with Rice Krispie treats.) Remove the pan from the heat.
Stir in the Rice Krispies and continue to stir until completely incorporated.
Pour the marshmallow Krispies into the prepared pan. Gently press the marshmallow Krispies down to ensure a level surface. Allow the Krispies to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
Once the Krispies are cooled, place a large cutting board on top of the pan. Flip the pan over and release and carefully remove the sides and bottom of the springform pan.
Use a large sharp knife to cut/divide the circle of treats in half. Then divide that circle in half. Slice the 4 triangles like you would slice a piece of pie.
Add the 2 ounces of white almond bark to a small heat-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth.
On the top 2 corners of each triangle, dab a small dot of the melted almond bark. Lay 1 of the chocolate-covered pretzels on each dot.
In the center of the triangle, dab 2 dots of the almond bark. Place the eyes on the dabs,
At the point of the triangle, dab another dot for the nose (either the brown or red m&m).
In between the chocolate-covered pretzels, dab a final dot of almond bark for the colorful sprinkles of your choice. Allow the reindeer to dry completely before serving.
Be sure to use fresh marshmallows for the best results for these Christmas Rice Krispie treats!
You can also use a 9x13 pan for the reindeer. They will be flatter than the round pan. Slice long ways down the center of the Rice Krispies, then slice 7 triangles in the halved Rice Krispies. If you are using the 9x13 pan, you will need 28 chocolate-covered pretzels, 14 M&M’s, 28 eyes, and sprinkles.
Don’t put too much pressure when pressing down on the cereal mixture; you don’t need to completely smoosh them. If you’re using your fingers or rubber spatula to press the mixture down, run your hands/spatula under water and shake off the excess before starting. This will help prevent the sticky mixture from clinging to you. You can also spray your hands or spatula with a little bit of nonstick spray.