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Christmas Rice Krispies Treats with Candy Bows

Looking for an easy, delicious Christmas treat for kids? These cute, edible Christmas Rice Krispies Treats have cute candy bows and are extremely easy to make!

It's a fun Christmas candy craft that's quick and simple, and no baking is required!

Plate of Christmas Rice Krispies Treats

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Christmas Rice Krispies Treats

I love making festive, pretty treats during the holidays, but I also want to keep things simple. Inspired by my kid (who adores rice krispies treats and Airhead Xtreme candy), I created these "presents," which are a fun variation of regular rice krispies treats.

You can quickly whip these together to add holiday flair to a Christmas cookie tray or dessert table, or give these as a gift to friends.

These would also be fun to make for a kids' school holiday party or a Christmas potluck.

Holiday Rice Krispies Treats on a plate

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Should I use homemade or store-bought rice krispies treats?

You can make these using homemade rice krispies treats, but if you want to make things even easier on yourself, opt for store bought variety. In fact, I prefer the store-bought kind because they're cut into absolutely perfect rectangles, perfect for wrapping candy bows around them!

Once you get the hang of creating the candy bow, these little present treats come together really fast. I've posted a video below on the bow making process, which will help you understand the steps.

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Christmas Rice Krispies Treats

What you'll need:

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Instructions:

The easiest way to make these is by watching the video above, but here are written instructions for those who prefer it!

Step 1: Cut the candy strips in half lengthwise so they are thinner.

Step 2: Wrap the candy strip around the long way of the rice krispies treat and cut off the extra. Press the candy strip into the rice krispies treat so that it sticks to it.

Step 3: Wrap the candy strip around the short way of the rice krispies treat and cut off the extra. Press it into the treat so it sticks. You should have a cross on top of the rice krispies treat.

Wrapping candy ribbon around rice krispies treat

Step 4: Make the bow by making two loops with the candy strip.

Folding candy strip to make a ribbon

Step 5: Add another small strip to complete the bow.

Making the ribbon on a rice krispies treat

Step 6: Get another short piece of candy strip and wrap it around the center of the bow. Press the bow onto the rice krispies treat.

Placing candy ribbon on rice krispies treat

Step 7: Add a toothpick to secure the bow in place and use scissors to cut a "v" shape in the end of the candy strips to make them look like bows.

Cutting candy ribbon to end detail

Step 8: You're done!

Finished Christmas rice krispies treat

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Enjoy these Christmas Rice Krispies Treats, and be sure to also check out Non-Traditional Christmas Dinner Ideas!

Plate of Christmas Rice Krispies Treats with Candy Bows

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Plate of Christmas Rice Krispies Treats with Candy Bows

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats with Candy Bows

These Christmas Rice Krispies Treats can be made very quickly for any Christmas party or holiday party. They're great on the dessert table, as party favors, or as edible holiday decor!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Kate

Ingredients

Special equipment

  • Clean scissors
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  • Cut the candy strips in half lengthwise so they are thinner.
  • Wrap the candy strip around the long way of the rice krispies treat and cut off the extra. Press the candy strip into the rice krispies treat so that it sticks to it.
  • Wrap the candy strip around the short way of the rice krispies treat and cut off the extra. Press it into the treat so it sticks. You should have a cross on top of the rice krispies treat.
    Wrapping candy ribbon around rice krispies treat
  • Make the bow by making two loops with a candy strip.
    Folding candy strip to make a ribbon
  • Add another small strip to complete the bow.
    Making the ribbon on a rice krispies treat
  • Get another short piece of candy strip and wrap it around the center of the bow. Press the bow onto the rice krispies treat.
    Placing candy ribbon on rice krispies treat
  • Add a toothpick to secure the bow in place and use scissors to cut a "v" shape in the end of the candy strips to make them look like bows.
    Cutting candy ribbon to end detail

Notes

I recommend using store-bought Rice Krispies Treats to save time, and because they are perfectly cut!
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