These reindeer Rice Krispies treats are the perfect holiday treat to make with the kids! Easy, fun, and absolutely adorable! They’re dipped in chocolate and decorated with easy to find, fun candies. They’ll have a blast giving each reindeer their own personality.
On Dasher, on Dancer…let’s make some Rice Krispies treats!
Any recipe that lets me bake (or no-bake!!) with my kids is a winner in my book! But what makes my reindeer Rice Krispies treats recipe extra special?
- Six easy ingredients
- Chewy marshmallow-chocolate HEAVEN
- Customization fun!
- Done in 30 minutes
Sticking: For both the fondant work and letting your chocolate coating set once dipped, set the finished treat on a silicone mat or lightly sprinkle the work surface with powdered sugar.
If it’s particularly humid where you are, you can use a mixture of ½ powdered sugar and ½ cornstarch. I also like to keep an offset spatula or a thin flexible spatula for moving the antlers onto a cookie sheet or cutting board for drying.
Melting Wafers: Ghiradelli is my favorite brand because of its quality and flavor. If you can’t find it, any melting wafer will work.
How to Melt: Although the microwave is a useful tool for melting your chocolate, I find it cools and thickens too quickly for me to use in this particular recipe. A double boiler works best at keeping the chocolate to a good dipping temperature.
Can You Freeze This?
Yes! Rice Krispies Treat desserts can be frozen. Be sure to always store your treats in an airtight container — since Rice Krispies Treats contain, well, Rice Krispies, it’s important to prevent the cereal from going stale.
Seal your reindeer Rice Krispies treats in airtight containers and store in your freezer for up to six weeks.
Make Ahead Tips
Since these are so quick to put together, really the only thing you can do to streamline the process is to make the antler the day ahead of time and let them completely dry.
How Long Can You Keep This?
These can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature for up to two days. If you want to keep them longer, you can always pop them in the fridge or freeze them as outlined above!
Can I Add Peanut Butter?
Peanut butter Rice Krispie Treats are a delicacy I call Fluffernutter Rice Krispie Treats. Marshmallow and peanut butter are sweet and smooth and perfect together! You should also try my chocolate peanut butter bars — just like Reese’s candies!
Can I Add Almonds?
Almond and Christmas go hand in hand! Almond crescent cookies are delicate and buttery, while almond shortbread cookies are on the dense, solid side of buttery. But still, want chocolate? Almond Joy bars are the candy in cookie form!
Can I Make This Recipe More Italian?
Can I Turn These Into German Christmas Cookies?
If you go for Italian cookies, you have to try German Christmas cookies too! Lebkuchen is a delicious German gingerbread you’ll want to make again and again. Springerle celebrate anise and all its soft licorice flavor!
What Other Christmas Desserts Can I Make With Chocolate?
There are so many chocolate Christmas cookies for you to try. For starters, I’d go with double chocolate snowballs. Twice the amount of chocolate — yes please! A classic has to be chocolate spritz cookies. Kids love helping with these!
Reindeer Rice Krispies Treat
- 2 bags Ghiradelli milk chocolate melting wafers
- powder sugar as needed
- 1 package chocolate fondant
- 1 box rice Krispies unwrapped
- 1 bag M&M's red picked out
- 1 package large edible eyes
- Line baking sheet with parchment; set aside.
- Melt both bags of chocolate in a double broiler.
- Sprinkle a little powder sugar on a cutting board and work the fondant until softened. Roll the fondant out to 3/8 inch thick. Using a mini leaf cookie cutter, cut out 16 leaves for the antlers; set aside.
- Dip the rice Krispie treats into melted chocolate, then, using a fork, flip it over to completely cover. Gently tap off excess chocolate. Place chocolate covered rice Krispie treats on a lined baking sheet.
- Place 2 eyes where eyes belong, then place a red M&M below eyes for the nose. Place a fondant leaf in each top corner for antlers. Allow chocolate to harden before serving.
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I can’t get enough Christmas cookies recipes this time of year, so here’s a few more!
- Reindeer Cookie – Cute wee deer dressed to impress!
- Reindeer Noses – Great for making with kids
- Bear Cookies – Another kid favorite that celebrates polar bears.
- Biscoff Cookies – The store-bought classic at home!
- Reindeer Oreos – Reindeers + chocolate = what more do you want??
I hope you had a blast making this reindeer Rice Krispies treats recipe! I know I always do. We have to make a Rudolph one and a Prancer one, a Comet one and a Blitzen one– oh, let’s just make another dozen to be safe!
Who’s your favorite reindeer? Let me know in the comments!