Snowman Rice Krispies Treats]

Welcome the winter season and the festive cheer with these adorable Snowman Rice Krispies Treats! Perfect for holiday parties, school events, or as a fun cooking activity with the kids, these treats are not only delicious but also incredibly fun to make and decorate.


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 5-1/2 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 orange mini M&M’s (for the nose)
  • 12 brown mini M&M’s (for the eyes)
  • 6 red mini M&M’s (for buttons)
  • 6 green mini M&M’s (for buttons)
  • 6 strawberry sour straws (for the scarf)
  • 6 Ghirardelli’s chocolate melting wafers (unmelted, for the hat)
  • 6 mini marshmallows (for the top of the hat)
  • 1/3 cup green candy melts (for additional decoration)


  1. Prepare the Base: In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until completely melted. Remove from heat and gently stir in the Rice Krispies until they are evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  2. Shape and Cool: Turn out the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten with a spatula to an even thickness. Allow the mixture to set and cool for about 30 minutes. Once cooled, cut and shape the mixture into six large and six small balls to form the bodies and heads of your snowmen.
  3. Decorate: Attach the smaller ball on top of the larger one to form the snowman. Use the brown mini M&M’s for the eyes and orange M&M’s for the carrot nose. Place red and green M&M’s down the front of the larger ball to represent buttons. Wrap a strawberry sour straw around the neck for a scarf, securing it with a small piece of toothpick if necessary.
  4. Assemble the Hat: Use a dab of melted chocolate to stick a Ghirardelli wafer on top of the snowman’s head. Then, attach a mini marshmallow on top of the wafer to complete the hat. Allow the chocolate to harden and secure the pieces in place.
  5. Final Touches: For a festive flair, melt green candy melts and use them to add decorative elements or designs to your snowman.

Preparation Tips:

  • Consistency Is Key: Ensure the Rice Krispies mixture is not too hot when shaping, as it can cause the marshmallows to stretch and the treats to lose their form.
  • Decorating: Use tweezers for precise placement of the M&M’s and other small candy pieces.
  • Storage: Store the completed snowmen in an airtight container at room temperature. They are best enjoyed within 1-2 days.

Total Preparation Time: This recipe requires about 47 minutes from start to finish, with various steps allowing for creativity and customization.

Whether you’re making these Snowman Rice Krispies Treats for a holiday party or just as a fun winter activity, they’re sure to bring smiles and a bit of magic to your festive celebrations. Enjoy the process and the delicious results!

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