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Peppermint Rice Krispie Bars – Holiday Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Crushed peppermints give these Peppermint Rice Krispie Bars a holiday look & taste.

This Rice Krispie recipe is simple to make and delicious, too. If you like Peppermint holiday desserts and bar recipes, you will love this amazing sweet treat. 

This festive Christmas treat is a variation of the normal Rice Krispie Bars that are so popular.

These peppermint Rice Krispie bars combine marshmallows and Rice Krispies with butter and crushed candy canes for a treat that will be a delight on your Christmas buffet table. These Peppermint rice Krispie bars are a holiday take on the traditional favorite
Peppermint Rice Krispie Bars

If you love making 30 minute meals and quick desserts, you’ll love these delicious bars. They will delight your holiday party guests.

The recipe is so easy to do and comes together quickly.  The kids will just loves these and will enjoy helping out (and eating as they go!)

Crush the candy canes with a meat tenderiazerUnwrap the candy canes and crush them in a plastic bag with a meat tenderizer. You will need 1/3 cup of crushed candy canes. Set these aside.

Melt the butter on the stove top.Melt 1/2 stick of unsalted butter in a sauce pan over medium high heat.

Mix the butter with the marshmallow creamStir in a 10 ounce bag of miniature marshmallows.  Mix will until melted and the mixture is smooth.

Add the crushed candy cane to the marshmallow mixtureStir in the crushed candy canes and mix until combined and remove from the heat.  In a large bowl, place the Rice Krispie cereal.

spread the mixture in a prepared panStir in the melted marshmallow and candy cane mixture and combine well.

Rice Krispie Batter in the panPlace the mixture in a large plastic storage container or on a wax paper lined baking sheet.  Place in the fridge to set for about 15 minutes.

Time to taste this Holiday Rice Krispie Treat recipe

Peppermint Rice Krispie Treat RecipeRemove the Rice Krispie Treats from the container, and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. The bars are gooey and sticky like a traditional Rice Krispie treat but have the added crunch and color of the crushed peppermints for a great holiday feel.

The treats have a lovely crunchy texture and the taste of sweet peppermint and marshmallow. They are perfect for your holiday dessert table this year.

Yield: 12

Peppermint Rice Krispie Bars

These Peppermint rice Krispie treats are a holiday take on the traditional favorite
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 10 Oz. Package Miniature Marshmallows
  • ⅓ Cup Crushed Candy Canes (I used the pink and white ones for this step)
  • 6 Cups Rice Krispies® Cereal


  • Place the candy canes in a large plastic bag and crush with a meat tenderizer. You will need 1/3 cup of pink candy canes.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium low heat.
  • Stir in the miniature marshmallows and cook until they melt. Stir often to combine well.
  • Mix in the crushed candy canes.
  • In a separate bowl place 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal. Stir in the melted marshmallow mixture and mix to combine well.
  • Line a large serving dish with wax paper and spread the mixture in the dish.
  • Place in the fridge for about 15 minutes to cool and set. Remove and cut into bars and serve.
  • Store in an airtight container
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