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Mini Chocolate-Dipped Holiday Rice Krispies Treats Recipe and #Treats4Toys Giveaway

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It's officially holiday baking time! I'm usually so excited during this time of year, but we are in the middle of a home remodel, and I have been without my trusty oven. So what can a busy mom make that's budget-friendly, doesn't require hours of prep or baking, and can be made without the oven?

Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Treats!

I'm a big fan of these treats, not just because they are practically guaranteed  to never fail, but you can customize them in so many ways.  We decided to make some mini Rice Krispies Treats and dip them in chocolate, before rolling them in a variety of holidays candy decorations. They make the perfect party treat, as they are bite-sized and ready to delight guests of all ages!



Here are the complete directions for this treat:

You'll need:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • OR
  • 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • Chocolate almond bark squares for the dipping
  • Assorted holiday sprinkles
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 1-inch squares.

Prepare your chocolate "dipping" sauce by doing the following: Fill a mini slow cooker with chocolate almond bark squares. (Squares should be broken apart.) If your cooker has a temperature setting, high works just fine. Continually stir the chocolate squares as they start to melt.

While the chocolate is hot and has a glossy appearance, carefully dip the Rice Krispies Treats in and pull out immediately. Roll the chocolate end in a variety or sprinkles or edible baking glitter and shake off excess. Immediately set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

After all the treats are done, place the entire tray in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, or until your chocolate has fully set.  You can choose to serve immediately, or place into a plastic storage container. You can store these in the fridge for 1-2 days before serving.

This is a very fun project to do with the kids. While I'll handle the hot chocolate dipping, they love to roll the treats into the sprinkles!


If yummy treats aren't enough to love the holidays, the wonderful folks at Kellogg's, Toys for Tots, and the amazing food artist Mister Krisp have joined together to do something good for kids everywhere! The “Treats 4 Toys” program rewards families and those and need by donating a gift to Toys for Tots for every Rice Krispies Treat you share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #Treats4Toys.






I'm sending my photos of my treats right now! What will you create and share? You have until  January 1st. You can get ideas for what to make at the Rice Krispies website, their Pinterest page, or on Facebook and Twitter


Wanna Win? One lucky Lille Punkin' reader will win a Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Holiday Giveaway Prize Pack (ARV $39.05) consisting of: 
  • one (1) box of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal (16 oz.)
  • one (1) bag of Mini Marshmallows (18 oz.)
  • one (1) Holiday Sprinkles Mix
  • one (1) Assorted Food Colors
  • one (1) Holiday Shape Cookie Cutter set
  • one (1) Spatula set 
  • one (1) set of Mixing Bowls

You have until December 12th at 11:59 EST to get your entries in via the form below. Please see complete rules for details

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*Prize pack received. Opinions are my own.

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94 comments

  1. My favorite Rice Krispies Treat recipe has always been the one that comes on the Rice Krispies Box. The original recipe is the best!

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  2. Last year I made rice krispies treats with my kiddos. We had so much fun doing it! They both were trying to touch me with sticky hands and it ended up turning into a game of chase with lots of giggling. Fun times!

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  3. I love Rice Krispies with peanut butter. And the original recipe, too.

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  4. My favorite Rice Krispie Treat is Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Bars! They are so yummy!

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  5. My fav rice krispie treat moment is when we had one on our first Disney trip- so much fun!!

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  7. I remember making Rice Krispie treats with my mom.

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  8. Any time I eat Rice Krispie treats, homemade that is, I always feel happy inside thinking of childhood. No particular memory, just childhood treat.

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  9. Any time I eat Rice Krispie treats, homemade that is, I always feel happy inside thinking of childhood. No particular memory, just childhood treat.

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  10. We like to add butterscoth or chocolate chips to ours.

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  11. My favorite memory was the first time I made Rice Krispie treats with my Grand-daughter.

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  12. I would like to make the Rice Krispie Tree Treats trimmed with M&M's recipe.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  13. I love straight up Rice Krispie treats. It's a nice easy thing to make with my daughter. Thanks for the reminder. We need ot make some!

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  14. We like putting peanut butter in with ours!

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  15. My husband made Rice Krispies treats all the time when our boys were young. He put in extra marshmallow so they were super gooey! Out kids loved them!

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  16. My favorite is the original Rice Krispies Treat recipe. It was always such a treat when mom made them.

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  17. Rice Krispies Treat cereal was one of my favorites as a child!

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  18. I like the rice krispies trees. Those have always been my favorite Christmas treats!

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  19. My favorite Rice Krispies Treat are Rice Krispies Christmas Trees! My kids and I love decorating them and look forward to doing it every Christmas Season :)

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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  20. We love peanut butter crispies with chocolate on top. Yum!

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  21. My favorite memories is making rice crispy treats in a heart shape and mixing red candies in it for valentine's day

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  22. We love making Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats, so much fun! :)

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  23. My favorite rice krispie treat recipe has coconut oil in it. It makes them taste so much better!

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  24. My absolute favorite rice krispie treats are with peanut butter. Oh and huge!

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  25. We like to add m&ms in rice krispies.

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  26. Used to love it when I had rice krispie treats in my school lunchbox!

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  27. I love the classic RKT recipe on the back of the box.

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  28. I remember the first time I had one.

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  29. I prefer peanut butter rice krispies

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  30. My favorite memory of Rice Krispies is spreading it all over the kitchen floor.

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  31. in every care package you'll find homemade rice krispies treats from our home!

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  32. My family just likes the plain Rice Krispy treat recipe

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  33. I love making Rice Krispies treats with coconut flakes and chocolate chips!

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  34. My favorite recipe is the classic original, love it!!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  35. My teenager makes them at least once a week! Favorite snack around here!

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  36. I love the peanut rice krispie bars with a chocolate frosting.

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  37. We used to always make original, plain rice krispy treats for Christmas every year
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  38. Growing up I always added a ridiculous amount of chocolate chips - I still love chocolate in my rice krispie treats.

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  39. i like to make hot cocoa rice krispy's its so good.

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  40. Rice Crispy treats was the first thing I ever contributed to our family Chirstmas dinner.

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  41. I loved having these after soccer practice as a kid.

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  42. I make rice krispie treats and add m&ms to make it colorful

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  43. I remember making rice krispie treats as a kid with my mom. I would eat everything that stuck to my fingers.

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  44. I love making peanut butter Rice Krispy treats!

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  45. When i was a child we made rice krispy treats very often. It was one of our favorite snacks.

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  46. My latest experience with Rice Krispies Treats is not a good one. For some inexplicable reason my Rice Krispies Treats never turn out. For goodness sake, I have a masters degree. It is so frustrating!! My husband tries to help too. Now I just buy them but I would give it one more college try. Merry Christmas! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  47. I love rice krispy treats period. Yum. I am not good at making them - but I am good at eating them.

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  48. I like rice kripsy treats covered with chocolate.

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  49. Rice Krispy treats transports me back to my childhood. My favorite part now is sharing that joy with my three children.

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  50. I remember Rice Krispies treats being one of the first things my mom let me make as a child.

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  51. Oh I love some my daughter in law makes with peanut butter and corn syrup...then I think she mixes butterscotch and chocolate chips for on top. They are so yummy!

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  52. I loved making rice krispies, i especially loved shaping then and eating the extras as a child

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  53. My favorite Rice Krispies Treat is the original Treats. This was the first dessert I learned how to make with my Mom.

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  54. I have been making Rice Krispie Treats for about 45 years. I really love the Easter Egg ones.

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  55. I love adding extra marshmallows to my rice krispie treats! We like em nice and gooey! I have a feeling though that as soon as I try them chocolate dipped,that will be my new favorite way to eat them! courtney hennagir on rafflecopter.

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  56. i remember the first time my mom made them with peanut butter!!! we thought we had the greatest recipe lol

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  57. That looks really good! I love any Rice Krispie Treats! They are good with Cocoa Krispies too!

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  58. Oh I remember making these with my mom. I was always impatient about letting them 'set' before we could cut them. I should make a batch this Christmas; I know my daughter would enjoy that.

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  59. The original with a little PB stirred in.

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  60. I always loved the commercials for Rice Krispies and I loved hearing the sound of them with milk. We always enjoyed Rice Krispies treats too.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  61. My favorite is the original Rice Krispy recipe.

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  62. I like the original recipe and with peanut butter.

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  63. One of my favorite Rice Krispies treat is to mix rice krispies/peanut butter/ almonds/flax seeds/ mini chocolate chips .. One of my favorite memories is with my mom, teaching me how to make rice krispies bars, she did some with peunut butter and chocolate, others with marshmellow and frosting to decorate..
    @tisonlyme143

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  64. My favorite Rice Krispie Treat memory is making them with my Mom for the first time as a child.

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  65. we never have a enough rice krispie treats left to decorate because my kids eat them to fast.

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  66. I have always loved the originals the best. I remember thinking I was all grown up the first time my mom let me mix it up!

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  67. I love rice krispie treats with choc chips. so good thanks.

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  68. So yummy, and nostalgic too!!

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  69. My mom made them for us to eat for an after school treat.

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  70. I love rice Krispy treats with mini m&ms! Yummy! Trisha Burgess

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  71. I remember as a kid pouring my rice crispies and then listening to see what snap, krackle, and pop were going to say. Ha! I was so obsessed with it.

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  72. My favorite Rice Krispies treat recipe is the plain old original recipe. I could eat them everyday. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  73. I love the rice krispies treat with marshmellows the best.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  74. Peanutbutter and chocolate rice crispy treats are my favorite!!
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  75. I remember coming home from school as a kid to freshly made rice krispie treats.

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  76. I like the original Rice Krispie Treats recipe.

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  77. would love to win thanks at the chance

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  78. When I was growing up there,was only one rice krispie treats recipe available, boy was it good! I loved how easy it was and still is to make.Now it's mind blowing how many new rice krispie treats recipes are available today!Lately I've been making Funfetti cake batter krispie treats for potlucks or for a treat for movie night for my kiddos and I.They are always a hit at potlucks and at home!

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  79. My favorite recipe includes m&m's :-)

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  80. My favorite memory was when I was a kid and I would make rice krispie treats with my mom and little sister,we mould make them into different shapes

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  81. I remember making rice crispy treats with my mom growing up. It was always a lot of fun.

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  82. I love to sprinkle nerd candy on top before I press them down. thanks for the chance to win

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  83. i remember making these with my grandmom

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  84. Our Family does the traditional recipe and then we add different candies to our mix.

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  85. Love the original! Shelly Sawicki Lash Neuhouser

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  86. My husband has a slight obsession with Rice Krispie treats. When they are made they only last a couple hours. thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. My favorite memory is new! We made these last week with my 3 year-old for the first time. <3

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  88. Making egg shaped ones with my girls!
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  89. I like making rice krispy treats with sprinkles in them!

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  90. I have great memories of making thsese with ym grandmother. Whenever I would go and stay with her she would have the materials for us to make these. I have loved them ever since and homemade ones are the absolute BEST!

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  91. I remember making Rice Krispie treats with my mom.

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  92. I have always made rice krispie treats by hand with my grandchildren.

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  93. My favorite memory is of making Rice Krispie treats with my mom and sisters. We would make them together and then eat them while watching Christmas movies each year.
    Laurie Emerson
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