Chocolate Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats

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I don’t think there is a candy more well associated with Christmas than candy canes. So when I sat down to think about a special Christmas Rice Krispies® Treat for my last sponsored post for Rice Krispies, I knew I had to incorporate candy canes… and chocolate. Why chocolate? Because it is chocolate, of course. But in all seriousness, one bite of these Chocolate Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats and you will be singing Jingle Bells

Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treat
Everyone knows Rice Krispies Treats are easy to make, after all there are only three ingredients in the basic Rice Krispies Treat. Well, don’t let these dolled up treats fool you — they are just as easy. You just have to add two special ingredients: crushed candy canes and chocolate. Totally worth it. 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats

Chocolate Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 10 oz of jumbo marshmallows (approx 40 marshmallows) 
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4-6 tablespoons crushed candy canes

Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats Ingredients

Start by making basic Rice Krispies Treats. Melt the butter in a large pot on low. Once the butter is melted add the marshmallows and stir frequently as marshmallows melt. 

After marshmallows are fully melted add Rice Krispies to the pot. 

Tip – I keep my pot on the burner on low to keep the melted goo warm while I mix. 

When marshmallows and Rice Krispies cereal are partially combined, add crushed candy canes. Continue mixing until everything is well combined. 

Pour mixture into a greased 13 x 9 pan. With a well-buttered spatula (and buttered hands) push Rice Krsipies Treats down into the pan and flat.

Allow to cool for one hour. 

When Rice Krispies Treats are cool, slice into 16 bars. 

Melt chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for 45 seconds and stir. If not fully melted microwave in additional 30 second intervals at 50% power until melted fully.

Top Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats with melted chocolate and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. Place in refrigerator to cool chocolate.

Chocolate Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats
I wonder if I can get away with making these for the annual cookie exchange…

Treats 4 Toys

This holiday season Rice Krispies has partnered with Toys for Tots to provide holiday toys to children in need up to $50,00 in toys! To help spread good cheer (and toys), each time you share your Rice Krispies Treat creation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Treats4Toys, Rice Krispies will donate a toy to Toys for Tots through the Treats 4 Toys campaign.

How is that for making sweet treats even sweeter?! 

Of course, you can make any type of Rice Krispies creation, but if you make just one let me recommend these Chocolate Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats. You will thank me later!

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Kellogg Company sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.