Christmas Krispie Treats

Ever since I made my first Rice Krispie Treats at home, I’ve never once gone back to the store bought pre-packaged ones. It’s just not the same! Besides it being one of the simplest, most easy treats to make at home, there’s so many different options and combinations you can play around with. Christmas is in (almost) 10 days and what’s more fun than snacking on festive treats?! Uhh, nothing because this includes chocolate!!

The ingredients you’ll need are:

~Rice Chex cereal
~1 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
~¼ cup butter
~Red & green M&M’s
~Red & green sprinkles
The directions are the same as with all krispie treats. Melt the butter over low heat in a large pot. Once the butter is melted, add in the entire bag of marshmallows and melt those with the butter. Make sure to stir the marshmallows frequently so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
After all the marshmallows are melted, remove the pot from the heat and add in 6 cups of Chex cereal. Once the cereal is combined, add in 1 tbsp of sprinkles and a ½ cup of M&M’s. Be sure to stir gently, folding everything in as you go, in order to avoid crushing as little cereal as possible.
Add the mixture to a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish. I like to spray the dish with cooking spray, then wipe off the excess with a paper towel so it’s not too much. To help spread the mixture evenly without marshmallow sticking everywhere, spray the back of a tablespoon with cooking spray and use that to press the cereal into the pan tightly.

Then add another 1 tbsp of sprinkles on top, along with ¼ cup of M&M’s. The M&M’s can sometimes fall off when trying to serve. In order to avoid that, I took the back of my measuring cup and pressed the candies into the cereal in a sort of hammering motion.  
Put it off to the side to set on the counter for about 30 minutes to an hour. You could also place it in the fridge for a few minutes to speed up the setting time. Just don’t forget about it! Nobody likes cold krispie treats. Once they’re set in place, relax with a cup of hot chocolate, pack them in a lunch, or sneak one for breakfast. I mean, it is cereal after all!
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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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