Stacked Rice Krispie Treats on a small white plate

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats - Grinch Style!

These Rice Krispie Treats are perfectly ooey , wonderfully crunchy and adorable to look at! They are easy to whip up with the kids and are ready in 5 minutes.
Course Christmas Treat, Dessert, Holiday Treats, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Baking, Christmas Rice Krispie Treats, Grinch Treats
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Author Melissa


  • 1/4 cup Margarine/Butter
  • 5 cups Mini Marshmallows or 40 regular marshmallows
  • 8-10 drops Green Food Coloring
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Christmas Sprinkles for topping


  • Prepare 8" x 8" pan by lightly coating with butter to prevent your rice krispie treats from sticking later on
  • Using a large microwave safe bowl, melt margarine on high for 30 seconds until it is melted. Add marshmallows and toss until they are coated (they will have a glisten).
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments until they are smooth when stirred (about 1.5 mins)
  • Working quickly, add vanilla and food coloring and stir to combine. Add in cereal and stir until evenly coated. It will be super sticky so you will want a bowl of hot water and metal spoon for pressing into your pan.
  • Gently press into your prepared 8 x 8 pan, and use the hot metal spoon to even out any bumpy sections.
  • Immediately top with red and green sprinkles and hearts, lightly pressing so they stick into the bars. Allow to cool before cutting.