Twelve Days of Holiday Treats: Rice Krispie Wreaths

Rice Kirspie Wreaths on a white plateWelcome to Day 1 of

The Twelve Days of Holiday Treats!

Once again, this year, from December 1-12th I’ll post a new holiday treat recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining!

The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (perfect for this year of smaller gatherings – each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment  so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim.

First up, an easy (and fun) one to make with the kids – Rice Krispie Squares, fancied up with a little food colouring and some Sweetapolita sprinkles (the BEST!). These are simple to make and only require a few pieces of equipment, yet visually they are bright and fun and eye-catching – everything we need for the grey days of (especially this) winter.

Yield: 12

Rice Krispie Wreaths

Rice Kirspie Wreaths for the holidays

Easy and fun for the holidays - Rice Krispie Wreaths

Prep Time 15 minutes
Set Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 80g (2 cups) Rice Krispies (Rice Bubbles or Puffed Rice)
  • 1/2 cup fancy sprinkles for mixing
  • 100g (2 cups) mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • a touch of green fool colouring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fancy sprinkles for sprinkling


  1. Mix the Rice Krispies and sprinkles together in a large bowl.
  2. Melt the marshmallows, butter and food colouring in a large pot over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Once the marshmallows are melted, work quickly to mix them into the Rice Krispies, if you're not fast enough it will be hard to mix the sprinkles evenly through.
  4. Use approximately 3 tablespoons of the Rice Krispie mixture and pat it down into empty muffin tins with your hands (lightly coating them with flavourless vegetable oil or butter can help you here!)
  5. Use the end of a wooden spoon to create a hole in the middle of each tin to form a wreath.
  6. Scatter a pinch more sprinkles on top of each "wreath", gently pressing down with your fingers.
  7. Continue until you have formed 12 wreaths.
  8. Allow to sit at room temperature to set a little bit before eating. Best enjoyed the day they are made, othewise store in an airtight container for 2 days.

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 These are lots of fun to make and eat and who doesn’t need a few more recipes like that in their lives?

Rice Kirspie Wreaths for the holidaysStay tuned to see what tomorrow brings and in the meantime…

Check out the rest of the 12 Days of Holiday Treats:

Day 1: Rice Krispie Wreaths

Day 2: Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

Day 3: Peppermint Bark

Day 4: Orangettes

Day 5: Rocky Road Chocolate Crackle Slice

Day 6: Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Day 7: Orange Pim’s

Day 8: Mendiants

Day 9: Chewy Chocolate Mint Crackle Cookies

Day 10: Apricot, Coconut and Cranberry “truffles”

Day 11: Chocolate, Cherry and Almond Brownies

Day 12: Peppermint Hot Chocolate


Check out last year’s 12 Days of Holiday Cookies:

Day 1: Easy Three Ingredient Shortbread

Day 2: Jam Drops

Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice

Day 4: Melting Moments

Day 5: White Christmas

Day 6: Langues de Chat

Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice

Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits

Day 9: Rocky Road

Day 10: Honey Joys

Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles

Day 12: Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)


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