Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath

Christmas Rice Krispies treats in the shape of a wreath are the must-make holiday recipe.  Kids and adults will think these Rice Krispie treats are almost too pretty to eat with the unique molded shape and decorative candies. This easy Xmas gluten-free recipe is no-bake and done in just 15 minutes.  There really is no better Christmas sweet treat.   Add these Rice Krispies treats to your Christmas gift, exchange, potlucks, and dessert list as an annual holiday recipe. 

This recipe starts with marshmallows that are melted with butter and colored with green food coloring for that classic Christmas color.    This wreath-shaped recipe is so easy to do thanks to a bundt pan for the cutest Christmas Rice Krispies ever.  Then you get to decorate it to look like a holiday wreath almost too cute to eat.  We simply did red hot candies to look like holly berries on the Rice Krispie treats.   You can also add sprinkles, frosting, and other candy to this edible rice cereal and marshmallow ring. 

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Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath PN1 plated and ready to slice

 

 

Ingredients for Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath

This Christmas dessert is an easy no-bake recipe that only needs 6 ingredients.  Besides the usual rice crispy treat recipe with Rice Krispies, butter, and mini marshmallows, this Christmas recipe also calls for some decorating ingredients.  For this dessert recipe, I am using red hot candies and white cookie icing for decorating. These added touches create holly-themed Rice Krispies, perfect for Christmas Eve or Day. 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath ingredients

 

 

How to Make Christmas Rice Krispies Treats 

Begin by making rice cereal treats in the usual manner. If you have never made Rice Krispie treats, get a large pot and add the butter.  Melt the butter over medium heat.  Once it is melted, add the mini marshmallows. 

 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath butter in pot with bowls of rice krispies and marshmallows to the side

 

Melt and Color the Marshmallows

Continue to stir over medium heat until it is melted completely and smooth without any marshmallow pieces still visible.  As soon as the marshmallows are smooth, turn the heat to low.  While still stirring, add green food coloring. Add as much as you need to create the color you desire.  I use gel food coloring and I added 5 big squirts into mine. 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath melted marshmallows with green food coloring stirring it in and rice krispies in a bowl to the side

 

Add Rice Cereal to Green Marshmallow Mixture

Once the marshmallow mixture is green, turn the heat of the stove off.  Now slowly add the Rice Krispies to the pot and using the rubber spatula, stir to combine.  Make sure all the cereal is coated with the marshmallow.  

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath adding rice krispies to the green colored marshmallow mixtures

 

 

Molding the Rice Krispies Treats in the Bundt Pan

Once the rice cereal and marshmallows are combined, it is ready to get put into a bundt pan.  Spray the bundt pan with cooking spray so it does not stick.   Now using the rubber spatula, scoop and spread the green rice crispy mixture into the bundt pan. 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath bundt pan ready to fill with the green rice krispie mixture

 

 

Make sure the top is even so it is level when you plate it later.   It should look like this. It only takes a few minutes for this to cool off and set. The Rice Krispies treats will be ready to remove from the bundt pan in 5 minutes.   While you wait, gather your decorating tools and ingredients.  Also, gather your kids if they want to help out. 

 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath overhead of the bundt pan filled with the green rice krispies

 

 

Plate to Rice Crispy Wreath

Once the rice crispies are set, you will invert the bundt pan onto a plate. The Christmas Rice Krispies Treats will be round and now look like a green wreath.    This is when the fun part begins, decorating it with whatever you want.    Decorate it as I suggest below but get creative too.  

 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath inverted rice krispies out of the bundt pan on a plate with the frosting and red hot candies around the plate

 

Decorating The Rice Krispies Wreath

Using the cookie icing, knead it and snip off the end closest to the tip. This will allow you to use the finest amount of icing.  This is an easy dessert that travels well too.  Simply invert the bundt onto a plate and leave the pan over the Rice Krispies treats.  Pack the decorations along with you.  You can decorate once you arrive at the location since it only takes a few minutes to do the frosting and candies.  Plus it makes a fun way to get everyone in on making this wreath-shaped dessert recipe. 

 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath red hots with frosting adding to them to stick to the green rice krispie wreath

 

Add icing to the top of the wreath or directly to the red hot candies.  “Glue” the red hots to the top of the Rice Krispies with the icing.  I like them in clusters of 3 to resemble holly on the green marshmallow rice crispies. 

For other decorating ideas try something different like these ways to decorate Rice Krispies Treats for Christmas: 

  • If you have red heart candies, add them to the top for Grinch Rice Krispies Treats.   
  • Fashion a bow out of a red fruit rollup.
  • Draw different designs with frosting and add sprinkles.  
  • Dust with powdered sugar for the look of frost or snow to your wreath.

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath on a plate decorated and ready to eat

 

How to Serve & Store Rice Krispies Treats

 This wreath-shaped Rice Krispies recipe is tasty and beautiful and should be displayed whole for everyone to see. When it is time to dig in, simply cut into wedges and place them on a plate. Slice this holiday dessert into big slices so each person gets some red hots on the rice crispy treat.  This recipe is meant to feed 7 and cut along the thin ridges between each large section as shown below. 

If there are leftovers for this, place them in an air-tight container.  You can also cover rice crispy treats in parchment paper and then plastic wrap.   They will stay fresh placed on your kitchen counter in a cool location for up to 3 days.  (but there is NO way they last that long – just saying)   

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath a slice ready to eat plated with the rest in the background on a pedestal

 

 

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Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath PIN a slice plus the full one on a plate

 

 

 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath overhead of the round green treat decorated with cinnamon red hots and ready to eat

 

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath featured closeup overhead of plate with full wreath

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Wreath

Angela
Christmas Rice Krispies treats that are green and in the shape of a wreath are a fun and tasty holiday treat. This easy no-bake recipe is gluten-free, only requires a few ingredients, and takes only 15 minutes to make.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 7

Equipment

  • 9" Bundt Pan
  • cooking spray

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 5 1/2 Cups mini marshmallows 10 oz package
  • 5 - 6 drops/squirts green gel food coloring
  • 5 1/2 Cups Rice Krispies rice cereal
  • cookie icing, red hot candies, other candies and sprinkles to decorate

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. 
  • Once it is melted, add the mini marshmallows. Continue to stir over medium heat until it is melted completely and smooth without any marshmallow pieces still visible.  As soon as the marshmallows are smooth, turn the heat to low.  
  • While still stirring, add green food coloring. Add as much as you need to create the color you desire. I recommend about 5 squirts.
  • Once the marshmallow mixture is green, turn the heat of the stove off.  Now slowly add the Rice Krispies to the pot and using the rubber spatula, stir to combine.  Make sure all the cereal is coated with the marshmallow.   Once the rice cereal and marshmallows are combined, it is ready to get put into a bundt pan. 
  • Spray the bundt pan with cooking spray so it does not stick.  Now using the rubber spatula, scoop and spread the green rice crispy mixture into the bundt pan. Make sure the top is even so it is level when you plate it later. 
  • Let it completely cool and set for about 5 minutes.
  • Once the rice crispies are set, you will invert the bundt pan onto a plate.
  • Using the cookie icing, knead it and snip off the end closest to the tip. This will allow you to use the finest amount of icing.  Add icing to the top of the wreath or directly to the red hot candies.  “Glue” the red hots to the top of the Rice Krispies with the icing.  I like them in clusters of 3 to resemble holly on the green marshmallow rice crispies. 
  • To serve, cut into wedges and place them on a plate.

Notes

BASED on the rice krispies only cut into 7 pieces - calories will vary based on how you decorated - 
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 7
Amount per serving  
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9g 6%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 42.4g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 15.7g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin D 4mcg 20%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 25mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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