Last Minute Easy Peasy Festive Treat: Rice Krispie Wreaths

Standing over our cookie platters to give to the neighborhood, we realized we needed to add some color to pull them together.  These Rice Krispie Treat Wreaths are quick and easy and bright and festive.  They do require some ‘elbow grease’ to stir the cereal into the thick marshmallow mixture.  I have to admit the lil bro stepped in to stir as he didn’t believe I had the guns. (Or, the more likely story is that he wanted to look like he was participating so he could take credit when people enjoyed these later). 😉 They will get sticky so be sure to butter or coat your fingers with a little non-stick spray before shaping. 

Happy Holidays!


Rice Krispie Treat Wreaths

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes about 20 wreaths.


1 10 oz. bag of marshmallows

3 tablespoons of butter

1 tablespoon green food coloring (more if you are using liquid food coloring)

6 cups of Rice Krispie cereal or equivalent

1 cup sweetened coconut

Royal Icing:

1 egg white

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon red food coloring (or more if using liquid food coloring)


1. Line cookie sheets with waxed paper.  In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring.

2. Add coconut and crisped rice cereal cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using 1/4-cup measuring cup coated scoop the mixture onto the waxed paper covered cookie sheets.  Butter or dip your hands in non stick baking spray and shape the scoops to form wreaths.

4.  Make the Royal Icing by mixing the egg whites, confectioners sugar, vanilla and desired color food coloring.  Decorate with bows or ornaments with a cake piper.  Allow to set.  Best served on the same day.


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