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Sinterklaas Will Come With Candycanes And Presents!

Does anyone remember the days of eating or even making those delicious rice crispy square treats with either family or friends. Maybe you saw them in square format, decorated or in other shapes. They are a loved treat by many people and if your one of the people that have never try them I surely recommended you make them :D. They may seem like a child's treat and adored by them,but we adults shouldn't miss out on the delicious treat.

As you can probably guess I made myself some rice crispy treats and during it bought me down memory lane as a child. However I am so use to making rice crispy treats in square format and this time I  really wanted to make a special holiday treat. 

So I thought since the Dutch Christmas for the little children is coming up on the morning of December 6th I would give something special to my nephew (Mathew) in his little boot.I know he really loves my baking and is probably my best critic :D.


I knew rice crispy treats would be simple and quick to make;however my plans were to give them a different spin for the holiday season. What's funny is that I got the holiday idea from the cereal box and added my own decorations to it. I really like that they change up the colors of the rice crispies for Christmas, which really dresses up the over all look on this treat.

I went with making the miniature candy canes for his treat; however I don't know what makes them so miniature there pretty big and Ive never seen actual candy canes larger then or a rice crispy treat larger.I probably made them bigger then the actual recipes but I did end up with 12 so who knows lol :P.If you have never made rice crispy squares or shapes let me show you some tips. Its so simple ,I"ll tell you.


First off, I started melting some margarine/ butter in a pot and added 5 cups of  mini marshmallows(or can add 250 g pkg regular size) it should look like this all coated.Pretty simple so far. Watch closely so nothing burns keep it on low!


You then let the marshmallow mixture completely melt and it should look like this.You can add vanilla extract to, but its optional for flavoring. I do recommend adding it.(  haha it kinda of looks like tapioca pudding from here lol :P)

Now here's the fun part, adding that colorful rice crispies and it should look like this when completely coated.


So if  your choosing to go with miniature candy canes like I did. What I did by the recipe was grease my hands either with margarine or butter and took a handful of warm rice crispy mixture. I shaped them into candy canes the best I could and let them chill.

The recipe called for dressing up the candy canes with red licorice string but with that not in sight I chose something else. I went along and melted some semisweet chocolates chips along with the small amount of extra chocolate from the last treat. I drizzled the chocolate on the candy canes and let them harden in the fridge. It was that simple decoration to bring that treat to life.


I still had extra chocolate so I actually made another batch of rice crispies but in square format. I was a little frustrated with this batch because some of the bottom rice got browned ,which isn't something you want for taste. I was lucky it wasn't to bad and just made the rice crunchier without a burnt taste :D. I chose to use up the rest of the chocolate to drizzle atop the squares and let them chill.

I really hate wasting any products, but sometimes you do when you know that it probably will go bad before you use it again lol. What is also nice is the ingredients and measurements are both the same for each recipe:).


Rice crispy treats of any shape are one of my favorite and a little hard to describe I guess. But I would say there crunchy, sweet, chewy and extremely sticky lol :D. Now I know why children love them so much I think any child would like that combination any day.

Hopefully my nephew likes them to and I think hes had them before but maybe not in candy cane form lol :D.Woo! I am really liking this holiday season baking month!

Stay tune for more treats coming up!
I predict cakes, cookies and savory treats!


For Rice crispy squares
  • Drizzle extra melted chocolate from Candy Canes

Miniature Candy Canes ( Adapted from KELLOGG'S Rice Krispies Recipes, Miniature candy canes)
Printable Version
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 pkg( 250g) regular marshmallows or 5 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 cups holiday Rice Krispies cereal
Handful of semisweet chocolate chips, melted

1. In a large pot, melt margarine and marshmallows together over low heat, until smooth. ( look like tapioca pudding)

2. Stir in vanilla, Stir in rice crispys until well coated.

3.Shape cereal in candy canes while still warm and then chill in fridge

4.Melt chocolate in a glass bowl over slightly boiling water in a small pot, low- medium heat until smooth. (Should be able to drizzle off fork)

5. Drizzle chocolate on top of candy canes and let harden in fridge


Chocolate Rice Krispie Squares (Adapted from Kellogg's Rice Krispies Square)
Printable Version
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 pkg( 250g) regular marshmallows or 5 cups miniature marshmallows
Krispies cereal

1. In a large pot, melt margarine and marshmallows together over low heat, until smooth. (look like tapioca pudding)

2. Stir in vanilla, Stir in rice crispies until well coated.

3. Using a spatula to add cereal to a 9inch glass square pan. Evenly and press in cereal.

4. Use the rest of the melted chocolate from the previous recipe (candy canes) and drizzle on the top of the square. Cool in the fridge to harden.

5. Drizzle:Melt chocolate in a glass bowl over slightly boiling water in a small pot, low- medium heat until smooth. (Should be able to drizzle off fork)

2 comments:

  1. Pretty! Mathew will love them :) He has had rice krispy treats before, mom came over and made some for him in the fall. He loves them. He's never had them in candy cane form though! :D

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  2. hehe yeah I thought he had some before. But yes keep it a secret! :D

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