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Make Fun Gingerbread Rice Krispies Treats with the Kids!

Sometimes I want to make something with the kid, but I don’t want to bake–you know how it is. So I made these fun gingerbread rice krispies treats! Simple, fun and definitely delicious.

Kid Friendly Christmas Gingerbread Rice Krispies Treats
Make easy kid-friendly Christmas Gingerbread rice krispies treats in minutes!

Gingerbread Rice Krispies

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love Christmas and all the holiday treats that can be enjoyed as the weather turns. Also, I love it when I have a fun idea for an activity that turns a yummy treat into giggles and time spent making memories with the kiddo.


Which is exactly what became of these awesome gingerbread man treats. A yummy holiday flavor became an activity that the kiddo and I did together and suddenly, we’re having fun. If you’re ready to make a gingerbread rice krispies treat, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Gingerbread Man treats

  • Don’t feel like you need to be restricted by my gingerbread man rice krispie design. Feel free to use other decorating techniques and ideas to make your gingerbread man treat your own.
  • If you don’t have a circle cookies cutter but you do have a gingerbread man cookie cutter, you can certainly use that–I had just misplaced mine, so I went with a circle for a gingerbread man face!
  • I thought these would make a really great holiday party activity for a class or even something for the kiddo and I to do during the break to make as gifts for our neighbors. Then we ate them all. But, it was a great idea!
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How Do I Make Gingerbread Rice Krispies?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

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Gingerbread Rice Krispies Treats

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I love how easy and fun these gingerbread rice krispies treats are! They're a great activity to do with the kid while on holiday break--if you can wait that long.


  • 10 oz bag miniature marshmallows 

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
1/4 cup cocoa candy melts 

  • Vanilla frosting 

  • Candy eyes

  • Light pink candy melts


  1. Combine marshmallows, butter and cocoa melts in a large bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Stir to combine.
  2. Stir in your Rice Krispies until the cereal is evenly coated in the marshmallow mixture. 
  3. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking pan and press the Rice Krispies treats mixture into the pan firmly. 
  4. Allow the treats to set for a 2-3 hours.
  5. Use a large circle cookie cutter to cut out the Rice Krispies.
  6. Fill a decorating bag with frosting and draw a wavy circle around the outer edge of the Rice Krispie treats.
  7. Using the frosting as glue, stick a pink candy melt on each side for cheeks.
  8. Place candy eyes in the center of the face, slightly above the candy melts.
  9. Draw a wavy smile connecting the two pink candy melts with the frosting.
  10. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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  • Gingerbread Bath Bombs – If you love the way that gingerbread smells, this bath bomb is going to feed your craving for this favorite of holiday treats–without all the calories.
  • Gingerbread Slime – If you need the kids to have a little activity this is the perfect distraction while you’re doing your holiday baking!
  • Gingerbread House Rock Painting – If you’re into rock painting, this is one of the most adorable rock painting ideas for winter that you can do.
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