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These Gnome Rice Krispies Treats are Easy and Adorable

These gnome Rice Krispies treats are a fun snack to make with the kids. They take no time at all and the kids will love helping to make the simple shapes.

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Grab the kids and let them help you make these fun and adorable gnome Rice Krispies treats.

Gnome Rice Krispies Treats

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about the DIY gnomes. There’s so many fun ways to decorate with gnomes, have fun with gnomes and, now, eat gnomes. We whipped up this adorable set of gnome Rice Krispies treats after the kids were warming up after a play date in the rain. 

Rain… It started POURING rain here in Seattle (go figure) while we were at the park and there was no alternative but to embrace it. Splashing, twirling, and general craziness ensued, of course. When we got home we started on these adorable little gnomes.

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Tips to Make these Rice Krispie Treat Ideas

  • Use the wax paper. It’s the only way to go.
  • This recipe doubles well. If you’re making these for a Spring get-together or class party, double the recipe and you’ll have more than enough.
  • For a darker green, add more food coloring–for a lighter, more neon green, add a couple of drops of yellow food coloring. I find that GEL food coloring does more vibrant colors than typical water-based food colorings.

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How Do I Make these Gnome Rice Krispies Treats?

I’m so glad you asked!

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Gnome Rice Krispies Treats

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These gnome Rice Krispies are absolutely adorable and so easy to make. Grab the kids and enlist their help.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 20 marshmallows
  • 3 cups of rice cereal
  • 5 oz. green fondant
  • 5 oz. white fondant


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat. Add rice cereal and fold in until all the rice cereal is well-coated with melted marshmallows. Pour rice cereal mixture onto lined baking sheet.
  4. Pat down the rice cereal treats and spread it along the baking sheet, so that it’s about ½ an inch in thickness. photo tutorial of how to make rice krispies shaped like a gnome
  5. Allow for the rice cereal treats to set for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Use your cookie cutters to cut out 4-5 of each shape. Use the bottom of your triangular cookie cutter to cut off the top of each circular rice cereal treat.
  7. Scoop the white frosting into a piping bag. Add frosting to the top portion of your circular rice cereal treat (where you cut the top off). Attach it to the bottom of your triangular rice cereal treat. photo tutorial for how to make gnome rice krispies treats
  8. Repeat for all of your pieces.
  9. Roll out your green fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out 4-5 triangular shapes. Place some white frosting on the back of each fondant triangle. Press one onto each rice cereal treat - this will act as your gnome’s hat.
  10. Add a small drop of brown gel food coloring onto your white fondant and knead until completely tinted.
  11. Roll out your beige fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use your circular cookie cutter to cut out 4-5 fondant circles.
  12. Much like you did with your cereal treats, cut off the top portion of each fondant circle with the bottom of your triangular cookie cutter.
  13. Place frosting on the back of each beige fondant piece and press one onto each rice cereal treat. gnome rice krispies treats on a baking sheet
  14. Roll out 4-5 beige fondant spheres, about ¼ - ½ an inch in size. Place some frosting on it and place in the center of your rice cereal treats. These will act as your gnome’s nose.
  15. Use a small round piping tip to pipe out eyes with your black decorating frosting.
  16. Attach Wilton #233 to your piping bag with white frosting. Frost out a beard on each gnome. Serve and enjoy! photo tutorial for how to make gnome rice krispies treats


For more fun gnome crafts and ideas, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots.

Additional Supplies Needed:

  • One drop brown gel food coloring
  • Triangular cookie cutter
  • Circular cookie cutter (about 2 inches in diameter)
  • Store-bought white frosting
  • Black decorating frosting

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 0gSugar: 69gProtein: 2g

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

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