This Gnome Rice Krispies Treats Recipe is FUN!

These gnome Rice Krispies treats are a fun snack to make with the kids. They are a favorite of so many generations and the simple shapes make them an easy recipe and craft.

There’s just something about Rice Krispies treats – no matter where I am, I’ll pick some up. My favorites are the ones shaped like little characters, so it’s no surprise these popped into my head.

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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, I whipped up this adorable set of gnome Rice Krispies treats after the kids were warming up after a play date in the rain. It started pouring while we were at the park (go figure, it is Seattle).

The kids had so much fun splashing, twirling, and partaking in a lot of general craziness, of course. When we got home, the kids hopped in a warm bath and I started on these adorable little gnomes.

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Tips to Make these Rice Krispie Treat Ideas

  • Use the parchment paper to prevent sticking and help with clean up. You can also use a light coating of cooking spray on the sides of the pan.
  • 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.
  • My recipe is a plain flavor, but you can make peanut butter, lemon, Cocoa Krispies (use the chocolate Rice Krispies cereal), or even add Lucky Charms cereal. For more flavors, check out this epic list of Rice Krispies flavors from Aimee.
  • For a darker green, add more food coloring; for a lighter, use more neon green and add a couple of drops of yellow food coloring. Gel food coloring produces more vibrant colors than typical water-based food colorings.
  • If you don’t have cookie cutters in circles, squares, triangles, or ice cream cones, it’s no problem. Adult hands might have to use a knife to cut the shapes from the treats and fondant but little hands can decorate.
  • If you have sprinkles, you can add them to the fondant with a little water. Or, you can let the kids do as mine did and just smush them all up in there.
  • To add a bit more fun, put on the cute Sherlock Gnomes movie – we laughed so hard!
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Make Gnome Rice Krispies Treats

Below is the written and printable recipe for gnome Rice Krispies. I’d love to see your version – tag me on Facebook or Instagram if you share.

Yield: 5

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 cool and set for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Use the 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 and repeat for all pieces. photo tutorial for how to make gnome rice krispies treats
  8. Roll out the green fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out 4-5 triangular shapes and 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.
  9. Add a small drop of brown gel food coloring onto the white fondant and knead until completely tinted. Roll out the beige fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick and use the circular cookie cutter to cut out 4-5 fondant circles.
  10. Much like you did with the cereal treats, cut off the top portion of each fondant circle with the bottom of the triangular cookie cutter.
  11. 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
  12. 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 the rice cereal treats. These will act as the gnome’s nose.
  13. Use a small round piping tip to pipe out eyes with your black decorating frosting.
  14. Attach Wilton #233 to your piping bag with white frosting. Frost out a beard on each gnome 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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More Garden Gnome Party Ideas You Might Like

  • Paper Roll Gnome with Yarn Beard – This is a fun craft for which adults all over the world have shown me pictures of them making. It’s also easy for the little ones.
  • Adorable Gnome Homes – Make paper mushroom gnome homes that are too cute for words.
  • Paper Roll Gnomes – We particularly love making paper roll gnomes so that kiddos can proceed to pretend to feed them at our party! LOL!
  • Popsicle Stick Gnome Puppets – A little paint and a few craft sticks and you will have adorable girl and boy gnomes for pretend play.
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