For little kids with big eyes and super big hearts, I made these delicious Grinch rice krispies treats and their Grinch movie night just went off the charts.
And, if it weren’t for those cute kiddos, I’m not sure I would have even though of it!
Grinch Rice Krispies
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a soft spot in our heart for the Grinch. He’s just such a lovable, hug-able guy. I mean, not really, but he ends-up being…our relationship status is #complicated.
And though we love a good Grinch cinnamon roll for breakfast, the other day the kids were watching The Grinch in the afternoon and asked for a snack.
How could I resist those sweet little eyes asking for a snack?! So, I made these amazing Grinch rice krispie treats. They’re flat-out so adorable that I can’t wait to make them again. Let’s get started.
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Tips to Make this Christmas Dessert Idea
- Don’t skimp on the wax paper. Seriously, if you want to be able to get your Grinch rice krispies out of the pan nicely, wax paper is the way to go.
- This recipe doubles really well. If you have a Christmas party, you can absolutely make as many Grinch rice krispies as you want.
- For a darker green, add more food coloring–for a lighter, more neon green, ad a couple of drops of yellow food coloring. I find that GEL food coloring does more vibrant colors than typical water-based food colorings.
How Do I Make these Grinch Rice Krispies?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a Christmas dessert ideas playlist on YouTube, here is our Grinch rice krispies video tutorial.
- 1 tbsp butter
- 20 marshmallows
- ¼ tsp Kelly green gel food coloring
- 3 cups rice cereal
- 2-3 oz. red fondant
- 1 heart-shaped cookie cutter
- 1 mini heart-shaped cookie cutter
- Line a rectangular baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add marshmallows to the saucepan and allow them to melt completely, while constantly stirring.
- Add gel food coloring and stir until marshmallows are completely tinted.
- Remove saucepan from heat.
- Add rice cereal and fold until well-incorporated.
- Pour rice cereal treat mixture onto lined baking sheet and pat down so that it’s about ½ an inch in thickness.
- Allow to set 15 minutes.
- Using your heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 5-6 rice cereal treat hearts.
- Roll out your fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
- Using your mini heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 5-6 mini hearts.
- Press one heart on each green cereal treat.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 0gSugar: 44gProtein: 2g
All nutrition information is estimated. Please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.
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More Grinch Food and Craft Ideas You Might Like
- Grinch Cinnamon Rolls – Start your Grinchy day off right with some fun cinnamon rolls that the kids will literally squeal over!
- DIY Grinch Ornament – A fun craft that the kids can help you make–this is the perfect party activity, if you’ve got some older kids interested in playing along.
- Grinch Shower Fizzies – For a whole immersive experience, you can do a fun Grinch-tastic shower!
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