Make These Fun Grinch Rice Krispies Treats

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!

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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.

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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.

Yield: 6

Grinch Rice Krispies Treats

easy grinch rice krispies treats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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


  1. Line a rectangular baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Add marshmallows to the saucepan and allow them to melt completely, while constantly stirring.
  4. Add gel food coloring and stir until marshmallows are completely tinted.
  5. Remove saucepan from heat.
  6. Add rice cereal and fold until well-incorporated.
  7. Pour rice cereal treat mixture onto lined baking sheet and pat down so that it’s about ½ an inch in thickness.
  8. Allow to set 15 minutes.
  9. Using your heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 5-6 rice cereal treat hearts. green grinch rice krispies treats with candy hearts on white marble background with red beads and no text.
  10. Roll out your fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  11. Using your mini heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 5-6 mini hearts.
  12. Press one heart on each green cereal treat.
  13. Serve and enjoy! photo collage of how to make rice krispies grinch treats


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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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