I love a rice krispie treat… they are an amazing concoction of chewy, crunchy sweetness that is just perfect! These white chocolate and peppermint rice krispie treats take your ordinary ones up a notch! They are great for holiday gatherings or any time!
There are certain flavor combinations that just go together. Dark chocolate and raspberry, chocolate and peanut butter… things that just scream yum!!! when you say them together.
I’ll confess here that I’m not a white chocolate fan… normally. Like on the chocolate scale of life I love, love, love super dark chocolate, followed closely by regular dark chocolate, with milk chocolate bringing up the rear (I won’t turn it down though!) White chocolate though? I can usually pass on, it doesn’t bring me the joy that other chocolate does.
Unless of course you combine it with it’s perfect mate… peppermint.
That just changes everything.
So when I as strolling through the grocery store with the ingredients for plain old Rice Krispie treats in my cart and saw candy canes I decided I needed to make these spectacular treats.
Boy are they good! A little pepperminty with the sweet creaminess of white chocolate all wrapped up in the chewy goodness that is a rice krispie treat! They’re so super easy and perfect for your holiday gatherings. Whip up a batch of these in 10 minutes and you’ll be the hit of the party!!
Here’s what you’ll need for these white chocolate and peppermint rice krispie treats –
1/2 – Stick of Butter (plus a little more for buttering your pan)
1- Bag Marshmallows
6- Cups Crispy Rice Cereal
1/4- Cup Crushed Candy Canes or Peppermints (plus about 1 Tbsp for sprinkling on top)
1/2- Cup White Chocolate Chips (plus a little more to drizzle)
Now just like other rice krispie treats you’ll start by buttering your pan, a 13×9 works best!
In a large pot over medium heat, melt your 1/2 stick of butter, and then add in your marshmallows, stir gently until all the marshmallows are melted.
Once the marshmallows are melted throw your chocolate chips in and stir well until they are melted. Remove from the stove and stir in the rice krispies and crushed candy canes.
When you have everything nicely mixed press the whole mixture nice and evenly into your prepared pan. If you want to now is the time to melt your reserved white chocolate chips to drizzle and sprinkle your candy cane pieces!
I have this chocolate drizzler from Pampered Chef and it works beautifully!
These white chocolate and peppermint rice krispie treats are great with a cup of hot cocoa for the perfect winter treat!
What is your favorite Rice Krispie Treat variation? I’d love some new ones to try!