Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

10 treats
30 min

Make these easy and fun Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats for your next Christmas or holiday celebration! There is nothing better than Christmas-themed treats to have on your table during the holidays and everyone will love these goodies. These rice cereal treats are perfect to make with kids but both kids and adults will love them. These treats start with basic rice cereal treats and marshmallows. Next, is the Thick Buttercream Frosting followed by fun decorations to make your reindeer come to life. Get creative and make funny faces, different colored noses, and even facial expressions. A perfect holiday treat for all!

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

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Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats in a circle.

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats
Recipe details
  • 10  treats
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Rice Cereal Treats
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 4 cups marshmallows
Thick Buttercream Frosting
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 cups confectioners powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water, room temp
  • brown gel food coloring
  • 1 cup small pretzels in classic pretzel shape
  • candy eyeballs
  • red chocolate-covered candies
Rice Cereal Treats
Prepare a 9/13 pan with non-stick spray. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
Add the marshmallows and stir until fully melted in the butter.
Remove from the heat and stir in the rice cereal. Add to the prepared dish and press into the pan as much as you can. Allow the treats to cool in the pan.
Thick Buttercream Frosting
Place the butter and shortening in a stand mixer or mixing bowl and cream together on medium speed. Add the vanilla and salt and continue mixing.
Begin to add confectioners sugar one cup at a time, mixing on low speed until combined then med-high speed for a minute or so each time. After each cup addition, add a tablespoon of water to get your desired consistency. Add the gel food coloring and fully incorporate it.
Reindeer Assembly
Turn the pan with the pressed rice cereal treats over onto a cutting board. Cut off the edges with a sharp knife and then cut into equal triangles.
Frost each triangle with a thick layer of buttercream frosting. Place the frosted triangles in the fridge for 10 minutes to the set frosting.
Cut a pretzel in half to make the antlers and place them on top of the triangle (see post for detailed instructions).
Add the candy eyes and nose.
  • Buttercream frosting can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days before using.
  • If you have leftover frosting, you can freeze it in a sealed container for up to 3 months.
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