Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treats

10 treats
35 min

Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treats are easy to make and fun to eat! Kids and adults will love these old school treats with a fun holiday twist. Make these for your next Christmas party or holiday celebration. Everyone will love these fun and festive treats and they will look perfect on your holiday table. Make these treats with kids or even for a treat for Santa. Start with some basic rice cereal treats with marshmallows. Follow with a homemade thick buttercream frosting and fun decorations to make your Santa Hat Treats really stand out. Have fun with the decorating and you can even add your own flair!

Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treats!

Assembly of the Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treat

Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treat

Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treats
Recipe details
  • 10  treats
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 35 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
  • red gel food coloring
  • 10 mini marshmallows
  • clear sparkly sprinkles
  • ¼ cup white fondant
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 red gel food coloring and fully incorporate it.
Santa Hat 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 red buttercream frosting. Place the frosted triangles in the fridge for 10 minutes to the set frosting.
Dip each mini marshmallow in water, shake off excess and then roll around in a small bowl of sprinkles. Place the marshmallow at the top of the triangle.
Roll out the fondant to ⅛" thickness. Cut strips of the fondant to fit the bottom of the triangle, about ½" wide.
Take the strip of fondant and swipe the top with water using your finger. Dip the wet side into the sprinkles and then place on top of the frosted triangle.
  • 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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