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The gooey inside of a peppermint rice krispie treat, perfect for the holidays!
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Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Chewy, gooey peppermint rice krispie treats. Made with cocoa cereal, peppermint extract, peppermint white chocolate and cute little snowmen.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: No-bake
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 large bars
Author: Natalie Dicks


  • 4 tbsp. 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 16 oz. bag mini marshmallows*, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 6 1/2 c. cocoa rice krispie cereal
  • 1 10 oz. bag Ghirardelli Peppermint Chunks
  • 1 bag Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Snowmen


  • Line a 9x9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large non-stick pot or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add in salt, and all but 1 cup of the marshmallows. Reduce heat to low and stir until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract. Pour in the cereal and the reserved cup of marshmallows, mix until completely coated.
  • Pour into the prepared pan. Lightly butter the bottom of a measuring cup or a turner and gently press krispies into a smooth, even layer.
  • In a medium microwave safe bowl, heat peppermint chunks on HALF power for 1 minute. Stir and repeat until melted. Pour over the pressed krispie treats and use an offset spatula to spread into a smooth layer. Press the snowmen in immediately.
  • Transfer to the refrigerator to set for 30 minutes. Use a sharp knife to cut into clean slices before serving. Store at room temperature.


*You can also use peppermint mallows as well, or half and half.
-For thinner krispie treats, spread into a 9x13-inch pan and use an additional bag of Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Snowmen.