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Candy Cane Crunch Krispie Treats

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Oh my goodness can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?!! I know, me either. Seriously 1 week until Christmas Eve. Can’t wait. Let’s just binge on ridiculous Holiday treats all week to prepare shall we? Lol!

I don’t know about you, but I will be enjoying these Candy Cane Crunch treats all week, because they are unbelievably fantastic….and because it’s almost Christmas…. and the diet starts January 1st, haha.

Have a wonderful day friends!

Here’s the ingredients your’ll need to prepare these beauties.

I love Rice Krispies Cereal. Such great childhood memories.

Can’t not talk about how fun marshmallows are either. Key ingredient!

Have you had these yet? Candy Cane Kisses are some of my favorite variety.

Major tip here. Unwrap your kisses before starting the recipe. Takes a little time and your treats will set up too quick if you wait.

Pour your marshmallows into a big bowl of melted butter and mix.

Heat until puffed and melty. Will look like this. You can do this over the stove top in a big pot as well.

Now, the fun part. Pour your melted marshmallows into your cereal.

Keep going!

Ok, time to mix.


Quickly add your kisses. You want them to melt ever so slightly from the warm marshmallows.

Add your crushed candy cane pieces.

Transfer to your dish.

Press until nice and even.

Let’s melt the chocolate shall we?

A touch of oil helps smooth it out nicely.

Spoon over your squares, drizzling over the sides. Looks kinda like snow!

Sprinkle with candy cane pieces and voila’ all done!



Candy Cane Crunch Krispie Treats


  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 13 ounce box Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 30-40 Candy Cane Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup Crushed Candy Canes
  • 2 cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons Crushed Candy Canes


  1. Place foil into a 9×13 inch baking dish and spray generously with cooking spray. Place butter into a large microwavable safe bowl and cook until melted, about 40 seconds depending on your microwave. Remove from microwave and stir in marshmallows to coat in butter. Return to microwave and cook until marshmallows are puffed and melty, about 1-1 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave and quickly stir in cereal, mixing to combine then stir in unwrapped kisses and candy cane pieces. Stir quickly then transfer to prepared baking dish. Let set up for 1/2 hour then cut into squares.
  2. Place white chips into a microwavable safe bowl or over a double boiler. Heat chips in microwave or over stovetop until melted. Stir in vegetable oil stirring until smooth. Spoon melted chocolate over squares then top with additional crushed candy cane pieces.

Makes 12-16 Servings

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  1. 1

    Festive and perfect for this time of year. I love RKTreats! I’ll never ever tire of them! The kid in me is always a fan ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Geenturtle8 says:

    Yummy ! I so wish we were neighboors !

  3. 3

    Those Candy Cane Kisses are my December addiction! These look great!

  4. 4

    these are so festive. this would be another perfect project for the hubby and i to make with our kids during their christmas break! such a genious, fun idea!

  5. 5

    Wow, these are so beautiful! I didn’t see the pieces in the crisps at first, nice touch! The Christmas treats are flowing at our house, starting with a couple of batches of gluten-free/vegan gingersnaps today and shortbread tomorrow. Can’t wait for Christmas Eve!!

  6. 6

    delish– love the peppermint and marshmallow combo!

  7. 7

    You are a genius!
    Not only so pretty but tasty too!
    Good job!!

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    KG says:

    Have you considered trying these with peppermint marshmallows? Yum.

  10. 10

    My diet would start Jan 1st also…2014 ๐Ÿ˜‰ I always admire your great step by step pics, something I should be better at!

  11. 11

    Oh YEAH! Can’t go wrong with these!

  12. 12

    Mmm these would be devoured in my house

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    Nicole says:

    These are so beautiful! I really want to make these!! I’ve never seen those kisses before!

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    Madeleine says:

    Mmm…these look so good! Love all the different candy cane elements.

  16. 16

    I want one now! I’m obsessing over peppermint this season and these scream yummy!!!!

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