Christmas Rice Krispie Treats: Snowy House
Transform crunchy homemade Christmas rice krispie treats into a snowy house! It only takes 30 minutes to assemble and decorate with your favorite candies. Keep reading to find out what special tools I’m using so that you can build this house super fast! Now you don’t have to spend 2 days making a gingerbread house!
Cook Time10 mins
Time To Build20 mins
Servings: 12 people
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 cups Kellogg Rice Krispies Cereal
- Wilton edible black sparkle gel
- Wilton edible red sparkle gel
- red licorice
- square pretzels
- Coconut flakes
How To Make Rice Krispie Treats
To see how the rice krispie treats are made from scratch, watch my Halloween Rice Krispie Treats video: https://youtu.be/gSjRsH3khmo
To see how to build this Christmas Rice Krispie Treats House, watch: https://youtu.be/Fjn6EM_JLq0
Line a 9”x13” pan with parchment paper. Spread a thin layer of butter on the parchment paper, wooden spatula, and cookie cutter. (This will prevent the marshmallow mixture from sticking to everything.)
On low heat, melt butter in a large pot and add the marshmallows.
To prevent burning, be patient and slowly stir the marshmallow mixture until it’s completely melted. This takes 2-3 minutes.
Add vanilla to mixture and stir until combined.
Add the rice krispies to the pot. Using a wooden spatula, stir until the rice krispies are coated in the delicious marshmallow mixture. Turn off the heat.
Immediately transfer mixture to the pan lined with parchment paper.
Let cool for 1 minute. Using your hands, lightly flatten the rice krispie mixture so that the surface is level. (Note: Do not press too hard, otherwise your rice krispies won’t be light and fluffy) Let cool for 2 minutes.
10. While the rice krispie treats are still slightly warm, cut 12 houses using a 3.5” house cookie cutter (see notes for the cookie cutter link). Transfer to another baking sheet to fully cool (around 20 minutes).
How To Assemble The House
Using a sharp knife cut off the chimney so the roof is flat.
Vertically stack 4 houses together and use 2 toothpicks to secure them together.
For the roof: Pipe the red edible sparkle gel on top of the roof. Cut red licorice to the length of the roof. Add licorice to the roof. Press down on the licorice roof until it sticks (around 20 seconds).
For the door: Pipe the backside of a pretzel with black edible sparkle gel. Add the pretzel to the house. Hold the pretzel in place for 20 seconds or until the gel drys.
Using red sparkle gel, pipe red lines near the cleaver to mimic blood.
Additional Supplies Needed:
For ease, I’m using Wilton premade sparkle gel. If you want the candy to really stick onto the house, make my Sugar Cookie Icing With 3 Ingredients recipe (ie. royal icing).
- House cookie cutter (Amazon)