If you are looking for a fun and festive twist on a classic recipe, make Grinch Rice Krispie Treats. These green treats are so easy to make.

Grinch Rice krispie Treats
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We love making rice krispie treats for the holidays because they are easy to make and made with simple ingredients. Adding the green food coloring and grinch small heart makes the perfect holiday treat.

We love to make these or Grinch Brownies while decorating the tree or watching The Grinch stole Christmas. They are simple to make and the perfect cereal treats.

Add these treat to your dessert table this holiday season and your friends and family will be impressed. Serve these treats with Grinch Punch for a fun treat.

Why This Recipe Works:

These Grinch Rice Krispie Treats is the perfect snack while having a Grinch Movie Night. The kids love watching Whoville while making these treats.

If you are having a Grinch themed party, make these simple ingredients green rice krispie treats.

Ingredients:

Ingredients needed - rice krispie cereal, marshmallows, butter, food coloring, red heart sprinkles
  • Rice Krispie Cereal
  • Mini Marshmallows 10 oz
  • Butter
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Red Heart Sprinkles

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom to see the recipe card.

Recipe Variations:

  • Candy Melts – Drizzle the top with vibrant green candy melts for added flavor.
  • M&M – You can use a red M&M instead of a red candy sprinkle.
  • Green Food Coloring – Use more or less green food coloring depending on how vibrant you want the color.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – Prepare Pan – Spray a 9X13 pan with a non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Melting marshmallow in a saucepan

Step 2 – Place the butter and marshmallow in a large saucepan. Melt butter together over low heat stirring frequently. Once the ingredients are melted and combined, remove from heat.

Adding the green food coloring to the melted marshmallows

Step 3 – Add in the green gel food coloring until the mixture is a vibrant green coloring. Continue adding until your desired shade of green.

Mixing in the cereal into the marshmallow mixture

Step 4 – Slowly stir in the Rice Krispie Cereal.  Mix until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow and butter mixture.

Pressing the marshmallow mixture in baking dish

Step 5 – Press the mixture into the prepared baking sheet.  I like to spray a piece of parchment paper with non-stick spray. Use that parchment paper to press the cereal down into the baking dish. Top with red heart sprinkles and serve.

Recipe Tips:

  • Melting Butter and Marshmallows – Make sure that these two ingredients are melted completely before adding in cereal. Melt marshmallow and butter in a large saucepan.
  • Remove from heat – Once they have melted remove from heat.
  • Pressing into pan – Use parchment paper or sheets of wax paper to press cereal mixture into pan.
Grinch Rice krispie Treats

How to Cut Rice Krispie Treats Smoothly:

  • Make sure Rice Krispie Treats have cooled completely.
  • Remove the entire Rice Krispie Treats from the pan with the parchment paper.
  • Place on a cutting board and cut with a sharp knife.
  • You may need to spray the knife with cooking spray to prevent the treats from sticking to the knife.
  • Slice into small squares and place on a platter.
Grinch Rice krispie Treats stacked on a white plate

How to Store:

Store leftover rice krispie treats in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last about 5 days.

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Grinch rice Krispie Treats Recipe

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If you are looking for a fun and festive twist on a classic recipe, make Grinch Rice Krispie Treats. These green treats are so easy to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 154

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1 pkg Marshmallows 10 oz
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Red Heart Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Spray a 9X13 pan with a non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place the butter and marshmallow in a large saucepan and melt together over low heat stirring frequently.
  • Once the ingredients are melted and combined, remove from heat.
  • Add in the green gel food coloring until the mixture is a vibrant green coloring.
  • Slowly stir in the Rice Krispie Cereal.  Mix until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow and butter mixture.
  • Press the mixture into the 9X13 pan.
  • I like to spray a piece of parchment paper with non-stick spray and use that parchment paper to press the cereal down into the baking dish.
  • Top the Rice Krispie treats with the red heart sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 154kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 115mg, Potassium 20mg, Fiber 0.1g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 1019IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 2mg, Iron 4mg

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