These Reindeer Rice Krispies Treats are so clever

The holidays are finally here, and it’s one of the best times of year to get into the kitchen to make delicious treats. If you’re tired of making the same old cookies, we have the cutest idea to add a little more festive fun to your table of treats. These are snacks your kids will absolutely love, and they can even help you make them.

But the best part of these treats might just be that they have the deliciously easy-to-make Rice Krispie treat as a base — which means you won’t even have to turn on your oven for this dessert.

Say hello to Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats! How adorable are these sweet little guys?

They’re so cute and totally genius. In her version of Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats, Jill at Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons uses the prepackaged version of the cereal-marshmallow treats. It doesn’t get much easier than that, right? She and her boys love making them not only for an at-home snack but also for class parties at school. Brilliant! If you want to make these, just pick up the boxed treats, some popsicle sticks, chocolate chips, M&M candies and a piping bag. You’ll have a table full of reindeer before you know it.

If you prefer to make your own Rice Krispie treats for your reindeer, we’ve got some more holiday recipes for you to try with the family, as well as plenty of decorating ideas.

Over at Thirty Handmade Days, Mique shared a recipe for Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats that’s perfect for kids of all ages to make together. Mique said she and the family set aside a day over the holiday season to come together to make enough reindeer for Santa’s sleigh and then some. Ingredients for this recipe include the usual ingredients for Rice Krispie treats (the puffed rice cereal, mini marshmallows and butter), plus dark cocoa candy melts, candy eyeballs and red M&Ms. No piping bag? No problem. Mique points out that you can use a standard plastic baggie to make your antlers.

Kellogg’s also has its own version of the reindeer, which uses red gumdrops instead of M&Ms for the nose and pretzels instead of chocolate for the antlers. The pretzels make terrific antlers, but we like the idea of combining the salty snack with the sweetness of the marshmallow and gumdrops, too.

Kellogg’s also suggests swapping regular Rice Krispies for Cocoa Krispies. Kimberly Danger over on Mommysavers took this idea and ran with it. In her recipe for Cocoa Krispies Reindeer, she brought both red and brown M&Ms into the mix for the eyes. Great idea!

Now, who’s ready to create some Reindeer Rice Krispies Treats?