Peppermint Rice Krispies with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

Rice Krispies is a classic recipe that most people like but with the holiday edition of the cereal out in stores right now, I wanted to do something a little different.  I found some peppermint marshmallows and whipped up these Peppermint Rice Krispies with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting, because everything is better with frosting on top!

Peppermint Rice Krispies with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting | A Sweet Baker

With just over a week left until Christmas, I can’t believe that all the treats and appetizers that I wanted to try this year won’t be happening.  I always have this big list in my head of things I want to make but never seem to have the time to do it all.  This recipe was doable because they’re quick and easy to make.  Perfect for any last minute baking!

Peppermint Rice Krispies with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting | A Sweet Baker

Peppermint Rice Krispies with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting | A Sweet Baker

I found the peppermint marshmallows in the US so if you’re a fellow Canadian and can’t find them, I would suggest adding some peppermint extract and a bit of red food coloring to white marshmallows get the same effect.  Although, I think with the festive Rice Krispies they would still look great without the red food coloring.  The green and red krispies would just stand out more!

My kids loved this version of Rice Krispies but my husband still prefers the classic vanilla ones.  I expected that but sometimes he just needs to step out of the box!

Peppermint Rice Krispie Squares with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 hours

Yield: 15-20 squares

A festive, peppermint twist on the classic Rice Krispie square. Topped off with a Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting that turns these squares into a real treat!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 pkg. Peppermint Marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup peppermint chips
  • 1 pkg. fat-free White Chocolate Jello instant pudding mix
  • 5 cups Holiday Rice Krispie cereal
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 cup icing sugar


Greases a 9 X 13 glass pan with butter and set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt butter on low heat. Add marshmallows until they're all melted then add peppermint chips and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add the white chocolate pudding mix. Mix well and then add Holiday Rice Krispies. Stir until combined and pour into prepared pan. Flatten evenly using the back of a spoon coated with butter.
For the Frosting:
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add the peppermint extract and mix again. Slowly add the icing sugar until frosting is smooth. Spread evenly over entire pan of Peppermint Rice Krispies.
Cut into squares and enjoy!
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Rice Krispie recipe adapted from The Sweet Chick

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  1. I didn’t know they made peppermint rice krispies! What a fun and festive treat.

  2. I haven’t even come close to making all of the treats that have swirled around my head this season — I had to make a list and save them for later! At least you got to make these, Liz — they’re so fun and all of those flavors together sound amazing!

  3. I NEED TO FIND PEPPERMINT MARSHMALLOWS IMMEDIATELY! Omg I love pink rice krispies heehee. These are adorable and so perfect for Christmas. :D

  4. I feel the same, I wanted to make so many more treats but feel like time is running out. These RK treats look wonderful, I love peppermint especially during the holidays :) Oh, and I’ve got to look for some of those peppermint marshmallows the next time we shop in the US as well, thanks for sharing Liz :) Pinning :)

  5. I need to get my hands on some peppermint marshmallows! Love that you topped these with a cream cheese frosting!

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