Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats

Last minute Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats come in handy for all of us who need a festive treat in under 30 minutes. Layer crispy treats with white and dark chocolate dipped in crushed candy canes.

Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats recipe

This recipe is for all of us who are busy making the Christmas magic happen- busy being the key word there. The year my first son was born I ran out of energy to send Christmas cards. I felt REALLY guilty about it for a few years until one day I just decided that I am no longer the person who sends Christmas cards. I’m not offended by people who don’t send me cards so why should I be ashamed if I never get around to it?

These Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats are festive and easy!

You know what else? I sign up to bring juice boxes for school parties, and it has been years since I’ve hand-crafted an ornament for our relatives. Sometimes I make homemade treats because I forget to purchase teacher/mail carrier/bus driver/pharmacist/garbage collector gifts. This year we actually got a nice personalized card from our garbage collector saying that he will be out of town until January so if we could please hold off on any holiday gifts until he got back that would be great. Until that moment I had never even considered leaving out gift for him perched atop our recyclables. (I did chase down a different garbage collector one time with a tin full of cookies because to my horror I watched as a bag full of dirty diapers bottomed out when he lifted it to his truck. That saint picked up every last one and I never even saw him mutter a swear word.)

Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats recipe for holiday cookie trays

I’m not a complete monster. As I’ve aged I’ve thankfully been able to afford to be a better tipper and I email Starbucks gift cards when I notice someone needs a pick-me-up. Let’s not forget the value of a genuine kind word or paying it forward in the drive through either. I spend lot of hours baking for and with my family and friends so I don’t mind cheating here and there with quick EASY desserts like these Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats. You can have a whole sparkling tray of these beauties ready in under 30 minutes. And all of us responsible for making the Christmas magic said AMEN.

Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats recipe

Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats

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Yield: 24 treats

Prep Time:30 minutes

Total Time:30 minutes

Last minute Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats come in handy for all of us who need a festive treat in under 30 minutes. Layer crispy treats with white and dark chocolate dipped in crushed candy canes. 

Ingredients:

24 rice crispy treats (prepared or purchased)

1 cup dark chocolate, melted

1 cup white chocolate, melted

5 candy canes, crushed

Directions:

1. Dip crispy treats in dark chocolate. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes.

2. Crush candy canes.

3. Dip cold crispy treats in white chocolate. Immediately dip into crushed candy canes.

Notes:

Using store-bought treats saves time but you can certainly make your own.

Don't skip chilling the treats in between dips. If the dark chocolate layer is still warm or even room temperature it may melt too much into the white chocolate.

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen

Peppermint Bark Rice Crispy Treats recipe for a festive and easy holiday gift