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No-bake recipe: Chocolate peppermint Rice Krispies Treats

The addition of Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips and white chocolate adds festive color and flavor to your standard Rice Krispies Treats.
The addition of Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips and white chocolate adds festive color and flavor to your standard Rice Krispies Treats.
Photo by Michelle Hein

Peppermint baking chips, white chocolate and sprinkles add flavor, color and festive flair to the classic Rice Krispies Treat. While still simple to make, this no-bake recipe puts a twist on the favorite marshmallow-rice cereal dessert. The peppermint flavor makes these treats perfect for holidays such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, winter birthdays and more.

You can make these treats using a standard baking pan and cut into squares as usual. Or, you can have a little fun with it by using a creative mold. The treats shown here were made using a snowflake silicone mold for a "Frozen" themed birthday party. You could easily make them using a similar heart-shaped mold to make sweet treats for Valentine's Day.



  • 1/2-3/4 cup white chocolate baking chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil (or as needed)
  • Sprinkles as desired


  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until fully melted.
  • Add the peppermint baking chips, stirring until melted and combined evenly.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in the cereal.
  • Press the mixture into a greased pan or molds like the snowflakes shown here.
  • Allow the treats to cool completely. Remove from molds, or cut into squares.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips using a double boiler, or by microwaving at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time. Stir after each interval and remove from heat once the chips are mostly melted. Stir until the white chocolate is smooth and fully melted. Add a bit of vegetable oil if needed to get the chocolate to a dipping consistency.
  • Dip treats in melted chocolate. Add sprinkles if desired.
  • Allow chocolate to harden. Store in an air-tight container until ready to eat.
  • If not eating within two days, treats can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Store treats in layers separated by wax paper in a freezer-safe container. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Ingredient note: If you cannot find Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips, you can also substitute crushed candy canes or add a bit of peppermint extract to your melted marshmallow.

Shopping tip: If you live in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, the Neshaminy Target is a great spot to check for the Andes Peppermint Crunch on clearance in January and early February.

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