Reindeer Rice Crispy Treats: They will FLY in your mouth, not onto your roof!

Reindeer Rice Crispy Treat

Reindeer appear every holiday season. Some arrive to your television screens, some to malls or local petting zoos with Santa Claus, and some to our holiday dishes!

Here is another invented recipe by that will be the talk of your party. The milk chocolate serves as the color of the reindeer's fur and adds delicious flavor the ordinary RCT. Decorate the eyes, ears and mouth how you'd like. I tried both red colored white chocolate and cookie icing. You could easily mix up the colors. I chose just to stay basic. Decorating takes the most time, so if you'd like to be more elaborate with your colors you will need to set aside at least an hour.

How to Make Reindeer Rice Crispy Treat Party Favors

-Covered in Milk Chocolate


  • 12 Cups Frosted Crisped Rice Cereal
  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter (sticks)
  • 1 Bag of Mini Marshmallows (10 oz bag)
  • 1 Package of Milk Chocolate Chips (12 oz.)/ Merckens®Chocolate Coating Wafers or Wilton's®(12 oz.)
  • Packaged Cookie Icing (Red, Black and Green) or 6-8 Colored Chocolate Coating Wafers

Supplies (These are items that you should already have):

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Large Sauce Pot
  • Large Wooden or Plastic Spoon
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Cookie Sheet
  • Small Reindeer Cookie Cutter
  • Paint Brush for Candy-Making
  • Double Boiler or Small Microwaveable Bowls to Melt Chocolate
  • Small Bowl (big enough to fit the cut treats inside)
  • Spoons
  • Rubber Spatula<
  • Wax Paper

1. Line baking sheets with wax paper then spray with cooking spray, then set aside. Set cereal in large mixing bowl and set aside.

Melted Marshmallows for Reindeer RCT

Melted Marshmallows for Reindeer RCT

2. Melt butter in sauce pot on low heat. Once starts to melt add one package of marshmallows. Stir with wooden spoon until completely melted and in liquid form remove from heat.

3.Pour marshmallow mix from sauce pot into cereal in large bowl. Spray wooden spoon with cooking oil and stir well.

Pressed Rice Crispy Treat Mix

Pressed Rice Crispy Treat Mix

4. Press first batch of cereal mix into one of the baking dishes then place in refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to harden faster. Then repeat the same steps for second batch of cereal mix.

Reindeer Rice Crispy Cut Outs

Close Up of Rice Crispy Treat Cut Outs

5. Remove baking pans from refrigerator and press reindeer cookie cutter into mix. Form shapes throughout entire pans. Use left over mix to press to top off filled cookie cutter. Stuff as much mix into the cookie cutter for each rice crispy treat. The fuller the treat, the easier it will be
to cover in chocolate and the more uniform each treat will be. Set treats on tray and keep aside for the time being.

Dip Rice Crispy Treats into Chocolate

Dip Treats into Chocolate

6. Now it's time to melt the milk chocolate that you will cover the treats with. If you decide to decorate your treats with colored white chocolate you will melt the colored wafers soon.

7. This time I decided to use a double-boiler instead of the microwave because I wanted to try dipping the treats in order to save time rather than spreading the chocolate on with a spatula. If you decide to use the microwave only work with about 8-10 chips at a time. Melt at 40% power and set the timer to 50 seconds. Pull out of microwave and stir until completely liquid. If it needs a little more melting, set at 40% power and timer to about 15 to 20 seconds.

8. Pour chocolate into the small bowl for dipping. Dip each treat one at a time in the chocolate. Use spatula to remove excess chocolate. Spread chocolate onto sides and tops. After finished set in fridge again for another 15-20 minutes.

Decorated Rice Crispy Treats

Decorated Rice Crispy Treats

9. Decorating time. Ready-made cookie icing with have to be warmed up for about 30 seconds in microwave to make liquid. Or if you are going to use colored white chocolate wafers instead then now is the time to melt them. Melt about 6-8 colored white chocolate chips or wafers of your choice.

10. Remove treats and create details like eyes, ears and antlers with the icing or the chocolate. If decorating with chocolate use a candy paint brush. Do one item at a time, moving from one reindeer to the next. Repeat this step using different colors until all the treats are completed.

11. If you don't have black colored wafers for the eyes and coal you will need black oil-based candy food coloring.

TIP: Only melt small amounts of chocolate at a time since you do not know how much you will need and the chocolate will harden.

12. After finished decorating just set aside to dry for about a day.

Rice Crispy Treat Lollipop

Add Stick to Make Lollipop

Packaged Rice Crispy Treat

Packaged Rice Crispy Treat

Make them for gifts, take them to Christmas parties or take them to friends or co-workers.

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