Welcome! I’m so excited to be a part of a fun blog hop with a bunch of my favorite bloggers today! Be sure to visit each of these fabulous blogs to gather recipes for our favorite Holiday Bites – Appetizers, desserts and treats perfect for your holiday parties! You’ll find the links at the end of this post. Not only that, but we have a fabulous giveaway for you, with a $450 prize pack that includes tons of fun kitchen gadgets and even a little cash for your Christmas shopping!!
Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is so close you can almost taste it. Well, if you make my Peppermint Hot Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats, you CAN taste it! These seriously just taste like Christmas. They are the perfect little treat for your Christmas party, and kids love them!
These are so easy to make, too. All you need is some crushed up peppermint candies or candy canes, and a couple packets of hot cocoa mix. You can also melt some Candy Cane kisses (instructions here) and drizzle them over the top if you are so inclined.
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 2 packets hot cocoa mix
- 6 candy canes, crushed
- In a large microwave safe bowl, melt butter and marshmallows for two minutes, stirring after a minute.
- In another bowl, mix rice krispies, hot cocoa mix and crushed candy canes, reserving a handful of the candy for garnish. Add to the marshmallow mixture and stir well.
- Press into a well greased 13" x 9" pan. Sprinkle with remaining crushed candy if desired. Allow to cool and set completely before cutting into squares.
Take some time and browse through the other 15 amazing recipes from my friends ~
Tomato & Ricotta Crostini from Katie’s Cucina
Roasted Leek and Onion Soup from Sweet C’s Designs
Mozzerella, Bacon and Roasted Peppers Hot Cheese Dip from Cook the Story
Red Pepper Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms from The Lilypad Cottage
Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs from White House Black Shutters
Cranberry Salsa from Bombshell Bling
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms from Kokocooks
Cream Cheese with Garlic & Bacon filled Crescents from A Glimpse Inside
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats from Yellow Bliss Road
Peppermint Patty Chex Mix from Lolly Jane
Brownie Stuffed Christmas Trees from It’s Always Autumn
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Clean and Scentsible
Mini Candy Cane Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache from Crazy Little Projects
Black and White Cookie Brownies from Sweet Rose Studio
Oreo Truffle Reindeer Noses and Free Printable from Balancing Home
Peppermint Muddy Buddies from A Pumpkin and a Princess
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