What makes a cookie a “Christmas” cookie? In my opinion, it’s simply the tradition of making it only at Christmastime. I have many recipes like that. It just wouldn’t feel right to make them in July! Aurey Nutballs, and Raspberry Jam Shortbreads are two such cookies. We love them and we eat them at Christmas. Period.
But then there are cookies that you make for Christmas and you realize that there’s no way and no reason to relegate these only to holiday baking.
Say hello to my White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats.
I didn’t realize how much I like Rice Krispie treats until I made these. Oh my goodness! I just kept dreaming about them inside the cookie tin in the pantry!
Okay, these have red and green sprinkles, but during the other 11 months of the year, you could either use sprinkles that would be non-holiday, suited to the current holiday (Valentine’s, Easter, patriotic, etc), or you could leave the sprinkles out. What makes these a notch above all other Rice Krispie Treats is the addition of white chocolate! These are just heavenly. Here’s the simple recipe:
White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 10 oz marshmallows
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
Melt the butter in a large saucepan
Once the butter is melted add in the marshmallows and white chocolate, mix on medium-low heat until fully melted.
Remove the melted marshmallow mixture from the heat and add in the cereal and sprinkles.
Mix until fully combined.
Run your hands under water and leave them a little damp before rolling out the treats. This will help them not stick to your hands! Spoon some of the mixture onto a spoon then roll into balls. Place on waxed paper to cool and set up.
We all found these to be absolutely addictive. Get your Valentine sprinkles out in a couple weeks and make some of these with your children or grandchildren. They make a lot and trust me, you will be so happy about that!
Any other Rice Krispie fans out there? Have you tried them with white chocolate?
Make every day a holiday with these yummy treats!