This Rice Krispies Snowman post is sponsored by Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies ® / Cocoa Krispies®.
This is the perfect holiday project for kids – a fun activity and delicious treat all in one! I mean, who doesn’t love a Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treat? It’s the quintessential tasty treat the whole family loves. But, how much BETTER when you get a fun Christmas activity out of it, and also, a super cute Rice Krispies snowman! ‘Tis the season to treat ‘em.
As a mom of a big family and a busy household, I basically schedule my day around food. Food and sleep. But since kids don’t love to sleep (why not??? I do!), the major focus is food… because it seems like someone is always hungry or someone always needs a snack.
The thing is, kids also have this need to be busy. If we don’t have an activity for them, they’ll come up with something. I love it when they play and get creative together. Sometimes though, they just need a little help in that area.
So, when I can mix up a treat (and a little fun) to create a snackable activity, well, it’s a total WIN in my book.
And I think these tasty and festive Rice Krispies Snowman ideas are a win in their book too!
The first recipe for Rice Krispies Treats appeared on the 1941 Rice Krispies® cereal box.
To Make a Festive Rice Krispies Snowman Christmas Activity:
Make Rice Krispies treats with Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies®
The good news here is that the recipe is on the back of every box of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal! You just need the cereal, butter, and a bag of marshmallows. I purchased everything I needed including Rice Krispies at my local Publix in the cereal aisle.
Can’t Miss Offer: free Publix marshmallows (up to $2) with the purchase of 2 Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Cereals!
Once you mix up your batch of Rice Krispies treats, let it cool slightly and form into balls. This could be part of the fun with the kids and let them create the balls or do this step ahead of time.
The Rice Krispies balls will maintain their shape and harden a bit as the temperature cools.
Did you know that Rice Krispies treats were FIRST made in ball form? In the 1920s, molasses-based, candy corn-like treats called Puffed Rice Balls were the cereal dessert du jour…until Mildred Day came along. She created a sugary delight with fewer ingredients. Made from Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, melted butter, and melted marshmallows… it became the beginning of the current Rice Krispies treats recipe on the back of every box!mandatory
Set Out Various Toppings As Snowman Decor
Here is where the fun really comes in and allows you and the kids to make a mess… or, I mean, let your creativity run wild! Of course, you can set out different candies, more marshmallows, chocolate chips, fruit strips, pretzels, and more. You can help direct your little ones or let their imaginations lead. There aren’t really any rules here.
If you need more stability in your snowman, you can use a toothpick to hold the balls together. We’ve also got another little tip below for helping to hold pieces together…
Create Some “Glue” For Your Rice Krispies Snowman
Just like our “haunted” gingerbread candy houses, a little bit of “glue” can help keep it all together.
Creating this is a simple mix of confectioners’ (or powdered) sugar. Start with a bowl of confectioners’ sugar and add the tiniest bit of water, about a teaspoon at a time. Mix well to create a thick paste and use to hold the snowman body together, candies on the snowman, etc.
Setting up for this Festive Rice Krispies Snowman Christmas Activity is such a fun way to bring the family together during the holiday season and have fun around the table. Making treats is a favorite way for us to spend time together, no matter the month, but I do have to say, this would also a perfect addition to your Advent Calendar activities!
Don’t forget this offer: free Publix marshmallows (up to $2) with the purchase of 2 Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Cereals!