On the 3rd Day of Christmas: I made easy Rice Krispies Treats!

On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my kids and I made really simple, yummy and super festive Rice Krispies Cut-outs!
We shaped our treats into gingerbread men but you can use whatever shape you love the most (a Christmas tree or snowman would be really cute too!).  These little treats are such a snap to whip together but yet they look so fun and festive!!  This is the perfect “make with your kids” Christmas treat!
 It’s as simple as 1-2-3!
My kiddos decorated these!
The perfect little treat for my little man!
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3 tablespoons butter
5 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Your favorite cookie cutter
1 can of Vanilla Frosting
Festive sticks for your treats (optional)
Because of the size of my cookie cutter, I was able to get 5 gingerbread men out of one batch.  The amount per batch will depend on the size of your cookie cutter.
Grease (I used Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.
In a microwavable bowl, melt your butter (about 60 seconds or so).  Once melted, add in your marshmallows and coat with melted butter.  Microwave another minute and a half or so until marshmallows are melted.  Remove from microwave and immediately  pour over cereal.  Toss until all of your cereal is covered and then pour into your baking dish.  Using a spatula that has been sprayed with Pam, press your treats down until everything is flat and smooth in your baking dish.
Allow this to set at least 30 minutes before you begin cutting them into shapes.
Spray your cookie cutter with Pam and then use it to cut shapes out of your 9×13 pan.  (I was able to get 5 out of mine).  Place on wax paper.
Once removed to the wax paper, use your frosting and sprinkles to decorate.  If you want, add a stick for easy munching!
That’s it!!
Happy cut-out time!
If you missed the days before:
On the 1st Day of Christmas: I meal planned, ate Cranberry-Orange Cookies and shared Christmas cheer!
On the 2nd Day of Christmas: I made yummy Egg Nog Monkey Bread!
See you on Day 4!
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  • Alison Nieves December 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    These would be so cute to add to a cookie tray. Definitely making these this year. Cute and easy!

  • Allison December 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    My girls will love these! Off to find some cute cookie cutters.

  • Christy December 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Looks fun & yummy!

  • Anonymous December 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I would love to try these yummies!
    Stephani Clark

  • Kate Gilbert December 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I have such fond memories of making rice krispie treats as a kid with my mom and sisters!

  • Jaren December 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Looks like fun!

  • Missy McDaniel December 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Will DEFINITELY be trying those!!!!!

  • Holly December 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    What a fun idea!

  • Casey Hayes December 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Those are so cute! I am going to have to make them for my boys!!! 🙂 Casey Hayes

  • V @ X-tremely V December 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    These would be perfect to make with my little 2 year old 🙂 Thanks Shay!

  • knmkendall December 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    These are adorable! Thanks for sharing. I love this 12 Days series you are doing with Schaeffer!

  • Leiah G. December 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    So fun and easy! Perfect little treats to make for Christmas!

  • Tricia C. December 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    These look fantastic!

  • Jessica Morales December 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Loving the 12 days of Christmas!

  • Kellyann Rohr December 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    These look great! So cute and fun for the kids. Love them on the stick.

  • Annie {annelliott.blogspot.com} December 4, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Delicious! My mouth is watering! xo

  • Candice Kelley December 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    these look so simple and fun! can't wait to make them!

  • Sarah Smith December 5, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Perfect timing! This is adorable and I've been looking for a fun "cooking" craft to do with my 2nd graders!! Happy Holidays!

  • Anonymous December 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    yummy ideas!!