Peppermint Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treats

I have one final peppermint recipe for you. I promise. This one involves one of my favorite childhood treats…Rice Krispies! I’ve taken that beloved treat and combined it with my favorite winter cookie… Candy Cane Joe Joe’s. Nope, I can’t get enough of those cookies!

Peppermint Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treats

And oh, I didn’t stop at just adding Joe Joe’s. I went on further and covered the top with melted semi-sweet chocolate, drizzled white chocolate, more cookies, and garnished with crushed candy canes. Mmm… the combination was oh so YUM!

Dare I suggest that you enjoy these treats while the chocolate is still somewhat melted. Go ahead, throw in a glass of milk to go along with it…. and just ENJOY!

Peppermint Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies IngredientsPeppermint Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treats


4 tablespoons butter

1 10 oz package Marshmallows

5 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

20 coarsely chopped Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joe’s (or Peppermint Oreos)

1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

1 cup White Chocolate, melted

6 crushed Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joe’s (or Peppermint Oreos)

2-3 crushed Candy Canes

Cooking Spray


1. Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish (or 9 x13 for thinner krispies). Set aside.

2. In a large pot on medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and melt over low heat, stirring until marshmallow is completely melted. Remove from heat.

3. Add the Rice Krispies and coarsely chopped cookies to the melted marshmallows. Stir until well coated.

4. Pour the mixture in the prepared baking dish, and with a sheet of wax paper evenly press the mixture into the pan.

5. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate, and spread or drizzle it completely covering the rice krispies. Melt the white chocolate, and drizzle about 3/4 of it on top of the semi-sweet chocolate.

6. Immediately after covering with the two chocolates, sprinkle or gently spread the crushed cookies completely covering the chocolate. Lightly press the cookies to help adhere it to the chocolate.

7. Drizzle the remaining white chocolate and garnish with the crushed candy canes.

8. Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes to help the chocolate set just a bit, but not completely (unless you prefer to).

Peppermint Cookies and Cream Rice Krispies Treats

Now for the hard part… At this point you may be thinking “share or not to share”. But if you do decide to share, you just may be everyone’s hero! So go ahead and share… you can always make another batch just for yourself! ;)

Peppermint Recipes

If you love peppermint as much as I do, then you might enjoy some of my other peppermint creations. Get the recipes here.


    • December 16, 2013  10:05 am by Maysem Reply

      Thanks Lisa!! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed them! :D

  1. December 16, 2013  9:18 am by Maha Reply

    Maysem these look scrumptious!

    • December 16, 2013  10:09 am by Maysem Reply

      Thanks! They sure were! ;)

  2. December 16, 2013  9:20 am by ColleenB. Reply

    I had made krispie treats over the weekend; but just plain with chocolate, peanut butter icing. I like your idea of chopped up cookie in with the mix. I Will have to do that next time.
    Thank you

    • December 16, 2013  10:08 am by Maysem Reply

      Mmm... chocolate peanut butter icing sounds good to me!! Yes, do give them a try! I've made them with regular Oreos before too... I actually could see that tasting good with the chocolate peanut butter icing!

  3. December 16, 2013  11:42 am by Reem Reply

    these look incredible!!! are these vegan marshmallows yummy? i have tried different brands that i didn't like so maybe this brand is the one i am looking for...

    • December 16, 2013  12:00 pm by Maysem Reply

      Thanks!! Yeah I do like them.. they're from Wholefoods. :)

  4. December 16, 2013  4:16 pm by Amy of while wearing heels Reply

    I can't decide which peppermint recipe I like the best. This one looks just as great. A big yum and seal of approval from here.

    • December 18, 2013  5:09 pm by Maysem Reply

      Thanks for the approval! :D Since they are all so easy, I think you should just make them all!

  5. December 16, 2013  8:29 pm by Rana Reply

    These look so good!

    • December 18, 2013  5:09 pm by Maysem Reply

      Thank you Rana! I have to say they were! :D

  6. December 16, 2013  9:23 pm by Salwa Reply

    Omgsh my mouth is watering just thinking about how amazing these were. Maysem you're so dangeous to be near :-), dangerously awesome that is. ;-)

    • December 18, 2013  5:11 pm by Maysem Reply

      LOL Thanks! Aren't you glad you moved in right across the hallway. ;)

  7. December 17, 2013  2:18 pm by Megan - The Emotional Baker Reply

    You really took rice krispies treats to the next level! These look amazing and perfect for the holidays :)

    • December 18, 2013  5:15 pm by Maysem Reply

      Thank you Megan! I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. :)

      Happy Holidays!!

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