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Rice Krispies Pops

I  simply can’t believe that Christmas is two days away, y’all. Two days. Like in 48 hours. How is that even possible?

With the kiddos on Christmas break at school, we decided to have a little fun in the kitchen and make some Rice Krispies Pops.  With cake pops being all the rage these days, we figured we could do something similar, only easier!

{If you’ve ever made cake pops you know just how much work goes in to those bite-sized morsels of goodness.}

 rice krispies pops

This is definitely a recipe where you want to get the kids in the kitchen and have them get involved.  Not only is it a great time to allow your children to learn in the kitchen, it makes for lasting family memories.

Rice Krispies Pops
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A fun twist to the traditional Rice Krispies Treats.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 50 pops
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine, plus extra for coating hands
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
  • 50 4" lollipop sticks
  • Assorted colors candy melts or
  • Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • multi-colored sprinkles
  1. In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Once melted, add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal to melted marshallow mixture. Stir until Rice Krispies are completely coated.
  2. Thoroughly coat your hands with butter and make 1" balls with the mixture. Place balls on a piece of wax or parchment paper to cool. You will need to butter your hands often to keep the marshmallow from sticking to your hands.
  3. Once they are cooled, insert lollipop stick into center of the ball. Melt chocolate or candy melts, according to the directions, and decorate to your hearts desire. We did white chocolate and red candy melts, and used festive holiday sprinkles for decorating. For some we coated the whole thing, some we just dipped the top. It's totally up to you on how you want to decorate. Once dipped and decorated, return to wax or parchment paper to harden.
  4. Once the chocolate or candy melt has hardened, you can place in treat bag and tie with bakers twine.

These would be perfect for school parties (granted your child’s school allows homemade goods), office parties, gifts, etc.

rice krispies pops

They are so much fun to make and decorate.  We decided to package up ours with treats bags and used some red and white bakers twine for a little festive flair.

rice krispies pops Another option for packaging, if you don’t have any lollipop sticks, would be to place one Rice Krispies Pop into a treat bag and tie with the bakers twine.

rice krispies pops

I didn’t think about it until we had already completed ours, but using Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies would be a tasty alternative.  You could even make two separate batches, one using Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and one using Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies, and make a combo pops using both.  The really good ideas always come to me after the fact…

These were really fun to make and decorate. If you are looking for something fun to do with the children, you definitely need to add these to the list.

What activities do you like to do with your children during the holidays?

I am a Kellogg’s Champions of Great Starts Blogger and I am compensated for my participation in this partnership.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    I STILL can’t believe it’s in 2 days. M can’t have this yet but we’re going to try a cookie recipe I wrote up.. we’ll see! 🙂 Hopefully she and Santa both like them!

  2. 2

    These look like a fun Christmas treat..I can’t believe it’s hear already too!

  3. 3

    these are cute & a great treat to make in a time pinch

  4. 4

    So cute! These look like a great change to the cookies we’re always making. 🙂

  5. 5

    Those look a lot easier than traditional cake pops!

  6. 6

    Well I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve. Shew, where has this year gone?! These look awesome, btw! I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  7. 7

    Those look like so much fun to make and eat – I like the idea of using cocoa krispies – I now have an idea in my head for Superbowl …. 🙂

  8. 8

    Yum what a cute idea. I’ve always loved Rice Krispies treats.

  9. 9

    These are adorable, delicious and the perfect last minute gift or party favor!

  10. 10

    These are just too cute! I might make them for our NYE party!

  11. 11

    Those are the CUTEST! I need to make some for New Year’s or something.

  12. 12

    So much easier! No crumbs to deal with.

  13. 13

    Super fun! I’ve done something similar (but Hello Kitty shaped for my obsessed little girl!) and my kiddos loved them.

  14. 14

    These look delightful!

  15. 15

    What a cute and tasty idea!

  16. 16

    These are adorable.

  17. 17

    Love this idea. I’m going to make these with my girls.

  18. 18

    I love making fun things like this with Rice Krispies!

  19. 19

    These are such nice little party favors!

  20. 20

    What cute recipe. It’s hard to believe how fast Christmas came and went!

  21. 21

    Those look delicious and anything on a stick is just cute as can be! What a great gift idea it would be for next year!

  22. 22

    How cute! This is a fun spin on regular cake pops.

  23. 23

    Oh my, these are SO much easier than cake pops! I know what I’m doing next weekend. 🙂

  24. 24

    These are SO cute!!! THey would be super cute for Valentines day too!!

  25. 25

    This is such an incredible idea! My kids love cake pops, and it bet this would be a huge hit with them too!!

  26. 26

    I love baking and decorating with the kids, even at their older ages. They have a chance to be little kids again when they do things like that. 🙂 These are adorable!

  27. 27

    I LOVE these. You could change out the cup for something “lovey” and make Valentine’s treats 🙂

  28. 28

    My daughter’s birthday is coming up and she wants me to make some Rice Krispies for her sleepover, so these are perfect and I bet all of the girls will love them. Thanks!

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