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Grinch Rice Krispie Treats

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Grinch Rice Krispie Treats

Make these cute heart-shaped Grinch Rice Krispie Treats for your children over the holidays. Made with simple ingredients and ready in 25 minutes.

These easy-to-make Grinch heart treats are perfect for getting your kids into the holiday spirit. Plus they’re a fun snack for school lunches, after-school snacks, and holiday parties.

Grinch Rice Krispie Hearts on a mat.

Tools to use for this recipe

For this Grinch heart recipe you will need:

  • bowl
  • saucepan
  • spatula
  • 9×9 baking dish
  • 2-inch heart cookie cutter
Grinch Rice Krispie Hearts on a mat.

Grinch Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients

Use a gluten free brand of Rice Krispies to make these Grinch heart treats. Use any kind of green food coloring like gel food dye, natural food dye, etc.

Grinch rice krispie treat ingredients.

How to Make Grinch Rice Krispie Treats

In a large glass bowl, microwave the butter and marshmallows for 2-3 min, or heat the ingredients over low heat in a saucepan until melted.

A bowl of marshmallows.

Once melted add 5-8 drops of green food coloring and mix using a spatula until well incorporated.

Melted green marshmallows.

Add rice Krispies to the melted marshmallows, making sure to coat all of the rice Krispies.

Rice krispies in a bowl.
Green rice krispies.

Press the mixture into a 9×9 baking dish and let it cool until firm, about 15 minutes.

Green rice krispies in a dish.

Using a 2-inch heart cookie cutter, cut the cooled rice Krispies into heart shapes.

Cutting out grinch rice krispie treats.
Cut grinch hearts

Use the extra rice Krispies from outside of the heart cuts, to also make Grinch hearts by pressing the mixture into the heart cutter to form hearts.

Grinch rice krispie treats on a baking tray.

To add a final Grinch look, press a red sprinkle heart into the middle of each Grinch heart.

Grinch Rice Krispie Hearts on a mat.

Can you use homemade marshmallows for rice Krispie treats?

Yes, you can use homemade marshmallows to make rice Krispie treats.

Grinch Rice Krispie Hearts on a mat.

Can you use large marshmallows for rice Krispie treats?

You can use any size of marshmallows to make rice Krispie treats as long as it is the same amount that you need for the recipe.

It will be melted so the size of the marshmallow does not matter.

Grinch Rice Krispie Hearts on a mat.

Gluten Free Grinch Rice Krispie Treats

These treats are gluten free as long as you use a gluten free brand of rice Krispies. Regular Rice Krispies are made with malt syrup which means they are not gluten free.

Get brand recommendations for gluten free rice Krispies.

Grinch Rice Krispie Hearts on a mat.

Can you use colored marshmallows for rice Krispie treats?

Yes, you can use colored marshmallows to make Grinch hearts. The treats will be the same color as the colored marshmallows.

Grinch rice krispie treats on a white napkin.

More Gluten Free Holiday Snacks

Grinch Rice Krispie Hearts on a mat.

If you love snacks, here are more desserts and snacks! Make sure to check out my huge collection of gluten free dinner recipes.

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Grinch Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Yield: 12

Grinch Rice Krispie Treats

Grinch Rice Krispie Hearts on a mat.

Make these cute heart-shaped Grinch Rice Krispie Treats for your children over the holidays. Made with simple ingredients and ready in 25 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rice Krispies
  • 5 oz jumbo marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Green food coloring
  • 12 red sprinkle hearts

Instructions

  1. In a large glass bowl, microwave the butter and marshmallows for 2-3 min, or heat the ingredients over low heat in a saucepan until melted.
  2. Once melted add 5-8 drops of green food coloring and mix using a spatula until well incorporated.
  3. Add rice Krispies to the melted marshmallows, making sure to coat all of the rice Krispies.
  4. Press the mixture into a 9x9 baking dish and let it cool until firm, about 15 minutes.
  5. Using a 2-inch heart cookie cutter, cut the cooled rice Krispies into heart shapes.
  6. Use the extra rice Krispies from outside of the heart cuts, to also make Grinch hearts by pressing the mixture into the heart cutter to form hearts.
  7. To add a final Grinch look, press a red sprinkle heart into the middle of each Grinch heart.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

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