Gingerbread Man Rice Krispie Bars

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These Gingerbread Man Rice Krispies Treats are the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

Every time the holiday season rolls around, I’m always on the hunt for new holiday recipes. And truth be told, I don’t tend to have a ton of extra time during my day to spend cooking up something elaborate in the kitchen. This is why I’ve fallen head over heels for these super simple holiday Rice Krispies treats.

Not only do they take minimal time, but they are literally so adorable as well. The kids will love making them as well and they’re really, really fun to make.

One of the other big aspects of baking and cooking that I try to do is find recipes where my kiddos can help and let me tell you, this one hits the mark! Besides me helping in making certain that they stay away from the hot stove, etc., they can do a lot of these steps and really feel as though they are contributing as well! To me, that is huge! Cooking time in the kitchen together as a family creates amazing memories!

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These Gingerbread Man Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! Simple, delicious and perfect for helping hands! This Gingerbread Man Rice Krispies treats will be the hit of your party. Try them now!

Gingerbread Man Rice Krispies

These simple Rice Krispie treats are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Not only are they an easy dessert recipe to make but they’re really tasty as well. The kids will love being able to cook these up in the kitchen with you without stress or worry.

Ingredients Needed for Gingerbread Man Rice Krispies

All you need are the following ingredients to get started. You’re going to love how simple this is!

Directions

The biggest thing to remember with this simple dessert recipe is that it’s going to get sticky fast. You’ll want to melt the marshmallows quickly but make certain that you’re stirring it the whole time. (and trust me, as soon as the pan cools down you’re going to want to wash it as soon as possible to not have the marshmallow residue stick)

These Gingerbread Man Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! Simple, delicious and perfect for helping hands! #gingerbread #baking

The smells are actually really great for this simple recipe too because of the added cinnamon.

These Gingerbread Man Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! Simple, delicious and perfect for helping hands! #gingerbread #baking

As soon as it’s all mixed together, you’re going to want to pour it into a pan. Press down on it (be careful, it’s going to be warm) so that it’s sticky and firm to create your shapes.

These Gingerbread Man Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! Simple, delicious and perfect for helping hands! #gingerbread #baking

Aren’t they the cutest gingerbread men, ever So simple and easy and as you can see, we had a lot of different sizes and shapes. The kids loved this part of the recipe and I’d have to agree.

These Gingerbread Man Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! Simple, delicious and perfect for helping hands! #gingerbread #baking

The glaze is also a lot of fun for the kids to do and then they’ll get to add on the sprinkles as well. No two of these desserts have to look the same, either which is all part of the fun.

These Gingerbread Man Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! Simple, delicious and perfect for helping hands! #gingerbread #baking

*Makes 4 large Gingerbread men or 3 large Gingerbread men and 8 small

See?! Could they seriously be any cuter?! Don’t let these gingerbread escape your holiday baking schedule!

This is one simple holiday recipe that everyone is going to want to make over and over again. And when it’s this simple, why not? You can easily whip this up without any type of worry at all.

But just be ready to make them again because they’re going to go fast! Rice Krispie treats are a great dessert because they’re simple, easy, and can be grabbed and enjoyed without making a mess!

Gingerbread Man Rice Krispies Treat

Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treat

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

You're going to love this simple holiday dessert!

Ingredients

  • 3 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 oz mini marshmallows (1/2 of a 10 oz package)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 12 oz package of Wilton Gingerbread candy melts
  • Holiday sprinkles
  • Gingerbread man cookie cutters
  • Small sandwich
  • Kitchen scissors

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with wax paper or foil (if using foil for easy cleanup, make sure to spray with nonstick cooking spray)
  2. Add the butter and mini marshmallows to a medium-size saucepan.
  3. Heat on low-medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the marshmallows begin to melt, add in the cinnamon, molasses, and ginger and continue to stir until combined.
  5. Add in the Rice Krispies and fold them into the marshmallow mixture.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and press down using the back of the spoon.
  7. Place the Rice Krispies in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  9. Remove from the fridge and use the gingerbread cookie cutters to cut the Rice Krispie Treats. Place the treats on the lined baking sheet.
  10. Pour the gingerbread candy melts into a microwave safe dish and heat in 30-second increments, stirring until melted.
  11. Remove from the microwave and let cool.
  12. Scoop the melted chocolate into the small sandwich baggy and snip one corner using the kitchen scissors.
  13. Gently squeeze the gingerbread chocolate from the baggy and onto the gingerbread men in a back and forth diagonal motion.
  14. Repeat with all gingerbread men.

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