Looking for an easy Christmas treat for kids? These cute, edible Christmas Rice Krispie Treats have candy bows made from Airhead Extremes. It’s a fun candy craft that’s quick and simple, and no baking is required!
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I love making festive, pretty treats during the holidays, but I also want to keep things simple. Inspired by my kids (who adore rice krispie treats and Airhead Xtreme candy), I created these “presents,” which are a fun variation of regular rice krispie treats.
You can quickly whip these together to add flair to a Christmas cookie tray or give as a gift to friends. These would also be fun to make for a kids’ school Christmas party.
Of course you can create these using from-scratch rice krispie treats, but if you want to make things even easier on yourself, opt for store bought variety.
Once you get the hang of creating the candy bow, these little present treats come together really fast. I’ve posted a video below on the bow making process, which will help you understand the steps.
Christmas Rice Krispies Treats
What you’ll need:
- 8 Rice Krispie Treats (if you don’t want to make your own, you can buy the pre-packaged ones at the store)
- Airheads Xtremes candy or similar gummy ribbon candy (4.5 oz package)
- Clean scissors
- 8 Rice Krispie Treats (store bought or homemade)
- 4.5 oz Airheads Extremes Candy
- Cut Airheads in half using clean scissors.
- For each "package" you plan to make, set aside three full length candy strips of one color (5 inches) and two 1.5" inch pieces of the same color.
- Wrap one full length candy strip lengthwise vertically over the treat. Push gently but firmly into the sides and bottom of the treat so that it sticks.
- Take the third full length piece and two short pieces and create a bow shape (see video).
- Use a toothpick to secure the bow onto the top of the "present."
- Using scissors, snip the bottom ends of the bow to create an inverted V.
- Remove toothpicks when ready to serve or display.