Peppermint Oreo Krispie Treats

Peppermint Oreo Krispie Treats

This past weekend I wanted to make a yummy dessert for visiting family, but was short on time.  I needed something that would come together quickly, but still be festive and delicious.

I love rice krispie treats, and often rely on them when I need something quick.  With rice krispie treats in mind,  I looked in my cupboards and found Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joe’s (how did they get there?).  I thought the hint of mint would be a perfect way to add a festive touch to the treats.   In a short time, I had a whole plate of pretty Peppermint Oreo Krispie Treats!  (I’m using the term Oreo here because everyone knows what they are, but as I mentioned, I made these with Peppermint Joe Joe’s)

My sister-in-law declared these to be the best rice krispie treats she’s ever had!  And I think everyone else loved them too, because the plate was empty by the end of the night.

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Peppermint Oreo Krispie Treats

Dress up traditional rice krispie treats with chocolate cookies, peppermint and festive candies.

Yield: 24 squares (aproximately 2" square)

Ingredients:

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
20 Candy Cane Joe Joe's, or oreos, crushed/chopped (about 2 1/2 cups crushed)
6 cups mini marshmallows
4 Tablespoons Challenge butter

2 or 3 regular sized peppermint candy canes
2 oz. white chocolate
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup mini M&M's

Directions:

Directions-
In a large bowl, add cereal and crushed cookies. Mix to combine.

In another large, microwave safe bowl, add marshmallows and butter.
Microwave 2 1/2-3 minutes, or until the marshmallows are super fluffy, and melt together when stirred.
Stir together, until the marshmallows and butter are fully combined.

Pour melted marshmallows on top of the cereal and cookie mixture. Use a spatula that has been sprayed with cooking spray to quickly mix the marshmallow cream and cereal together. Stir until combined.

Quickly, pour/scoop the sticky mixture into a prepared 9"x13" pan. Spread the mixture around, and press down with spatula.

While the cereal treats cool, crush 2 or 3 candy canes in a small ziplock bag. Sprinkle crushed candy on top of krispie treats.

Melt the white chocolate by placing chocolate in a piping bag or heavy ziplock type bag, and microwave at 50% power until nearly melted. Kneed the bag a little in your hands (careful- it will be hot!) Snip off the end of bag and drizzle chocolate on krispie treats

Repeat as above with semi-sweet chocolate.

Top krispie treats with mini M&M's or festive sprinkles.

Allow chocolate to set before cutting into squares.

Recipe by Glorious Treats

I used Trader Joe's brand Candy Cane Joe Joe's Cookies for this recipe. They are delicious and I highly recommend them. If you can not get ahold of those exact cookies, feel free to use regular oreos, or mint oreos.

Peppermint Oreo Krispie Treats - The perfect holiday treat!

These are a perfect quick treat that travels well, and can be packaged up as sweet little gifts.

Love rice krispie treats?  I have several other cute and delicious variations filed with the Brownies & Bars (here).

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28 Responses to “Peppermint Oreo Krispie Treats”

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    Sweetsugarbelle — November 26, 2012 at 4:01 am

    These are absolutely beautiful, Glory, and make me wish AGAIN, that I was your neighbor!

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    Lizy B — November 26, 2012 at 4:44 am

    gorgeous and delicious!!! Love that plate too!

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    Angie@Echoes of Laughter — November 26, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Yum! Those look so good! Do you take mail orders? lol! Wishing you a lovely week! Angie xo

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — November 26, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Love Krispie treats – they’re so much fun and super easy! :)

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    Brantcookies — November 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Oh my what a yummy picture to wake up to! They would be gone in minutes in my house!

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    Cookbook Queen — November 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    GORGEOUS!!! So festive and yummy.

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — November 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    These look incredibly decadent! And fun! I bet kids just gobble them up!

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    Paula — November 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Talk about dressing up a rice krispie treat for the holidays! These are beautiful.

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    María — November 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Un postre de verdadera fiesta, con un precioso colorido. Besicos

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — November 26, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Fancy!! I love that these package up well and are pretty too!

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    Anne @ Have a Cookie! — November 27, 2012 at 12:26 am

    What a wonderful idea! I LOVE Candy Cane Joe Joe’s so this is one recipe I will be trying soon!

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    Bellenza Bistro — November 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    What a festive holiday treat — to give as gifts or to serve at a party!

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    nest of posies — November 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    i am so glad you’re back! i always love visiting your blog!

    these look amazing – i think my kids will love me forever if i were to make these!

    xo
    kellie

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    Diane (createdbydiane) — November 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    oh these sure do look YUMMY!

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    sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more — November 28, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    oh these look amazing, just the thing for a krispy treat lover.

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    Cecilia — November 29, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Yum! I’m glad I checked your blog because I had forgot to print this recipe out before. I love rice crispy treats and these look like the ultimate Christmas rice crispy treat. Love you!
    ~Cecilia

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    Mama Sonshine — November 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I found this recipe on Pinterest and shared it on my blog. I am really excited to make them this weekend! I never would have thought to add Oreo (or Joe Joes) to rice krispie treats! YUM!

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    Debbie — December 3, 2012 at 12:21 am

    These look delicious!

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    Stacy — December 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    This is a fun recipe. Everyone loved the holiday twist on one of our childhood favorites. I used peppermint flavored marshmallows that ai found at Target. It added an additional layer of peppermint flavor.

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    Jamie — December 27, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Little confused, did you use plain Oreos or mint/peppermint Oreos?

    • Glory replied: — December 28th, 2012 @ 6:46 am

      I use “Candycane Joe Joe’s” from Trader Joes. You could certainly use plain oreos if you like, I’ve made them that way as well and they are delicious too!

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