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Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Rice Crispy Balls

What is it about food on a stick that’s so appealing?

I can’t think of a more loved treat by both adults and kids than rice crispy treats.

That fact that these tasty treats come on a stick make it even more enticing.


Here’s what I like about them….

  • They’re cute
  • You can hold it with one hand
  • No plate
  • No napkin
  • They’re cute
  • It only takes one or two bites to finish
  • It’s a great activity to include your kid’s in
  • Did I mention I think they’re cute?

These chocolate + peppermint dipped rice crispy balls are so easy to make. And they make the perfect little holiday dessert.



First you wanna get some candy canes. Any kind will do.
Place the candy canes in a ziploc bag.
Grab your rolling pin and smash like you’ve never smashed before. Its good for letting out any pent up aggression ;)
Put the crushed candy in a bowl and set aside. You should end up with about 1 cup of crushed candy canes.


Next you wanna make some rice crispy treats. You can follow the recipe on the box or you can make them like I do.
Whenever I make them per box directions, they always taste a little dry.
Here’s how I make them.
  • 5 cups rice crispy’s
  • 1 10 oz bag marshmallows
  • 5 tablespoons butter
The combo of less rice crispy’s and a little more butter makes for the perfect treat!
After you’ve made the rice crispy treats, set aside and let cool for a few minutes. If you try to form them into a ball too soon you’ll
(a) burn your hands and (b) the ball won’t form because the mixture’s too hot.
While treats are cooling, set up a double broiler and melt your chocolate.
Take a small pan and fill it halfway with water. Place a heat resistant bowl on top. Bring the water to a boil and melt two cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
After the chocolate has melted, turn the heat to low, lay out a sheet of wax paper and form your rice crispy balls. I made mine the size of a ping pong ball.
Once your balls are formed, insert your stick. I used these bamboo forks purchased from Sur Le Table.
Next you wanna dip your ball halfway in the chocolate, then sprinkle with peppermint candy. Place on wax paper and let cool until chocolate has hardened.
And there you have it…
The cutest little rice crispy balls you’ve ever seen. It’s the perfect little holiday dessert!


3 Responses

  1. Samantha Angela said on December 12, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Super cute!!

  2. Anne said on December 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    These look delicious Estella!! I’m going to pin this for our family get together 🙂

  3. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc said on December 17, 2012 at 7:31 am

    these look so fun!!