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chocolate + candy cane dipped rice crispy balls

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

Every time I’m at a party and there’s some sort of food/stick combo, I’m there.


Here’s what I like about `em….

  • 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
  • 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.


Next you wanna make some rice crispy treats. You can follow the recipe on the box or you can make `em like I do.
Whenever I make them per box directions, they always taste a little dry.
Here’s how I make `em.
  • 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 fork thingy’s that I bought from this store.
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.

24 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on November 29, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Oh my gosh, we would totally devour these!

  2. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on November 29, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Those are SO cute!! What a great party idea!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on November 29, 2010 at 7:35 am

    i don’t know if i can make these…i can’t afford to buy more jeans 🙂

  4. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on November 29, 2010 at 7:38 am

    These are perfect and GLUTEN FREE!!!

  5. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on November 29, 2010 at 7:45 am

    DARLING! I’m sending my (17-year old) niece here right away…she will eat these up!

  6. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said on November 29, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I think the whole cute factor is what makes me want to make these the most!

  7. TidyMom said on November 29, 2010 at 8:32 am

    You are so right……something about food on a stick makes it SO fun!! These look and sound AMAZING!! my kids would LOVE them!!

  8. Estela said on November 29, 2010 at 8:42 am

    They are so much fun! We ate these up in one day!

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on November 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Those are adorable!

    p.s. I love your new header!

  10. Estela said on November 29, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Thanks Tracey 🙂

  11. Mo@MommyRD said on November 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Genious! We are a rice krispie treat lovin’ household. I can’t wait to make these!

  12. Natalia - a side of simple said on November 29, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I’m pretty sure that “bite size” is the key component of these. It means you can eat the whole batch, right? 🙂

  13. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on November 29, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Those ARE adorable.
    They would look awesome on a dessert table. You could even arrange them kinda like edible arrangements!

  14. Apicius' Apprentice said on November 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

    These look like trouble. TROUBLE I say! A dangerous and delectable treat on a stick. Gotta love it!

  15. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said on November 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Mmmmm!!! My tummy just did a flip — these look sinfully delicious!


  16. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on November 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Those are adorable!!

  17. Yum Yucky said on November 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I baffle at your food-creativity.

  18. Rebecca said on November 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    These look super fun!!!

  19. Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama said on November 29, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    These ARE the cutest little rice crispy balls I’ve ever seen. Adorable!!

  20. foodies at home said on November 29, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    These are so much fun! So simple and so festive!

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on November 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    love the winter header! and these balls! i have been posting about choc dipped rice krispy treats for a few weeks…i seriously have refrained b/c i thought ppl would get sick of it. but i have been on a RKT + choc terror! lol

    love the peppermint addition!

  22. The Candid RD said on November 30, 2010 at 7:08 am

    These are so festive and gorgeous! I love them!
    I also love your new header. You always have the most fun headers for whichever season/holiday it is. Love it.

  23. megan @ whatmegansmaking said on November 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

    haha I’m totally with you with the food on a stick thing. It is appealing! These look delicious and so cute 🙂

  24. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on November 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

    i love these! what a fun twist on rice crispy treats!