Rice Krispy Presents

With Sour Punch® Candy

rice krispy presents


Makes 5 to 7 presents


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Melting chocolate wafers (green and red)

01. Mix Rice Krispie Cereal with Butter and Vanilla

In a non stick pot, melt butter over low heat. Stir in vanilla.

Once the butter is melted, stir in marshmallows. When the marshmallows become puffy and melt, stir in krispie cereal.

rice krispy cereal mix

02. Flatten Mixture with a Rolling Pin

On a cookie sheet lined with parchment or baking spray, scoop out the mix. Press down and cover with a sheet of parchment, then use a rolling pin to flatten out into a thin, even layer.

rolling rice krispy

03. Cut Squares with Cookie Cutter

Using a square cookie cutter, cut out 5 squares for the top and 5 squares for the bottom of the box.

rice krispy square cutter

04. Cut Present Walls with Smaller Cookie Cutter

Using a slightly smaller square cookie cutter inside of the larger cutter, cut out 5 more squares for the edges of the box to stick to the 5 bottom boxes. This creates the “walls” of the boxes.

rice krispy square cutter

05. Form Boxes

Form boxes.

rice krispy present boxes

06. Melt Green and Red Candy Melts

In a small bowl, melt a cup of green candy melts in the microwave using 20 second intervals and stirring frequently. If the candy melts are too thick, add a teaspoon of vegetable shortening to thin it out.

green and red candy melts

07. Decorate Rice Krispy Presents with Chocolate

Use a small spatula or spoon to spread the green chocolate over the tops of the boxes.

Melt a ½ cup of red candy melts & pour into a small sandwich bag. Cut a very small hole in the corner of the sandwich bag & use to to draw the bow on top.

holiday rice krispies

08. Fill Rice Krispy Presents with Sour Punch Candy

When the chocolate is dry, fill the boxes with Sour Punch Trees.

holiday rice krispy presents

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