Thursday, November 15, 2012

Candy Cane Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s Rice Krispies Treats—12 Weeks of Christmas Treats

Candy Cane Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Rice Krispies Treats

Candy Cane Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s Rice Krispies Treats

Wow—Now THAT’S a recipe title.  I didn’t want to shorten it or leave anything out.  They could easily just be called Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats or Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats, but they deserve all the recognition from each addition.  Finish reading this and drooling a little, then run (or drive, I’ll allow that) to your nearest Target and find the new, limited edition Candy Cane Oreos and White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s, grab a box of Rice Krispies Cereal and some Kraft marshmallows (although if you’re like me, those are things I always have in the pantry).  Better yet, look to see if Target has the new Kraft Peppermint Mallows, which is what I used.  These treats are super kicked up for the holidays and are so good!

The fixin's for super holiday Rice Krispies Treats

The Candy Cane Oreos are one of their best limited editions yet.  They have that Girl Scouts’ Thin Mints taste, but in Oreo form.  They are good.  My kids really like them.  And they are somewhat picky and often don’t like the “new” flavors of things.   One wouldn’t even try them at first, but after doing so, is hooked.

I really like the White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s, too.  They are strong, but not as much as a candy cane and have that great hint of white chocolate.  The peppermint flavor is the dominate flavor.  I kind of wish it wasn’t quite so strong, but I still love these!  They are easy to snitch a few here and there when they are hiding in your baking closet in an open bag.  (So I’ve heard.)  I don’t have as much of a problem doing that with cookies, but I’m glad I bought two bags of the cookies, because my kids keep snitching those.  And I’ll be back to Target soon for more of the M&M’s before they’re gone!  Run!  How many agree that M&M’s should come permanently in “plain” White Chocolate M&M’s flavor?  Maybe we should all start a petition on their Facebook page or something.  My only wish would be that they just come in regular “plain” M&M’s size.  I kind of think all the new, limited edition, different flavors should just be the regular “plain” size, but they make them a little bigger, I guess so you aren’t confused. ;)

Anyway, these Rice Krispies Treats were delicious!  I made some and took them to a baby shower I attended.  Felt a little bad that it was a shower for a baby boy, but I think they made up for that in flavor and were accepted just fine.  These treats definitely put me in more of a holiday mood. 

Candy Cane Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms Rice Krispies TreatsPerfect for the 8th week of The 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats, hosted by Brenda from Meal Planning Magic.  So nice of her to head up the group and keep it running smoothly each week!

Candy Cane Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s Rice Krispies Treats, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

10 ounce bag of Kraft Jet Puffed Peppermint Mallows (regular mini marshmallows would work, too)

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

15 Candy Cane Oreo Cookies, chopped

about 1 cup White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s

Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil (nonstick is my favorite!), spray lightly with cooking spray.  Chop the Oreo Cookies, set aside.  Put the marshmallows and butter in a large microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for about 40 seconds.  Stir.  Microwave again for 30 seconds.  Stir until butter is mixed in with the melted marshmallows.  (You CAN also do this in a large saucepan, but it takes longer.)

Stir the cereal in to the marshmallow mixture.  When it is all combined, fold in the cookies, then the M&M’s.   Spread the mixture evenly into the baking pan.  I like to tamp it down with a potato masher sprayed lightly with cooking spray to get it even, then I don’t have to have sticky hands. ;)  Let sit on the counter for about an hour to firm up.  Remove from the pan using the foil edges and peel off the foil.  Set on a cutting board and cut into desired sized bars. 

Candy Cane Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms Rice Krispies Treats 2

While I think, “Hey, at least wait for Thanksgiving to come and let’s enjoy that before Christmas is here.”  I also know it will be here (and gone) before we know it.  Start making treats—it will get you right in the spirit of it all, at least it has for me.



Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

holy moly that is a lot of good stuff in one treat, yummy!

safire said...

This looks amazing! I love it.

Elaine said...

I'm not a huge rice krispie fan, but I have a feeling these would change my mind! Regular rice krispies are so plain and boring, but these are definitely not! I love everything you mixed in. :)

Nancy @ gottagetbaked said...

Katrina, you totally pulled out all the stops with this one! Looks fan-freaking-tastic and so incredibly Christmas-y. You guys get so many products in the US that we don't in Canada - I've never seen any of the ingredients that you used for sale up here. I'm jealous but will just have to improvise to recreate this treat ;)

Alida said...

Wow! These are so fun and definitely put me in a holiday mood....even if it's not yet thanksgiving :)

Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction said...

Definitely festive with all that peppermint flavor. It's a pretty treat too.

Veronica Miller said...

Girl, I think you'd win a title in the book of world records for longest recipe name-lol! Wow, that's a lot of goodness going on in these treats. I hadn't heard of the oreos or the M&M's! I'll have to tell my hubby about the oreos--he's a fan of oreos and of mint-chocolate. I'm not really a fan of either, though I'll eat them. You crack me up for bringing them to a boy baby shower but hey, it's the flavor that counts!

Anonymous said...

I have never seen those oreos. I'm going to the store today, I'll have to look. The title of these is a mouthful! ;)

Barbara Bakes said...

I saw the holiday Oreos but was a little nervous about buying them because I'd been disappointed in the past. Thanks for the review. Your krispie treats are over the top delicious looking!

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised your kids liked them - they look wonderful!! Delicious1
Mary x

Anonymous said...

The kids must go crazy for this! I have featured it on my Weekly Rays of Sunshine:

Leslie said...

LOL..that IS a mout-full of a title! these look scrumptious!

Baking Ribbons said...

Amazing color-I hope I can find the peppermint mallows! I need to find the candy cane oreos too!! I LOVE rice crispy treats. I tell myself (and anyone who will listen) that they are made with vitamin-rich cereal!

Martha@ Best Ever Cookie Collection said...


These are exploding with holiday fun! I have a cookie website called Best Ever Cookie Collection. We are hosting a holiday cookie recipe contest and would love to have you submit one of your great recipes for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

where to find the candy cane oreo cookies? everyone Ive talked to hasnt seen them(dayton ohio area)

Katrina said...

Those Oreos are/were only at Target. I can't even find them here now anymore. I think they are TOO limited. You could use regular Oreos and add some mint flavoring to the Rice Krispies (the peppermint mallows aren't very strong). The White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's are also only at Target and are limited.