I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. Though it is indeed one of my favorite holidays, its end brings with it a great deal of excitement for me.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
It means snow and gumdrops and hot cocoa and all those other wonderful bits we associate with the holiday season.
For me, it means plenty of holiday baking and gift giving. I’ve always loved making treats for the holidays, either as a centerpiece to a party or as grab bags for my friends.
With that in mind, today I’m sharing with you this super simple, no-bake recipe for Vanilla Caramel Cocoa Holiday Cereal Treats!
Imagine your favorite classic cereal treat, all jazzed up for Christmas. I’ve used chocolate crispy rice cereal in place of plain and these out-of-sight JET-PUFFED Caramel and Vanilla Swirl Mallow Bites.
Want to take it one step further? Press the cereal treat mixture into a fun, festive holiday cookie pan, like the Gingerbread Man one I’ve featured here, to make one awesome, giant cereal treat centerpiece!
He would be rather stunning on your holiday dessert table, don’t you think?
These adorable cereal treats might steal the spotlight this Christmas. I know Santa would be very happy to receive a few of these and some milk on Christmas Eve in place of the traditional Christmas cookie. 😉
I mean, how can you say no to the delicious combo of vanilla, caramel, and chocolate?
Even if you could resist that flavor combo (which you can’t) it’s hard to say no to a chance to decorate these cereal treats with a bunch of candy and toppings.
If you have little ones at home, this is the perfect recipe to make with them one weekend this December! No oven required, these Vanilla Caramel Cocoa Cereal Treats can be made with just a microwave and your imagination.
Set up a decorating table with toppings like candy canes, sprinkles, JET PUFFED Mini Marshmallows, BAKERS sweetened shredded coconut (which can stand in for snow!) or my personal favorite, PLANTERS Salted Caramel Peanuts, and spend the afternoon creating these festive, tasty treats to share with friends or give away as gifts!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kraft Foods. I am a Kraft Tastemaker and was compensated for my time; however all opinions expressed are 100% my own!