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. It means...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 SWIRLMALLOWS. 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 one with some milk on Christmas Eve in place of the traditional Christmas cookie. ;)
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, BAKER’S 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!
Click here to get the recipe for these Vanilla Caramel Cocoa Holiday Cereal Treats!
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Article by Kraft TasteMaker Jess Gonzalez. For more recipes and ideas, visit her blog at On Sugar Mountain.
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