Peppermint Chocolate Krispie Treats {In A Jar}

07 December 2012

Hi Lovlies!

Today I bring you a special treat. Not only are these scrumptious, they make an excellent Christmas gift as well!

I have been trying to come up with a treat that I could make into a "jar recipe". Ryan and I will be with my family in Colorado for the holidays, so I wanted to make sure to send some holiday cheer back to New Jersey to his side. His sisters & mom read the blog & love the recipes, so I thought it would be fun to send them some baked goodness along with their other gifts.

I've seen the peppermint marshmallow/cocoa krispie combo floating around pinterest, but I wasn't thrilled with the recipes I found. Then I saw this post and knew that a twist on Rice Krispie Treats is what I wanted to make!

So I give you:

Peppermint Chocolate Krispie Treats {In A Jar}

All you need is:
- Cocoa Krispies
- Peppermint Marshmallows
- Andes Peppermint Crunch
- Quart Sized Mason Jars
- Ribbon
- Small Plastic Baggies
- Printed Out Instructions

1// Grab a mason jar. Fill it with 2 cups of Cocoa Krispies.
2// Add 1 1/3 cup Peppermint Marshmallows on top. Pack it down and put the lid on. It will be tight, but this will keep the two ingredients from mixing together.
3// Place 1/4 cup Peppermint Crunch into small, sealable plastic bags. I found them in the beads area of the craft section of Walmart.
4// Assemble the jar however you would like. I attached the Peppermint Crunch to the top and tied a gold bow to the jar. Then I took jute and attached hand made instructions I created.

You can see the instructions listed above. Make sure the lucky gifted person knows they need 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of butter.

I loved that I found a way to give a dessert in a jar that didn't require my friends & family to have 20 other ingredients on hand. They just use the jar you give them + butter!

I have personally  made the recipe TWICE in the last week...some little treat elf keeps gobbling them down when I'm not looking ::cough cough, Ryan::

Who could blame him? These treats are sooooo yummy! The peppermint + chocolate is such a festive combination.

I think the jars turned out lovely and I am so excited to ship them out this week (:

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  1. This is SO so cute! And they look delicious!! I love peppermint :)

  2. So yummy and festive! This might be my go to gift this year! ;)

  3. Those sound delicious! And love how festive they look!

    Fizz and Frosting

  4. I'm totally doing this. Last year I did Christmas Blondies in a jar and they were a HIT! But I had a ton of jars left over and I didn't want to do the same thing again. Thanks for posting!!

  5. What a fun idea, and so nice not to have to bake all day! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!

  6. Suuure, email me about an ad and then show me this? YUM!! I want a tutorial on that cute little Jar Taggie too. Adorable gift idea :)

  7. I am with Irish Italian Blessings but I am wondering if you have a free printable for that jar taggie?
    Love this idea!!

  8. Just found your blog through Sweet Pea Sylvie's blog hop, i'm a new follower :)

  9. This looks DIVINE! Such a great idea for a present. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Oh good lord, I'm in trouble!
    Found you through the hop and am your newest follower,

  11. When I first read the title of this post I thought, "Why in the heck would you want to dig a rice krispie treat out of a jar!?" But when I actually saw what you meant, it's pretty freakin' genius. And I may need to give this as a gift to several people this year. Great idea!

  12. these look heavenly kaitlyn! and such great gift ideas :) - glad i found you from the friends to followers hop and excited to be your newest follower (stalker might be a slightly more accurate word :)


    p.s. i'd love for you to drop by and say hi when you get a chance!

  13. This is seriously the perfect idea!!! Yay you! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would follow me back!


  14. Ohh yum!

    How could I not follow??? Adorable blog.

    Lot's of bloggy love from Ashton Belle over at:

  15. This sounds AMAZING! I need to make this for the holidays! I'm a new follower :)

    The Tiny Heart

  16. What a beautiful idea, I want those crispies now :-) I found you through the Aloha Affair Blog Hop and followed you. Feel free to visit my blog anytime and maybe follow if you like what you see there ;-)

    kisses Keke (Pakize)

  17. Perfect! I may have to do this :) Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  18. You are making me VERY hungry, but it's bed time! Dang it!

  19. I think I'd have to say YES to this. A thousand times yes!

    The boys and I will be boarding a plane soon in search of holidays with loved ones and snow-- oh my goodness we may just freeze our little island toes off, but I wanted to stop by here first, to:

    Thank you for being a sweet part of last week's An Aloha Affair.
    And, to personally invite you to join us again today.


  20. You were featured today @ unfortunately I couldn't send you the code for featured button since your email entry was incorrect. You can drop by & grab one or email me then I can send you it. Hope you link up again for Inspiration Spotlight. Congrats!

  21. Oh my goodness! These look To Die For!!!! Anything peppermint is right up my alley these days! Thanks so much for linking up! I hope you have a great Christmas!!!

    The Mrs. and The Momma

  22. I just sprinkled this post at all my favorite places: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!

    Merry Christmas!


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