A Christmas version of a rice krispie treat – these White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispie Treats are festive and delicious! With a classic combo of white chocolate, cranberries, and pecans, these White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispie Treats come together in minutes!
Who doesn’t love a Rice Krispie treat? You know these White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispie Treats will be a crowd-pleaser, and you can make them in minutes. I don’t know a person in the world that doesn’t crave an RKT here and there, and I love this dressed-up version. These White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispie Treats are a little fancier for serving at holidays – as fancy as a Rice Krispie treat can be, that is.
My cousin requires that my aunt make rice krispie treats every year for Christmas, and of all the people in my family, he is the most staunch about tradition. Everything has to stay the same year-to-year. We can’t even change the potatoes from white potatoes to red-skinned without him protesting. This was suggested a few Christmases ago, and the idea was promptly shut down.
I myself like to try new spins on things – like this Cheesy Green Bean Casserole Amandine instead of the classic green bean casserole recipe. Sometimes just a small makeover is enough to refresh an old recipe.
I’d love to run these White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispie Treats past him to see if they would be an acceptable replacement to traditional RKTs, but I probably already know my answer. Even if he thinks they’re better, they’re not tradition! I hope your family is more adaptable!!! 🙂
White chocolate, cranberries, and pecans are one of my favorite holiday combinations, and I loved that those three ingredients added to a regular RKT gave for a really fresh, festive new treat.
I took these White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispie Treats to my in-laws for Thanksgiving, and they were a hit. So easy to throw together, and they make a much bigger impression and impact than plain Rice Krispie treats!
If you love RKTs as much as we do, I have a few other spectacular versions. These Nutella Rice Krispie Treats are un-freaking-believable. There is nothing that tops those, IMO. These Cookie Butter Rice Krispie Treats are along the same lines – so insanely good. With a heap-ton of cookie butter added in, and a few crushed Biscoff cookies too.
Similar to RKTs, but a little more decked out, my mother’s Chocolate Scotcheroos are a beloved classic in my family. My personal twist on those is with a TON of extra peanut butter and no butterscotch, these Peanut Butter Scotcheroos! Definitely a variation for peanut butter lovers’. 😉
White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispie Treats
- 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 5 c. mini marshmallows
- 5 c. Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips divided
- 1 c. dried cranberries divided
- 1 c. chopped pecans divided
- In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Add mini marshmallows, stirring until soft and melted.
- Stir in cereal, 1 c. white chocolate chips, 3/4 c. dried cranberries, and 3/4 c. chopped pecans.
- Press evenly into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13-inch pan.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the remaining white chocolate chips at 20-second intervals until melted and smooth.
- Drizzle over the bars. Sprinkle with remaining cranberries and pecans.
- Allow to set, and cut.
Ashley - The Recipe Rebel says
Okay, these are one of the best krispie treat variations I’ve ever seen! My kids would be ALL over these! (and me too!)
Isn’t it a fun twist? I loved the idea!! Thank you! 🙂
I love these!
It’s like a grown up rice crispy treat!
P.S. I made the snickerdoodle thumbprints and they were delicious!?
YAY!!! You liked them? Did you make the Cookie Butter Buttercream? I am obsessed with that stuff!! Thanks for letting me know! 🙂
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Beautiful~ Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!
Charlene Asay says
What a great idea. They look great. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party!
Krystal Sadler says
This treat combines all of my favorite things!! I looooooove Rice crispy treats, and white chocolate! Thanks for sharing with us at the Share the Wealth Sunday link up!!
Oh man, these look fantastic! It is like fancy grown-up rice krispy treats 😀 I definitely want to try them out! Pinning!!!!
Right? Aren’t they fun?? Adult Rice Krispie Treats – so fun!
Susan @ Culinary Envy says
Perfect for my Holiday Cookie Platter! Yum. Pinned!
Definitely! And so easy!!
Miz Helen says
We will really enjoy your White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispie Treats, they are perfect for the season! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
I will be back!! Thank you for the party, as always!
Karren Haller says
Now this is a wonderful twist on ole rice cripsy treats, why I have not seen these before, they look amazing and will be giving them a try. Pinned and Shared!
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Once the mixture starts to cool but is still warm, add the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Once the mixture is cool enough to handle; using clean and greased hands to press into a wax paper lined or greased cookie sheet.
WONDERING FEATHER says
I used pumpkin seeds instead of hazelnuts. Also Used crab cherries. Very good.
I love that idea!! The cram-cherries would be awesome. I love those!
WONDERING FEATHER says
OOPS! I meant cran cherries
I’m making these TONIGHT…
But altering it , inspired from a favorite cookie recipe…
I’ll be Substituting
Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate Chips..
1/2 chopped dried Cherries / 1/2 dried cherry juice soaked Cranberries
and Toasted Slivered Almonds.. Chopped….
Can’t Wait…. This looks very likely to REPLACE my Cookie Recipe..
Omg, that’s a GREAT idea – chocolate, cherry, almond. YES. Let me know how they turn out!
I tried these and my husband went nuts for them. So did my grandkids. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I am making my third batch of them, btw.
YAY! That’s awesome to hear! These are really popular around the holidays, and I just love making Rice Krispie Treats into various versions. I’m so glad these were a hit in your household, thanks for sharing your feedback! 🙂
I have made this recipe several times & they are sooo good. Actually, I first made them on 10/14/2017!
Recently, when I was shopping a our local Sam’s Club I purchased a 1# 4oz bag of Cranberry & Pecan topping by Fresh Gourmet. It says great on salad, yogurt & more….. and I thought hey…I have a recipe for cranberry & pecans! So I was wondering if I can use this in place of buying a bag of dried cranberries & chopping the pecans. Maybe you have even tried it??? Please let me know what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thank you!