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Chocolate Rice Krispies Gingerbread Men on a white table
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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Rice Krispies 'Gingerbread' Men

Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats make an easy base for these non-gingerbread "gingerbread" men.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas, make with kids
Servings: 15
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $3.50


  • Large Non-Stick Saucepan
  • Wax Paper
  • Half Sheet Pan
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • Cookie Cutters


  • 4 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Cocoa Powder, unsweetened (optional)
  • 1 10 oz bag Marshmallows (see note)
  • 6 cups Crisp Rice Cereal
  • ¼ cup Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Icing, sprinkles and candy for decorating


  • Before starting line a sheet pan with wax paper. Set out cookie cutters.
  • In a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat, combine butter and cocoa powder. Stir until melted.
  • Add marshmallows and keep stirring until melted, 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in cereal and chocolate chips until fully combined.
  • Spray hands and cookie cutters with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Working quickly (the mixture will be harder to work with as it sets), press marshmallow-cereal mixture into the top of each cookie cutter. Be sure to press the mixture into the corners of each cutter. Lift the cookie cutters away. Repeat with all of the remaining mixture.
  • Allow treats to cool until fully set, ~30 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Decorate with icing, sprinkles and candy as you'd like!


Mini marshmallows work best for fast, even melting, but regular marshmallows will work fine as well.
Adapted from Chocolate Rice Krispies.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg