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Three No-Bake Holiday Dessert Recipes

Most households regard baking as an esteemed holiday tradition. As soon as November rolls around, we get a hankering to grab the family, roll out sugar cookie dough and cut it into festive shapes for indulging all season. But a picture-perfect baking session can turn to chaos when kids are involved. Instead, leave the real baking to Mom or Dad and recruit the kids to help make these no-bake, kid-friendly treats instead!

Reindeer Rice Krispies

These classic Rice Krispy treats with a twist keep things simple yet delicious!


-  6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal

- Bag of mini marshmallows

- 6 tbsp. butter

- Candy eyeballs

- Red m&ms

- Chocolate cookie icing


1. Prep Ingredients: Measure all ingredients and melt butter on the stove. Add marshmallows once melted and stir until smooth.

*The key to making these recipes as seamless as possible is prep. Do any cutting, measuring or melting beforehand so the kids can focus on assembly.

2. Combine: Remove the marshmallow mixture from the pan, add Rice Krispies and mix together. 

3. Let Set: Spoon Rice Krispies into a buttered pan and leave until hardened.

4. Decorate: Now for the fun part! Once the treats are cut into squares, use chocolate icing to "glue" on candy eyes and red M&M's as a nose. Finish them off with icing antlers, and you're finished!

Marshmallow Snow Men

These little guys require no prep, and they're perfect enjoyed as-is or in a cup of cocoa!


- Marshmallows

- Chocolate cookie icing

- Pretzel sticks

- Candy Corn


1. Assembly: Stick two pretzel sticks into the tops of marshmallows. Then, stick a third marshmallow in between them. Add four pretzel sticks to the snowman for arms and legs.

2. Decorate: Make three dots on the middle marshmallow for buttons using chocolate cookie icing. Then, add a cute smile and some eyes to the top marshmallow. Cut a small slit between the eyes and mouth and insert the candy corn for a perfect carrot nose.

Oreo Cake Pops

Skip the Starbucks drive-thru and make these cake pops instead!


- Package of Oreos

- 4 ounces of cream cheese

- 5 ounces of white chocolate

-Lollipop sticks


1. Prep: Add all Oreos to a food processor and pulse until they become small crumbs.

2. Combine: Use hands (things might get a little messy!) to combine the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet.

3. Chill: Allow cake balls to chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

4. Dip: Melt the white chocolate according to package directions. Then, put each cake ball on a lollipop stick and dip into the melted chocolate.

5. Decorate: Before the chocolate hardens, add sprinkles, icing and mini candies to the cake pops as decoration. Enjoy!

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