Every year when the holidays arrive, one of my favorite traditions is watching our most loved holiday movies together as a family! With all the parties we host during the season, some of our sweetest memories are from time spent just being together. I’ve got a few simple ideas that will make your family movie night a hit with your loved ones this year.
This year I decided to make movie night a little more festive in the theme of one of our favorite holiday movies, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I made some green Rice Krispies Grinch Heart Treats and I added heart candies in different sizes because “they say, his heart grew three sizes that day!” These are so easy to make…be sure to see my step by step how to make these down below. I also made a few Corn Flakes wreaths for another sweet treat. These are exactly the same recipe as the Rice Krispies Treats but you use Corn Flakes instead of the Rice Krispies. The wreaths are a family tradition passed down from my mom. She used to make the treat as one large wreath using a bundt pan. Over the years I made them smaller, but it brings back sweet memories of past holidays.
A fun touch was adding free printable Grinch hearts to my party straws and a printable sign. Small cups of popcorn to eat along with our Rice Krispies Grinch Heart Treats made for a yummy sweet and salty combo! These traditions we share in our own family year after year, make my heart grow three sizes too!
So grab a blanket, a few special treats, your collection of holiday movies and cozy up with your loved ones and enjoy a holiday family movie night!
Ready to make some Rice Krispies Grinch Heart Treats for your holiday movie night? First, run out to Target and grab your Rice Krispies cereal. While you are there, be sure to pick up two boxes and take advantage of their deal for a free bag of Jet Puffed Marshmallows with the purchase of 2 boxes of Kellogg’s cereal. This offer is in-store from 11/13-12/3 which is perfect timing for your holiday baking! Another sweet idea is Rice Krispies #Treats4Toys going on now until January 1st. Rice Krispies will donate a toy to Toys for Tots for every treat shared. Just make a treat, share a photo of your treat using #Treats4Toys and Rice Krispies will donate a toy to a child in need! I love this! An extra bonus to make your holiday family movie night extra special with a sweet treat that will gift a sweet child too!
To make Rice Krispies Grinch Heart Treats, start with The Original Treats Recipe. When your marshmallows have melted, add a few drops of green food coloring and stir before continuing with the recipe. Once you have your Rice Krispies mixed in with your green marshmallows, spray a piece of parchment paper with cooking spray and a heart cookie cutter as well. Take a handful of the Rice Krispies Treat mix and press into the heart cookie cutter to shape it. Remove the cookie cutter and repeat. A tip: Spray your hands with cooking spray….a lot of cooking spray….to make it easier to handle the mix. After you finish creating the hearts, add heart shaped candy in different sizes to each one. Refrigerate to cool and set the treats and enjoy!
For more inspiration from Kellogg’s, be sure to check it out here! Also check out the Rice Krispies pinterest page…it is full of easy treat ideas too! I would love to see what you create and hear about your favorite holiday traditions. Leave me a comment below so we can all share your ideas.
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