A fun Rice Krispie recipe kids can make, these Giant Rice Krispie Hershey’s Kisses are a fun homemade gift for so many different occasions: Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, etc.
Rice Krispie Hershey Kiss Recipe
One of my daughter’s favorite things to do on vacation is shop for fun souvenirs to bring back home to her friends and family.
It’s such a sweet aspect of her personality – I love that she’s thinking about them even while she’s having all of these fun new experiences and that she’s looking to include them a little bit in her fun.
Last year she bought her grandpa one of these Giant Hershey’s Kisses in NYC and it was a huge hit.
For his birthday this year, she wanted to make him a homemade Giant Hershey’s Kiss – but the thought of melting that much chocolate seemed like a disaster waiting to happen!
An easy alternative was this chocolate-covered Rice Krispie Kiss. Not only was it way easier to make, it is definitely less expensive than buying several pounds of chocolate chips and I think it’s a way more enjoyable dessert than a giant hunk of chocolate.
By far the best part about this recipe is that it is so incredibly easy for kids to make independently. From making the rice krispie mixture, to filling the funnel “molds,” covering them in chocolate – and then wrapping them in foil and attaching a cute homemade tag.
You can customize your little Hershey’s Kiss tag to have a special customized message, which is such a thoughtful and fun touch.
Your Hershey’s Kiss Rice Krispies can be kept at room temperature for about 3 days.
More Fun Edible Gifts Kids Can Make
- Banana Bread Mason Jar Gift
- Ranch Pretzels
- Hot Chocolate Fudge
- 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies
- No Bake Cookies and Cream Squares
Rice Krispie Kiss Ingredients
- Rice Krispies
- Butter <– can use coconut oil
- Vanilla Extract, optional
- Chocolate Chips
- Shortening or Coconut Oil, optional
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can use pre-made rice krispie treats in place of the homemade mixture, if desired. Just knead and press into your funnel mold and proceed with the rest of the recipe as outlined.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
- Large Funnel <– or use an assortment of funnels
How to Make a Giant Hershey’s Kiss Rice Krispie Treat
Grease a large plastic funnel and a cookie sheet and set aside.
Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds.
Stir well and then re-heat as needed to get a smooth, melted texture.
Add the melted butter and vanilla and stir to fully incorporate.
Fold in the rice krispie cereal one cup at a time until completely incorporated.
Wet your hands thoroughly and press the rice krispie treat mixture into your greased funnel to form the shape of your giant kiss.
Gently remove the molded rice krispie treat and place on your greased cookie sheet.
Repeat with the rest of the rice krispie cereal mixture.
Place the cookie sheet in the fridge and allow to harden, about 1 hour or overnight.
Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir well and reheat as needed.
If desired, you can stir in the shortening or coconut oil to make your chocolate coating more smooth and easily pourable.
Remove the rice krispie kisses from the fridge and use a spoon to pour the melted chocolate over the kisses.
Allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature before packaging.
To wrap your Hershey’s Kisses, take a large square of tinfoil and wrap around the Hershey’s Kiss by placing it on the foil and smoothing the foil towards the top.
Cut a small strip of paper for each kiss and write a special message. Tuck the strip of paper into the top peak of the foil to secure.
Grab your free printable for our Hershey’s Kiss Rice Krispie recipe:
To make just one Hershey's Kiss, adjust the recipe increments to: As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 673Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 378mgCarbohydrates: 109gFiber: 3gSugar: 59gProtein: 6g
To make just one Hershey's Kiss, adjust the recipe increments to:
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your kids love getting to make these giant rice krispie kisses as much as the recipient loves getting to eat them!