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New Year's Eve Countdown Clock Rice Krispie Treats

Make this New Year's Eve a memorable one with NYE Countdown Clock Rice Krispie Treats! These easy-to-make, deliciously sweet treats feature Rice Krispies, marshmallows, butter, and dark melting chocolate. Made to look like a clock counting down to the very last hour of the year, they make an eye-catching addition to any dessert plate.

Serve them at your New Year’s Eve celebration for a fun holiday treat that everyone will love. With creamy chocolate and crunchy cereal in each bite, these treats are the perfect way to start off the New Year.

While you're busy watching the crazy people listening to live music in NYC and watching the live performances as you wait for the ball drop, we have so many fun New Year's Eve desserts for you to munch on while you're waiting to ring in the New Year.

If you want more New Year's Eve treats to enjoy while you have a good time with friends and family, check out our Champagne Grapes or our New Year's Eve Popcorn Balls! Such fun treats to eat while sharing a Happy New Year with friends.

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The tops of NYE clock treats.

♥️ Why You'll Love NYE Clock Rice Krispie Treats

  • Easy enough to make with the kids and serve after a special dinner
  • Great to help teach kids how to tell time
  • Fun way to celebrate the New Year's celebration countdown
  • You only need 4 ingredients to make these
  • Would be great for a New Year's Eve party or any event you're counting down to

Ingredients Needed

You only need a few ingredients to make these rice krispie treats in the shape of a clock face.

  • rice Krispies cereal
  • jumbo marshmallows
  • unsalted butter
  • dark chocolate melting chips
Ingredients needed to make Rice crispie clocks for New Years Eve.

🥣 Helpful Kitchen Tools

Baking Sheet

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Parchment Paper

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Saucepan

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Mixing Bowls

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Piping Bag

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Non-Stick Spray

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Mason Jar For Storing

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How to Make New Years Eve Countdown Clock Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat, in a medium saucepan.
  3. Add the marshmallows to the saucepan with the butter, and stir constantly until all is melted and mixed.
  4. Add rice krispies to a bowl and pour the melted marshmallows over top. Mix together.
  5. Carefully butter your hands, or spray with non stick spray so it's easier to work with the cereal mixture.
  6. Grab a handful of the rice krispy mixture and roll into a 3x3-inch ball and then flatten them out some with your hands.
  7. After making all the clock face balls and all of the rice krispy mix is used, insert a lollipop into each flattened circle.
  8. In a microwave safe mixing bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips using 30-second intervals, mixing in between each interval until fully melted.
  9. Pour the chocolate into a piping bag and snip the end of the bag.
  10. Use the piping bag full of chocolate, create a clock face on each circular rice krispie treat, writing a 12, 3, 6, and 9 in the designated spots on the treats.
  11. Place 2 dots in between each number as well as a short arrow (as the clock hands) pointing at the 12 and a long arrow pointing about a centimeter before the 12.
  12. Set the treats in the refrigerator to let the chocolate harden for 5 minutes.
  13. Enjoy your clock countdown treats.
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Storage

Leftover rice krispie treats should be stored in an airtight container or a zip top bag and keep them at room temperature in a cool, dry space. Don't leave them in a warm area where the chocolate could melt.

These decorated treats should last about 4-5 days if they are properly stored.

A few NYE rice krispie clock treats in a jar and on the table.

Recipe Variations

These treats are really easy to make and we have a few other fun variations to try with these countdown clock treats.

Add sprinkles. Add some fun sprinkles to the rice krispie and marshmallow treat mix before you mix and shape them into the proper round face.

Add ribbons or decorations. Make them extra festive by adding some curling ribbon to the lollipop stick.

Change the color of the melting chocolate. We used dark chocolate to melt, but you can use any chocolate melting wafers in any color or flavor to dress up the clock even more.

A few new Years Eve rice krispie clock treats on sticks in a jar.

Tips and Tricks

  • This recipe makes 24-30 rice krispie treat clocks depending on how big or thick you make them.
  • If you don't want to get your hands dirty, you can use a spatula to mix your rice krispie and marshmallows together, but your hands is the easiest way to make sure that it all gets evenly incorporated and mixed together well. This is also the perfect time to get the kids involved, so many love fun activities like getting their hands dirty. It's always our kids favorite things to do!
  • You can use these treats as prizes for the best person on the dance floor at your New Year's Eve bash, or hand them out as party favors! Or, just serve them as dessert after your New Year's eve dinner as you wait for the midnight countdown.
  • Using your hands is the easiest way to shape these treats. However, you can use a cookie cutter to make them into perfect circles if needed.
  • We like to use a mason jar to hold all of the treats standing up, but you can use a vase or a cake pop holder.

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A close up of a rice krispie clock treat for a new years eve dessert.

More Fun Desserts (great ideas)

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Close up of a few rice krispie clocks.

New Year's Eve Countdown Clock Rice Krispie Treats

These New Year's Eve Countdown Clock Rice Krispie Treats are so easy to make and are the perfect, festive snack or dessert to make for your party!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: NYE Countdown Clock Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of rice krispies
  • 10 ounce bag of jumbo marshmallows
  • 3 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate melting chips

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat, in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the marshmallows to the saucepan with the butter, and stir constantly until all is melted and mixed.
  • Add rice krispies to a bowl and pour the melted marshmallows over top. Mix together.
  • Carefully butter your hands, or spray with non stick spray so it's easier to work with the cereal mixture.
  • Grab a handful of the rice krispy mixture and roll into a 3x3-inch ball and then flatten them out some with your hands.
  • After making all the clock face balls and all of the rice krispy mix is used, insert a lollipop into each flattened circle.
  • In a microwave safe mixing bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips using 30-second intervals, mixing in between each interval until fully melted.
  • Pour the chocolate into a piping bag and snip the end of the bag.
  • Use the piping bag full of chocolate, create a clock face on each circular rice krispie treat, writing a 12, 3, 6, and 9 in the designated spots on the treats.
  • Place 2 dots in between each number as well as a short arrow (as the clock hands) pointing at the 12 and a long arrow pointing about a centimeter before the 12.
  • Set the treats in the refrigerator to let the chocolate harden for 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy your clock countdown treats.

Notes

  • This recipe makes 24-30 rice krispie treat clocks depending on how big or thick you make them.
  • If you don't want to get your hands dirty, you can use a spatula to mix your rice krispie and marshmallows together, but your hands is the easiest way to make sure that it all gets evenly incorporated and mixed together well. This is also the perfect time to get the kids involved, so many love fun activities like getting their hands dirty. It's always our kids favorite things to do!
  • You can use these treats as prizes for the best person on the dance floor at your New Year's Eve bash, or hand them out as party favors! Or, just serve them as dessert after your New Year's eve dinner as you wait for the midnight countdown.
  • Using your hands is the easiest way to shape these treats. However, you can use a cookie cutter to make them into perfect circles if needed.
  • We like to use a mason jar to hold all of the treats standing up, but you can use a vase or a cake pop holder.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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