Peppermint Treats

Any other peppermint fans out there?! It’s super popular around the holidays but these peppermint treats are so tasty you’ll be making them all year long. These quick and easy peppermint treats are tasty, low in points, and great for giving as gifts in your holiday baskets or you can leave them out for Santa!

Peppermint Treats

When the holidays roll around it can be easy to fall into bad habits. Having healthier options around can really help keep you on track with Weight Watchers and other healthy lifestyle programs.

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These peppermint treats are similar to a rice crispy treat!

How do I make these peppermint treats?

They’re very easy, check it out:

  1. Melt the margarine in a non-stick pot or dutch oven. Stir in the marshmallows and cook until melted. Should take about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in cereal, crushed candies and mint extract and stir.
  3. Spray your hand with non-stick cooking spray. Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and lay them on a cookie sheet lined with foil or wax paper.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until firm.
  5. Makes about 36 servings of 2 peppermint treats per serving.
These quick and easy peppermint treats are tasty, low in points, and great for giving as gifts in your holiday baskets or you can leave them out for Santa!

How do these peppermint treats fit into Weight Watchers Freestyle?

On Weight Watchers Freestyle these peppermint treats have 2 points per serving. That means you can have 2 of these peppermint treats for 2 Freestyle Smart Points. It’s not a bad sweet treat. I love having these around during the holidays when my cravings for sweets kick in! They’re much better than many of the cookie recipes out there that have double or triple the points!

What do I need to make Weight Watchers peppermint treats?

You’ll need just a few ingredients. I’ll make a list below so you can shop or plan accordingly!

  • Margarine
  • Marshmallows
  • Mint Extract
  • Crispy Rice Cereal
  • Peppermint Hard Candies
  • Butter Flavor Non-Stick Spray

Printable Peppermint Treats Recipe:

Yield: 36 Servings

Peppermint Treats

Peppermint Treats

Any other peppermint fans out there?! It's super popular around the holidays but these peppermint treats are so tasty you'll be making them all year long. These quick and easy treats are tasty, low in points, and great for giving as gifts in your holiday baskets or you can leave them out for Santa!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Margarine
  • 30 Marshmallows
  • 1/8 Tsp Mint Extract
  • 5 Cups Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 20 Peppermint Hard Candies, crushed
  • 1 Spray Butter Flavor Non-Stick Spray

Instructions

  1. Melt the margarine in a non-stick pot or dutch oven. Stir in the marshmallows and cook until melted. Should take about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in cereal, crushed candies and mint extract and stir.
  3. Spray your hand with non-stick cooking spray. Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and lay them on a cookie sheet lined with foil or wax paper.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until firm.
  5. Makes about 36 servings of 2 peppermint treats per serving.
  6. Store in a cool dry place in a covered container.

Notes

On Weight Watchers Freestyle these peppermint treats have 2 points per serving. That means you can have 2 of these peppermint treats for 2 Freestyle Smart Points.

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

Balls

Amount Per Serving Calories 42 Sodium 8mg Carbohydrates 9g Sugar 5g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

These quick and easy peppermint treats are tasty, low in points, and great for giving as gifts in your holiday baskets or you can leave them out for Santa!

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Meagen is a newlywed, animal lover, book enthusiast, who loves to write and create DIY projects in her spare time. She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband Dustin, their two dogs, and a massive variety of other small animals. You could on any given day catch her singing off key to random radio tunes or reorganizing her bookshelves by spine color.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Janet
    August 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Do you crush the hard candies and stir them in before making into balls?

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      August 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      Yes, you do. Thanks for asking because that step wasn’t in the directions. Updated. I appreciate you.

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