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Easy Salted Caramel Rudolph Recipe for Christmas

Are you looking for some kid-friendly Christmas recipes to make with your kids this holiday season? If yes, then you should try out this salted caramel Rudolph recipe. We can guarantee that this puffed rice cake delicacy will be your little one’s favorite. Plus, it is easy enough that you can ask for their assistance in the kitchen. Feel free to experiment with different flavors to keep it interesting.

Our top tip? Add a layer of chocolate to the puffed rice cake recipe to make it more appealing to the eyes and tummy. Take your pick from regular milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate, depending on what your munchkins like best. Your kids will love this cute Rudolph treat, and we promise it will be a family favorite dessert this Christmas.


  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup light brown soft sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 5 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1⁄3 cup vanilla icing (ready-made)
  • 12 chocolate-covered pretzels
  • 12 edible eye decorations
  • 6 red sugar-coated chocolate sweets


  1. To start with this Christmas recipe, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a 20 cm circular cake tin with butter and line it with parchment paper. 
  2. On medium heat, melt the butter, sugar, syrup, and salt together in a saucepan. Once the sugar is dissolved, whisk the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Add the puffed rice cereal and mix it well with the sugar syrup until it is well coated.
  4. Pour the puffed rice cereal mixture into the prepared tin, and with the back of a spoon, press it into a flat layer. 
  5. Let the puffed rice cereal mixture bake for 15 minutes until golden and toasted. 
  6. Once done, press down the mixture again with the spoon while it is still warm. Allow the puffed rice cake to cool completely in the tin. 
  7. After the crispy puffed rice cake is cooled completely, remove it from the tin and cut it into six wedges. 
  8. Stick pretzels for antlers, edible eyes, and a red chocolate sweet for the nose to turn wedges into Rudolph. Use the vanilla icing to stick all of these.
  9. Leave the wedges in a cool place to set for 30 minutes before serving. 

After you have made this Christmas recipe, store the puffed rice cake in an airtight container, and it will last up to three days (if you can save them from the kids). Also, before adding the decorations, you can pour melted chocolate on the wedges to make it more Rudolph-like. Does this festive recipe pique your interest? Let us know in the comment section below!

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