The holiday season is one of the best times of the year to get a bit of culinary inspiration. The stores are filled with foods that aren't available any other time of the year. Folks get creative in the kitchen! Magazines are filled with holiday recipes and even store flyers have tips and recipes. Sometimes the inspiration comes from within. That happened to me recently as soon as I saw a new (one I had not seen before) product at the grocery store.
I was pleased with the Christmas Crispies that came about simply through a vision. It really was one of those "I'll bet that would make a tasty square!" as soon as I saw the peppermint marshmallows. The only change I would make is make the base a bit shallower. I think it would be easier to omit the baking pan entirely in favour of forming the base free hand the way I usually make rice krispie squares. I'm sure the Christmas Crispies will be a holiday keeper!