Just wait until you see how cute these Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats are! They’re festive and fun and perfect for the holiday season.
Once the holiday season hits, our household is all about making anything and everything edible. We literally spend hours baking, creating, and talking and it’s one of our favorite times of the year.
But sometimes, it’s nice to be able to create a fun and festive treat that doesn’t take a long time and a ton of manpower to make. This is where this Christmas Tree dessert is probably going to become one of your favorites during this time of year like it is ours.
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Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats
As you can see, they’re just adorable but not too cute to eat. What we love about making these together as a family is that we know within a few moments of time, we’ll be able to be snacking away.
All you need to do to get started is to gather up the simple list of ingredients found below.
Once you have all of that, you can easily get rock and rolling on creating them.
Don’t forget to let little hands join in on all the fun. Will it be a bit messy? Of course. Is that part of the fun? Absolutely.
So many times we focus on the “don’t play with your food” aspect that we forget that baking and cooking together is actually supposed to be a bit messy and chaotic at times.
Just have everyone wash their hands really well, and then dive in to get started!
I think one of the coolest parts of this recipe is watching all the Rice Krispies turn green. (and I bet the kids will think so too!)
Make that be their “job” during this process and they’re certain to stay engaged and active during the entire creation.
As you’re starting to make the trees, make certain that you’ve let the cereal mixture cool down enough that it’s not going to burn any hands. This isn’t typical but it can happen if you’re trying to do it too quickly.
Let the children have fun adding on the sprinkles and creating the stars. They really do add so much to these Christmas Tree treats!
- 3-4 Tablespoons butter
- 6 Cups of mini marshmallows
- Kelly green gel food coloring
- 5 Cups of rice cereal
- Colorful nonpareils and sprinkles
- 2-3 Ounces yellow rolling fondant
Start by taking a baking sheet and lining it with wax paper. Set it aside as you'll be coming back to it shortly.
Grab a large pan and start to melt the butter over medium heat. Once done, pour in the marshmallows.
Start stirring the marshmallows the whole time with a wooden spoon until they are melted completely.
Once melted, take the pan off the heat and add in 2 drops of the green gel food coloring. Mix until it's all green.
Add your Rice Krispies to the pan and begin folding until it's all covered.
Now is the time to start creating the trees. Grab some of the cereal and make a 3-inch sphere and mold it into a cone. (make certain that it's cooled down before you touch it!)
For the flat base, press it down on the baking sheet.
Add sprinkles to the trees while they are still a bit sticky.
Use your yellow fondant to make stars. Roll out a small sphere about 1/2 inch in diameter. Press down slightly on it and flatten it then pinch out 5 corners to make it look like a star.
Put a star on top and allow to set. Enjoy!
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