Celebrate the festive season with these fun Christmas tree rice Krispie treats which are perfect to make with kids and they will love eating too.
What can I say, we love Christmas here and the build-up to it. These cute christmas rice krispie treats are a brilliant festive recipe that male great gifts or just fun desserts.
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I don’t know about you, but I always have rice kripsies cereal or puffed rice cereal in the house and these festive trees are a super fun take on krispy cakes and such great Christmas desserts. They are perfect to make with the kids, but you do need to supervise little ones and plan in some cooling time. We used to make them one day and then have so much fun decorating them the next. We never stopped at simple M&M’s like these, well the kids didn’t. For them more is more and they loved using sprinkles, edible glitter, and any other festive sweets we had!
Start by melting the butter and marshmallows over a low to mediaum heat in a large non-stick pan (trust me go with a large saucepan as you need to fit all the rice kristpies in too). You can also do this in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave but keep an eye on it as microwave powers vary.
Then take off the heat and stir in the rice crispies making sure they are covered in the marshmallow and butter mixture.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (you can also used waxed paper or tin foil with a spray of oil) and pour out rice krispies mixture onto the parchment paper. Press down with a spatula and allow to set for 30 minutes.
Cut out rice krispies with a tree cookie cutter.
Melt the green candy melts as per the instructions and add to a piping bag. If you cant get these you can use melted white chocolate and green food coloring (gel works best), but you will have to work fast with the chocolate.
Whilst the candy melt piping is still wet add the decorations.
If you want to make your trees green then you need to add a green gel food coloring to the marshmallow, butter crispy mix, but we really like the green piping and keeping things simple is often easier with younger children. You could also turn them into 3D Christmas trees like here which would be green for older children, by shaping the rice krispies cereal mix into cone shapes and using rolos as trunks. I have also seen pretzel sticks used as tree trunks.
Christmas Tree Rice Krispy Treats
- 6 cups Rice krispy cereal
- 5 1/2 cups Mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 1 bag green candy melts
- 1 packet mini M&M's
Melt butter on low then add in five and a half cups miniature marshmallows. Stir often until fully melted.
Stir in rice krispies until well incorporated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour out rice krispies mixture onto the parchment paper. Press down with a spatula. Let dry 30 minutes.
Cut out rice krispies with a tree cookie cutter. Place back on parchment paper.
Melt green candy melts as directed on the package and add to a piping bag. Pipe around the edges and across point to point of the Christmas tree.
Use mini M&M’s to place as ornaments. Let dry before serving.
If you can’t get Green Candy Melts, you can substitute them with white chocolate buttons and green gel food colouring.
Rather than using a pan and heating on the stove, you could do this in a microwave in a microwave-safe bowl.
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Rice Krispie Treats are best when eaten within two days of making them and can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for upto a week. If they are not as soft after a couple of days, you can soften them by placing them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.
Make sure you check out our other great Christmas recipes to cook with kids.