Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats – Fun and simple holiday recipe for kids! How to make Christmas tree Rice Krispie treats with a cookie cutter, gooey marshmallow treats, and candy.
Rice Krispie squares are such a simple, classic dessert. They're the quintessential kid-friendly dessert.
They're also really easy to decorate and reinvent every time a holiday or special event rolls around. I mean, how cute are these snowman Rice Krispie treats, these festive Fruity Pebbles Christmas treats, and M&M's heart shaped Valentine Rice Krispie treats?
You only need 5 ingredients to make ordinary Rice Krispie treats. If you're decorating and making special rice crispy treat shapes, you may need a few more decorative ingredients like icing, marshmallow cream, and candy.
Christmas tree Rice Krispies treats are super easy to make, and they're a festive addition to the holiday dessert table.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE RECIPE FOR CHRISTMAS TREE RICE KRISPIE TREATS?
If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the Christmas Tree Rice Krispie treats recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.
HOW DO I MAKE RICE KRISPIE TREATS?
You can follow this Rice Krispie Treats recipe to make a full pan of Rice Krispie treats.
HOW TO MAKE RICE KRISPIE CHRISTMAS TREES
Once you've spread your Rice Krispies treats mixture in your pan, you can go ahead and start cutting out Christmas tree shapes with a Christmas tree cookie cutter.
Be careful because the treats will still be quite hot, so just take your time. Cutting out the Christmas trees will help them to cool more quickly, though.
WHAT SHOULD I USE TO DECORATE MY CHRISTMAS TREES?
First you'll want to gather a few ingredients together, different candies and decorating icing.
And here is where I improvised… I had no icing on hand, and I didn't really feel like making my usual favorite sugar cookie icing either. I looked around me, and happened to look over inside a cabinet, and what did I see?
A jar of Marshmallow Fluff… That's right… Instead of using icing, I used Marshmallow Fluff, and it worked like a charm. I highly recommend it.
Other ingredients you may want to gather are M&M's Minis, spice drops, sour straws, and Christmas sprinkles.
TIPS FOR HOW TO DECORATE CHRISTMAS TREE MARSHMALLOW TREATS
You can decorate these treats however you want. It's a really fun thing to do with your kids too. Give them a buffet to work from, and watch their creative forces at work.
You can pipe a bit of marshmallow fluff on as tinsel, then place M&M's Minis on the fluff as ornaments. The fluff will hold the candy in place.
Cut spice drops in half, which will give you a super sticky end to work with. Press that sticky end onto the Christmas tree and form a sort of spice drop tinsel (and even a star).
Sour straws are really sticky, so you can stick pieces of sour straws onto your trees as tinsel.
Then add sliced spice drops as ornaments.
Use Marshmallow Fluff to hold special sprinkles on the tree… I love these little snowflake sprinkles.
Marshmallow Fluff will pretty much hold anything on your tree that just won't stick. It's amazing stuff and works so much better than decorating icing, in my humble opinion.
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KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE CHRISTMAS TREE RICE KRISPIE TREATS
Heat-Resistant Spatula – This one is my go to spatula.
CHRISTMAS TREE RICE KRISPIE TREATS RECIPE
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- 1 batch Rice Krispie treats, cut into Christmas trees
- 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff, *
- 10 ounces M&M's Minis
- 1 cup spice drops
- 20 Sour Punch Twists, or Straws
- 1 cup sprinkles
- First of all, make a full pan** of Rice Krispie treats, recipe linked in the ingredients.
- Once you’ve spread the Rice Krispies treats mixture in the pan, cut out Christmas tree shapes with a Christmas tree cookie cutter.***
- Pipe marshmallow cream on as tinsel, or pipe it onto the backs of candies to hold them onto the trees.
- Decorate with M&M's Minis, spice drops, sour straws, and sprinkles.
- Cut spice drops in half, which will give you a sticky side you can stick onto the Christmas trees. Use them as ornaments or tinsel.
- Sour straws are really sticky, so you can stick pieces of sour straws onto your trees as tinsel. Then add sliced spice drops as ornaments.
- Add marshmallow fluff to the backs of larger sprinkles, and place them on the trees.
- When you're all finished decorating, have fun eating them!
Serving Size:16 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 68gSugar: 45gProtein: 2g