Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

11.30.2017

Bring on the holiday cheer with these cute¬†Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats! They’re just as fun to make as they are delicious to eat!

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

I don’t know who liked these more, my kids or me. Probably me because they totally took me back to being a kid.

I mean how could they not?

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

They are made using the classic Rice Krispies treat recipe that we all love, but instead of the classic squares they are tinted green and shaped into cones, then covered in sprinkles.

So basically a total upgrade :).

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

With these you can decide how much work you want to put into them.

For the easiest method you can nix the icing and sprinkles then just dust them with powered sugar instead for a a snow laced tree.

I saw the idea for these on Family Circle but their recipe didn’t call for icing and luckily I’d bought some because I couldn’t get anything to stick without it.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

The kids added a lot more icing to theirs than I did – because it can be tedious adding a teeny tiny dot but theirs had a cute snowy look with the extra icing.

With these you can also use piping bags and tips even if using store-bought icing if you want more detail.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

Then if you want the sprinkles over the icing – I just poured some sprinkles into a container lid and rolled the trees over the sprinkles so they’d stick to the icing.

I’ve also seen others make these using colorful mini M&Ms for ornaments which the kids would definitely love (the more color the better, right?).

Plus I love those little bites of chocolate flavor in Rice Krispies Treats so I think I’ll go that route next year when we make them.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

Oh and if you want to do a few tiny trees like I did I used mini tootsie rolls (with the ends trimmed so they’d stand) for the stump instead of Reeses. Those itty bitty mini trees are my favorite.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

And then pour piles and piles of powdered sugar to mimic a snowy wonderland. But really don’t, it’s a big mess to clean :).

I hope you have as much fun decorating these as I did!

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

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Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

4.8 from 5 votes

Bring on the holiday cheer with these cute Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats! They're just as fun to make as they are delicious to eat! For a shortcut version skip the icing and sprinkles and just dust the trees with powdered sugar.

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp (42g) salted butter, diced into 1-Tbsp pieces
  • 1 (10 oz) bag mini marshmallows
  • Green gel food coloring (such as Wilton brand)
  • 6 cups (170g) Rice Krispies cereal
  • White decorating icing (I just used store-bought)
  • 16 miniature Reeses peanut butter cups, unwrapped*
  • Round red sprinkles
  • 16 star sprinkles or yellow mini M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. 

  2. Add in marshmallows and stir until melted, while tinting with green food coloring to reach desired shade.

  3. Remove from heat add in Rice Krispies cereal and fold mixture until evenly coated. Let cool about 5 minutes.

  4. Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray and shape about 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of the mixture into into cones, while pressing firmly so they'll hold together.

  5. Decorate with sprinkles, using the icing to get them to stick. Then put icing on the Reeses and place one under each tree. 

  6. Note if you want the icing to harden let them rest overnight, or you can just eat them right away.

  7. Recipe source: adapted from Family Circle

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18 comments

  • Theresa: Hi, I just used the Christmas Rice Krispy cereal, that’s out in the stores now, a lot
    easier. Thank you for the idea. I love all your recipes Theresa December 1, 2017 at 4:28am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the tip! I’ll have to keep an eye out for them. December 1, 2017 at 8:20am Reply

  • Robin: Looks so cute. I would like to try these with my granddaughters. Thank you for sharing. December 1, 2017 at 6:10am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope your family has fun making them! December 1, 2017 at 8:19am Reply

  • Laura: Your pictures are awesome, the little trees look so cute in the “snow”. I will be making these with my granddaughter next week end. Looking forward to a lot of fun! December 1, 2017 at 9:20am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you both have a great time together making them Laura! Thanks for the compliment! December 1, 2017 at 11:14am Reply

  • Emily: My 6 year old son chose these as our bake-together Christmas treat for this weekend. What a cute idea! Thank you! December 1, 2017 at 1:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you both love them Emily :)! Happy Holidays! December 2, 2017 at 2:39pm Reply

  • Gail: Love your recipes and pics! Thank you
    Merry Christmas! December 2, 2017 at 2:24am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Gail! Merry Christmas to you! December 2, 2017 at 2:39pm Reply

  • deborah: could you provide a Nutrition Fact list for the Christmas Trees? Diabetics need this information…not a good food choice but, kids need a treat now and then Thank you December 3, 2017 at 5:35am Reply

  • ig viewer: Best recipe to try this Christmas!! These tiny Christmas tree looks so stunning!! Thank you for sharing! My kids will love making and decorating these treats. December 4, 2017 at 2:13am Reply

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci: Thee are so adorable, love your winter wonderland scene! December 5, 2017 at 6:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! December 7, 2017 at 5:19pm Reply

  • Marissa: This is the best rice crispy snack I’ve ever had thx December 6, 2017 at 2:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Marissa! December 7, 2017 at 5:12pm Reply

  • Megan Delacruz: Looks really cute but I’m hesitant on how to get the tree shape.. Any tips? December 9, 2017 at 9:47am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s actually easier than you’d think it would be, I just kind of rolled between my palms and pressed until I got the shape I wanted. December 10, 2017 at 10:28pm Reply

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