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Christmas Tree Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

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These Christmas Tree rice crispy treats are perfect for kids to help make for Christmas! They are a fun, no bake dessert option for holiday parties, plus who doesn’t like them?

Christmas tree shaped rice crispy treats make a super cute classroom treat too.

Plan a fun themed week having these for snacks, playing our Christmas tree size sorting printable game, and creating these Christmas tree crafts for kids.

You may also enjoy our Christmas tree cones edible craft or gingerbread man rice crispy treats.

Rice crispy treats that look like Christmas trees standing upright on a white counter surrounded by small gold ornaments and a red plaid cloth.

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HOW Do You KEEP RICE CRISPY TREATS SOFT?

If you don’t like hard, crunchy rice krispies treats, use low heat to melt the butter and marshmallows. I prefer to make them using the stove to keep the heat low and consistent. This will help keep them soft, otherwise they can harden.

HOW LONG DO RICE CRISPY TREATS LAST?

If you are storing leftover Christmas tree rice crispy cereal treats or making them ahead for a Christmas party, they are good for about three days in an airtight container at room temperature or a bit longer if refrigerated.

HOW TO STORE RICE CRISPY TREATS

Storing your homemade rice crispy treats properly is important if you are making them ahead of time. To store these Christmas tree cereal treats, place them in an airtight food storage container.

Depending on the number of treats you are packing and the size of your container, you may need to stack them on top of each other.

Place wax paper between the layers to reduce sticking together or wrap them individually in plastic wrap before putting them in the container.

Five completed Christmas tree rice crispy treats with yellow fondant stars on top. Trees are standing up on a white counter with a plaid cloth in back and small golden ornaments scattered around.

Christmas Tree Shaped Cereal Treats

This recipe yields approximately one dozen rice crispy Christmas trees. The number of trees may vary depending on the size you make the them.

You can easily make additional batches if you need more for a Christmas party or to give as an edible gift.

Christmas Tree Rice Crispy Treat Ingredients

How to Make Christmas Tree Rice Crispy Treats

First, line a baking sheet with wax paper and it set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over low-medium heat. Once melted add marshmallows.

Stir the marshmallows constantly with a wooden spoon until completely melted.

Once the marshmallow mixture is completely melted, remove from heat and add 2 small drops of Kelly green gel food coloring. Mix until completely tinted green.

Stirring rice crispy cereal with wooden spoon into green tinted melted marshmallows in sauce pan.

Add rice cereal to the saucepan and fold until it is well-incorporated.

Now make the rice cereal treats into 3D trees. To do this, form a 3 inch sphere with the green rice cereal treats then start molding/rolling it into a cone shape with your hands. 

Making rice crispy treats shaped like Christmas trees.

To keep the rice krispies from sticking to your hands, wet your hands with water first. 

Give it a flat base so that it stands on its own, press it down on the lined baking sheet.

Sprinkle each tree with colorful nonpareils while it’s still sticky. You could also gently roll the trees in the sprinkles.

Green rice crispy treats shaped like trees standing on wax paper. Small yellow ramekin with rainbow nonpareils sprinkles in it and some sprinkled over the treats.

Next create star shapes using the yellow fondant. To create one star, roll out a sphere a little less than half an inch in diameter.

Ball of yellow fondant and another piece of fondant shaped into a star.

Press down slightly in the center and as it flattens, pinch out 5 corners to give it the shape of a star.

Press one star at the top of each rice cereal treat. Allow to set and enjoy!

Green rice crispy treats shaped and decorated like Christmas trees with rainbow sprinkles and yellow fondant star on top. Treats are standing on a white countertop with small round gold ornaments and red plaid cloth around them.

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Five completed Christmas tree rice crispy treats with yellow fondant stars on top. Trees are standing up on a white counter with a plaid cloth in back and small golden ornaments scattered around.

3D Christmas Tree Rice Crispy Treats

Yield: 12
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Christmas Tree rice crispy treats are perfect for kids to help make for Christmas! They are a fun, no bake dessert option for holiday parties.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Tablespoon butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • Kelly green gel food coloring
  • 5 cups rice cereal
  • Rainbow nonpareils sprinkles
  • 2-3 oz. yellow rolling fondant

Instructions

    1. First, line a baking sheet with wax paper and it set aside.
    2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low-medium heat. Once melted add marshmallows.
    3. Stir the marshmallows constantly with a wooden spoon until completely melted.
    4. Once the marshmallow mixture is completely melted, remove from heat and add 2 small drops of Kelly green gel food coloring. Mix until completely tinted green.
    5. Add rice cereal to the saucepan and fold until it is well-incorporated.
    6. Now make the rice cereal treats into 3D trees. To do this, form a 3 inch sphere with the green rice cereal treats then start molding/rolling it into a cone shape with your hands. 
    7. To keep the rice krispies from sticking to your hands, wet your hands with water first. 
    8. Give it a flat base so that it stands on its own, press it down on the lined baking sheet.
    9. Sprinkle each tree with colorful nonpareils while it’s still sticky. You could also gently roll the trees in the sprinkles.
    10. Next create star shapes using the yellow fondant. To create one star, roll out a sphere a little less than half an inch in diameter. 
    11. Press down slightly in the center and as it flattens, pinch out 5 corners to give it the shape of a star.
    12. Press one star at the top of each rice cereal treat. Allow to set and enjoy!

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