Rice Krispies® Christmas Trees

Rice Krispies® Christmas Trees Rice Krispies® Christmas trees are a fun activity for the kids during the holidays using the traditional Rice Krispies® recipe and decorated with your favorite candies.


Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 20 mins

    SERVING : 14

    YIELD : 14 Christmas trees

  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir continually until completely melted and smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Add food coloring, 3 to 4 drops at a time, until you reach the desired color. Stir until color is uniform. Remove from heat and add crispy rice cereal. Stir with a buttered spatula until cereal is completely coated and evenly green.

  • Pour cereal mixture into the prepared baking pan and press in firmly. Add sprinkles to the top and press in. Allow to cool and set, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Cut cereal mixture in the pan in half lengthwise to create 2 sections. Cut each section into approximately 6 or 7 small triangle tree shapes and transfer them to a plate. Carefully twist 1 pretzel stick into the base of each triangle as a “trunk;” if the triangle shape separates, squeeze it back together.

  • Pipe frosting onto triangles as garland and top each with a candy star.

Per Serving: 321 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 62.8g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 6.5mg; sodium 1051.5mg. If you prefer, you can use your favorite Christmas tree cookie cutter instead of cutting into triangles.