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Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

It’s that time of year again! Time to get out the Christmas decorations and start thinking about what delicious treats you’re going to make for your holiday parties. If you’re looking for a festive and easy-to-make dessert, look no further than our Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treat Recipe. In just a few simple steps, you can have a beautiful (and tasty) treat that will be the hit of any holiday gathering.

Rice Krispie Treats made in Christmas Tree form and decorated

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Recipe for Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients 

How To Make Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Measure out and prep ingredients
  2. Prep a a buttered baking sheet, by lathering stick butter over the bottoms and sides
  3. Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan or pot.
  4. Once melted, add the marshmallows.
  5. Stir until fully melted
  6. In a bowl with the rice krispie cereal, add the melted marshmallow mixture into it
  7. Fold the mixture together until completely coated.
  8. Take the bowl and pour the crispy rice mixture onto the butter baking sheet
  9. Butter your clean hands and form the rice krispies into the baking sheet.
  10. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  11. Take out and use the tree cookie cutter to forcefully press into the slightly hardened rice krispies.
  12. Separate the tree krispie rice treats from the excess and place on parchment paper.
  13. Form the excess krispies back into the pan to cut out more trees or use hands to form rice krispie balls to enjoy on your own or give to the kids that may be lingering around 🙂
  14. Melt the green melting chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals until totally melted
  15. Transfer into a piping bag or ziploc bag then snip a hole at the end.
  16. Horizontally drizzle each tree rice krispie treat with the green white chocolate and top with red, green, and white sprinkles.
  17. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden and enjoy!
Rice Krispie Treats made in Christmas Tree form and decorated

How To Store Easy Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

These treats are super simple to store.  Place them in an airtight container.  If you need to layer them. Place a piece of parchment paper between the layers.  This will keep the bottoms clean for your hands.

Variations To Rice Crispy Treats:

  • Add different types of cooking chips: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips,Butterscotch Chips, Peanut Butter Chips
  • Sprinkles add all the sprinkles as you have placed into container to start the hardening process.

Why Are My Rice Krispie Treats Hard?

The heat you are using to cook them is most likely to blame. At all times, keep the heat below medium-low. When the marshmallows cool, they will become tough if they are subjected to excessive heat.

Rice Krispie Treats made in Christmas Tree form and decorated

Why Do My Rice Krispie Treats Fall Apart?

They probably aren’t quite ready to eat yet! You’ll need to allow the rice krispie treats from this recipe some time to harden up before you can cut them into neat squares. You can assist them solidify by putting them in the refrigerator or freezer to hasten the process.

What You Might Need To Make This Recipe:

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So, if you are looking for a fun and easy Christmas dessert recipe, be sure to try our Rice Krispie Treat version of the Christmas tree! 

It is simple to make and everyone will love it. 

We would love to see your creations – post a picture of them on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram (@thewoodenspooneffect). 

Merry Christmas and happy baking!

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Rice Krispie Treats made in Christmas Tree form and decorated

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Yield: 15 trees
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rest Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Time to get out the Christmas decorations and start thinking about what delicious treats you're going to make for your holiday parties.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12 oz. jumbo marshmallows
  • 6 cups cripsy rice cereal
  • 1 cup green melting chips
  • Red, green, white sprinkles
  • Extra butter for baking sheet

Instructions

  1. Measure out and prep ingredients
  2. Prep a a buttered baking sheet, by lathering stick butter over the bottoms and sides
  3. Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan or pot.
  4. Once melted, add the marshmallows.
  5. Stir until fully melted
  6. In a bowl with the rice krispie cereal, add the melted marshmallow mixture into it
  7. Fold the mixture together until completely coated.
  8. Take the bowl and pour the crispy rice mixture onto the butter baking sheet
  9. Butter your clean hands and form the rice krispies into the baking sheet.
  10. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  11. Take out and use the tree cookie cutter to forcefully press into the slightly hardened rice krispies.
  12. Separate the tree krispie rice treats from the excess and place on parchment paper.
  13. Form the excess krispies back into the pan to cut out more trees or use hands to form rice krispie balls to enjoy on your own or give to the kids that may be lingering around 🙂
  14. Melt the green melting chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals until totally melted
  15. Transfer into a piping bag or ziploc bag then snip a hole at the end.
  16. Horizontally drizzle each tree rice krispie treat with the green white chocolate and top with red, green, and white sprinkles.
  17. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 10mgSodium 127mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 0gSugar 14gProtein 1g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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Beth

Monday 21st of November 2022

LOVE no bake recipes like this, Michelle! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Creatively, Beth

Michelle

Monday 21st of November 2022

Thank you!

Beth

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

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