These Christmas rice krispie treats are an easy dessert to make! Perfect for the holidays, tasty, and easy enough for kids to help with.
I’m an advocate of playing with my food. And by that I mean, taking a basic recipe and turning into something fun: especially when it comes to the holidays!
We’re taking the basic krispy treat and making it work for our selfish holiday needs. Aren’t these trees darling?
They are no harder to make than your average rice krispy treats (so very easy) and you’ll have a delicious dessert in minutes.
Leave these out for Santa instead of cookies . . . I promise they’ll be gone in the morning!
Rice Krispie Christmas Trees
- 1 stick of salted butter
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
- Green food coloring
- 1/2 cup of Trix cereal
- Pam or other cooking spray
- Sharp knife
- 9 x 13 pan
1. Over a medium low flame in a pot, melt butter.
2. Once butter has fully melted, add in your mini marshmallows, and stir until they have melted thoroughly.
3. Pour melted marshmallows into a huge greased bowl (I used Pam). Add in 20 drops of green food coloring and mix well.
4. Add in the rice krispy cereal, and stir until well blended.
5. In a greased 9 x 13 pan, pour in rice krispy mixture and add Trix cereal pieces throughout to act as ornaments on the trees.
6. Allow to cool for 20 – 30 minutes in the fridge before cutting.
7. Cut in half lengthwise. Then cut into triangles. There will be two tiny odd shaped end pieces. Eat them. you deserve it!
- 1 stick butter
- 16 oz mini marshmallows, one bag
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 6 drops Green food coloring
- 1/2 cup Trix cereal
- Over a medium low flame in a pot, melt butter.
- Once butter has fully melted, add in your mini marshmallows and stir until they have melted thoroughly.
- Pour melted marshmallows into a huge greased bowl (I used Pam). Add in 20 drops of green food color and mix well.
- Add in the Rice Crispy cereal, and stir until well blended.
- In a greased 9 x 13 pan, pour in Rice Crispy mixture and add Trix cereal pieces throughout to act as ornaments on the trees.
- Allow to cool for 20 - 30 minutes in the fridge before cutting.
- Cut in half length wise. Then cut into triangles.
Serving Size:1 tree
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 43gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g
Wouldn’t these be perfect for a cookie exchange? I think so! Are you ready for Christmas? Let me know in the comments!
If you like these Christmas rice krispie treats, I think you’ll enjoy these other festive recipes as well: