These Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are the cutest holiday treats for Christmas parties and gatherings.
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect treat to make when you do not have a lot of time, but want to add a festive dessert to your table. The best part, is that you can make these in less than an hour!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Fun - These Christmas tree rice Krispie treats are perfect for the holiday season. They are a fun twist on classic Rice Krispie treats that will put anyone into the holiday spirit.
Simple This easy holiday treat is very easy to make. Perfect for a cookie exchange, holiday party or Christmas tea. A perfect way to celebrate the Christmas holiday.
Tasty This cute Christmas dessert is perfect holiday treat for kids of all ages. Most people love the taste of Rice Krispie treats.
Just a few simple ingredients are needed for this recipe. Refer to the recipe card for the measurements.
- Rice Krispie cereal - You can use a generic brand if you want.
- mini marshmallows - The mini ones melt quicker than large marshmallows
- room temperature butter
See recipe card for quantities.
The full recipe instructions for this copycat recipe are in the recipe card, below but here is a step by step overview.
Step one - Melt butter on medium-low heat then add in five and a half cups miniature marshmallows. Stir often until fully melted.
Step Two - Stir in rice Krispies until well incorporated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour out rice Krispie mixture onto the parchment paper. Press down with a spatula. Let dry 30 minutes.
Step three - Cut out rice Krispies with a tree cookie cutter. place on parchment paper.
Step four - Melt green candy melts as directed on the package but do this in a piping bag. Pipe around the edges of the trees.
Pipe across point to point of the Christmas trees. Add candies and repeat for all trees.
Let dry completely before serving.
Substitutions, Variations and Serving Suggestions
These are delicious treats as is, but you can elevate them a bit.
- Candy Cane - You can add crushed candy cane
- Christmas sprinkles - Add some Christmas themed sprinkles to the top of the trees if you wish.
- Green Trees - You can add a few drops of green food coloring to the rice mixture before cutting into trees.
- Tree Pops - You can add candy sticks to these Christmas trees. )
- Store leftovers in an airtight container.
These are best enjoyed soon after they are made. To save time in preparation, I recommend measuring the ingredients the day before and just mix together per directions. I find this really helps when I want to prepare as much as possible.
Yes, you can make these the day before you plan to serve them, but they are best enjoyed on the same day.
Yes absolutely. Place marshmallows in a large microwave-safe mixing bowl (with the melted butter) and heat at 50% power in 15 second intervals, stirring between cycles until marshmallows are completely melted.
Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats
- large mixing bowl
- Rubber Spatula
- parchment paper or wax paper
- baking dish
- large knife
- Christmas tree cookie cutter
- piping bag
- 6 cups rice krispie treats
- 5 ½ cups mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 bag green candy melts
- 1 container mini M&M's
- Prepare baking sheet by rubbing a small amount of butter or cookie spray on the base of the pan.
- Melt butter on low then add in five and a half cups miniature marshmallows. Stir often until fully melted.
- Stir in rice krispies into melted marshmallow mixture until well incorporated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour out cereal mixture onto the parchment paper. Press down with a spatula. Let dry 30 minutes.
- Cut out rice krispies with a tree cookie cutter. lace back on parchment paper.
- Melt green candy melts as directed on the package but do this in a piping bag. Pipe around the edges and across point to point of the Christmas tree.
I hope you enjoyed this easy treat recipe.
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