These super fun and super easy Krispie Treat Christmas Trees make for the perfect treat. Krispie treats are so tasty and make for a cute classroom, office, or holiday party treat.
Krispie Treat Christmas Trees
If you follow my blog much, you are aware that my entire family adores Krispie Treats. I make plain Krispie treats what seems like constantly for school lunches. At Halloween, we make Pumpkin Krispie Treats. During Easter, we make Krispie Treat Bunnies and Krispie Treat Carrots.
At Christmas, we have made Krispie Treat Wreaths and then last year, we made these super adorable Krispie Treat Christmas Treats. We served them up on the kiddos dessert table at one of our Christmas parties. Of course everyone was requesting the how to on them. Our trees were so adorable and such a hit, we plan to make them again this year.
To make your own Krispie Treat Christmas Trees, you will need Rice Krispie Cereal, marshmallows, butter, some Reese’s Miniatures (for the trunks), and some candies for decorating. If you would like “garland” strings, you will need standard ingredients for icing. To achieve a tree shape, you can form them by hand but I know that could be difficult because the krispie treat sets up quite quickly. I used a foam insert that is included with our ice cream sugar cones. it was PERFECT for achieving a Christmas Tree shape.
6 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
3 tbsp Butter
10.5 oz Marshmallows
Green Food Coloring
12 Miniature Reese’s Cups
1/3 cup M&M Minis
12 Candy Stars
3 cup Powdered Sugar
3 tbsp Milk
3 tbsp Corn Syrup
To help in forming the cone shape, I took the foam that comes in a waffle cone pack to protect the cones and cut it to make a form to help shape the trees.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Add enough food coloring to make mixture dark green (it will lighten when cereal is added).
Remove from heat.
Add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
Allow to set about 4 minutes.
Butter a your hands and form mixture into cone shapes or place into the foam insert to shape.
Place cones onto prepared pan.
Allow to cool and firm up for several hours.
Mix powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup in a bowl until smooth.
Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag to pipe onto cookies.
Pipe like a garland around each tree.
Space M&M minis like ornaments onto the garland.
Pipe a dab of icing on top of tree to act as glue and attach star.
Place a Reese’s upside down on pan. Pipe icing on it and place tree on top.
Allow to set before serving.
Do you have a favorite holiday Krispie Treat? These trees are perfect for allowing the kiddos to decorate. Plus… they are super tasty.
Looking for other Christmas desserts? Be sure to see these other great recipes that I have shared…