Rice Krispie Christmas Trees

30 Nov 2015

Rice Krispie Christmas Trees

Already thinking of holiday baking? These rice krispie Christmas trees are so easy to make, and so fun too!

Rice Krispie Christmas Trees


It's December tomorrow! Can you believe it? Where does the time go?? And why have I not taken advantage of all the Black Friday deals to buy presents for everyone?

But what I have been doing is baking for the holidays. Expect a whole bunch of cookie recipes in the next couple of weeks, but FIRST! Let's get the Christmas started with some Christmas-themed rice krispie treats!



Rice Krispie Christmas Trees


Since I started making Christmas themed rice krispie treats last year with my coal rice krispies, I nearly jumped at the chance of making these Christmas tree rice krispies when I saw them on Happy Go Lucky Blog for this holiday themed Secret Recipe Club assignment.

Kara, the mastermind behind Happy Go Lucky Blog, is very much like me. A teacher, a procrastinator and a night owl. We both love teaching, and have our blog as an extension of that love. If you want some great recipes or fun DIY projects, check out her blog! I am sure to be going back again to try my hand at some of her other recipes.


Rice Krispie Christmas Trees


These were so incredibly fun to make! I am sure making these with your kids would be a blast, because even me making them alone at 7:00 AM was one of the funnest things I have done all week.

Granted, my past week was basically just marking essays and final exams. But I'm sure anyone who tries making these will be in the Christmas spirit in no time!


Rice Krispie Christmas Trees


Rice Krispie Christmas Trees
printable recipe

What you'll need:

Rice Krispies:
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows (or 40 large marshmallows)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Icing:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 -3 Tablespoons water
  • green food coloring
+round colorful candies (smarties or m&ms)


Directions:
  1. Rice Krispies: In a large microwave safe bowl, heat the 3 tablespoons of butter and marshmallows on high for 2-3 minutes. Stir until completely melted.
  2. Add in the rice krispie cereal, and mix until the cereal is well coated.
  3. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Pour the rice krispie mixture into the baking pan, and press down. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Cut the rice kirspies into triangles.
  5. Icing: Mix together the icing ingredients until smooth. Spoon into a piping bag. Pipe the icing onto the rice krispies and decorate with the round candies.


Adapted from Happy Go Lucky Blog




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19 comments:

  1. Your Christmas trees look fabulous! I'm so glad you liked them and I love that we have so much in common:) Now I'm off to check out all your delicious recipes. Happy Monday!!

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  2. These cookie trees look absolutely gorgeous and must have been really fun to make them too.

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  3. Last year, I had a rice krispie decorating party with my son and his cousins. I cut out various holiday shapes and let them go at it with icing and sprinkles, etc. So much fun and amazing what they pile on and then eagerly eat. I love your Christmas trees! They look great on a stick. : ) Happy memories and eats, for sure!

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  4. These are ADORABLE! What a fun project to do and decorate with littles in the kitchen. :)

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  5. I have no clue where time has gone, but if you find it can you return it? lol. Seriously, I can't believe it will be 2016 soon! What the whaaa? Anyways, LOVING these rice krispie trees! SUCH a cute idea! My niece and nephew would swoon over these! Cheers, girlfriend!

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  6. They look so cute. Lovely and delicious :-)

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  7. These look fabulous! I am so hyped for the holiday season and these are an adorable way to celebrate :)

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  8. Unbelievable treats! Easy and so cute looking!

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  9. Oh these little tree are just adorable! I used to love making rice krispie treats with my grandma during the holidays!!

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  10. I'm so amazed it's December already! This year has just flown by! This is such a fun dish -- really creative. Thanks!

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  11. These look so fun and festive to give as gifts. What a great idea to put them on a stick too. Great SRC pick, Happy Holidays! Traci, BurntApple.com

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  12. These are a super cute holiday treat! I can't believe it's December already either....

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  13. I am having our annual Lunch with Santa party for all the great nieces and nephews soon and these will be a perfect addition to the buffet.

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  14. So cute! These are perfect for Christmas :)

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  15. These look gorgeous Cathleen! I need to get my paws on vegetarian marshmallows so I can make these :) x

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  16. So cute! I like them on the little sticks. Makes a great pop for the kids.

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  17. How cute! My son would love making these.

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  18. Rice Krispie Treats are one of my all time favorite desserts - it's not hard to please me! Love the festiveness of these trees. I imagine they were so fun to decorate.

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