Christmas Tree Rice Krispie TreatsOh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how ever yummy you are! Who ever said a Christmas tree could not taste as nice as it looks has never tried these trees. These Christmas rice krispie treats make a great center piece to you holiday table along with being a tasty dessert. If you are looking for more Christmas Tree Christmas Desserts check these out!
- Christmas Tree Marshmallow Pops
- Christmas Tree Cupcakes
- Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies
- Christmas Tree Oreos
- Ice cream cone Christmas trees
Making Rice Krispie Christmas TreesWhen you are shaping your Christmas trees you do not have to worry about them all being the same size. I love the look of different size trees. If your hands get a little sticky all you have to do is wet them a little with water and you can keep on shaping your Christmas trees.
Decorating Christmas Tree Rice Krispie TreatsThere are a two different ways to get the Christmas tree decorations to stick on these Christmas Rice Krispie treats. Use whichever way works best for you. The first way is using corn syrup. Put a little dot of corn syrup on the back of the decoration and then stick it on the rice krispie tree. The second way is to use homemade frosting and put a small dot of it using a piping bag on the candies you are using to decorate them with. I personally use either chocolate buttercream or vanilla buttercream when I am using frosting. You can also decorate the rice krispie with lines of buttercream to look like garland on the tree and stick the candy pieces on it to hold the decorations in place.
Tips for Making Rice Krispie TreatsPrevent Sticking. When you are making these line your baking dish with greased parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper on hand make sure you grease your baking dish well. I use nonstick baking spray to grease my baking dishes and parchment paper. Do not pack rice krispie treats mixture in to the pan. To achieve soft, and chewy while being crispy marshmallow rice krispie treats you want to be gentle when pressing the mixture into your baking pan. Use a silicone spatula. I find it best to use a silicone spatula or spoon and spray it generously with non stick spray. Then I gently spread with out pushing down hard, the cereal and marshmallow mixture into my baking dish. This gives the perfect rice krispie treats with out them being hard.
Rice Krispie Christmas Trees Ingredients
- 6 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 10.5 oz Marshmallows
- Green Food Coloring
- Corn Syrup
- 12 Miniature Reese’s Cups
- 1/3 cup M&M Minis
- 12 Candy Stars
How to Make Rice Krispie Christmas TreesMelt the butter and the marshmallows in a large pot over low heat. Once the marshmallows are all melted stir the green food coloring until you get a dark green color. Stir in the rice krispies. Take about 1/4 cup of the mix and shape it into a cone shape. If it sticks to you hands just slightly wet them with water. Dot a little bit of the corn syrup on the top of the peanut butter cup and stick it on the bottom of the tree. Dot the back of the m&m’s with corn syrup and stick them to the tree. Place a star into the top of the tree.
Rice Krispie Christmas Trees
- Melt the butter and the marshmallows in a large pot over low heat.
- Once the marshmallows are all melted stir the green food coloring until you get a dark green color.
- Then Stir in the rice krispies. Stir until the marshmallow mixture is coating all of the rice krispies.
- Take about 1/4 cup of the mix and shape it into a cone shape. If it sticks to you hands just slightly wet them.
- Dot a little bit of the corn syrup on the top of the peanut butter cup and stick it on the bottom of the tree.
- Use the M&Ms to decorate the tree. Place a star into the top of each tree.
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