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These Christmas tree rice krispies are super fun and cute to make! You can really use any candy you want as ornaments. I like having the kiddos help me with these because they really can’t mess up. These are great for parties, bake sales or just a fun treat for the kiddos on Christmas. Enjoy!
You may also love our other Christmas recipes like our Brownie Bite Santa Hats, our Marshmallow Treat Wreath, our Grinch Crinkle Cookie Recipe, our Grinch Kabobs Recipe and our Peppermint Kiss Cookies.
Krispie Treat Christmas Trees
- 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.
- 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.
Tom saysNovember 2, 2014 at 12:22 am
Going to try these to take to work.
Thanks for this recipe
Diane Caissie saysNovember 4, 2021 at 12:52 pm
Looks like alot of fun to make and can’t wait to try them. I will use a sugar cone to make my tree and then do the rest like she says!
Bec saysNovember 15, 2014 at 1:41 am
Can you go into more detail on how to form the mixture into cones? Thanks.
Barb saysNovember 24, 2014 at 2:11 pm
Just butter up your hands and shape a cone
Deanne Hanson saysNovember 17, 2014 at 7:36 am
i would like to know how to shape them.
Diane Traviss saysNovember 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm
How do you form the tree?
Pauline jewitt saysNovember 19, 2014 at 11:33 pm
No 17 Place a Reese’s upside down on pan. Pipe icing on it and place tree on top.
WHAT IS A REESE?!! Thank you
Traci saysNovember 23, 2014 at 7:56 am
Reese’s peanut butter cup – a miniature variety I would guess
Janet Pesaturo saysNovember 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm
I love this idea, and will be using it to make the trees for our gingerbread house this year! Usually we make green icing for the tree, but this is much cuter! Pinned, and will definitely be using!! Found on Motivation Monday – thanks for sharing.
Nikki saysDecember 1, 2014 at 6:58 am
Super cute idea for krispies! Going to try these at home for my son who LOVES them. 🙂
Jane Altemen saysDecember 2, 2014 at 4:08 am
Thanks for sharing. I might try the metal cones I have for making pastry horns.
Stephanie saysDecember 2, 2014 at 7:13 am
These are really cute! My mother-in-law made rice krispie treat pumpkins for Halloween and was hoping to do trees for Christmas. I’m going to be sharing this post with her!
Shannon saysDecember 3, 2014 at 12:33 am
How many trees would you say this recipe makes? I want to make these as quick holiday presents for friends and acquaintances. This plus a heartfelt card seems like a fantastic (and frugal) way to share holiday cheer! Thanks for sharing.
Tanya saysDecember 8, 2014 at 7:01 pm
I was wondering the same. Approximately how many trees will one batch make?
bianca saysDecember 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Well it says 12 stars which are used as toppers so obviously 12
Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt saysDecember 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm
Oh my gosh, these are seriously adorable!!! And they look so delicious. Visiting from the Weekend Wind Down Link Party!
Miz Helen saysDecember 6, 2014 at 10:54 am
What a great Krispie Treat Christmas Tree! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
vicki saysDecember 6, 2014 at 11:45 am
Where can you buy the candy stars? I’ve never seen any
Amy saysDecember 7, 2014 at 2:13 pm
I believe that they are star sprinkles!
jennifer curti saysDecember 15, 2014 at 11:33 am
Does anyone else know what the stars are? I have never seen star sprinkles.
Amy saysDecember 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm
Hi! I wanted to make these for my speech team, so I was wondering how many servings does this recipe make?
Julie saysDecember 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm
I have put this in a post tomorrow and used your photo and linked it back to you. I hope this is ok. If not let me know and I will take it down. Thanks Julie
Madison saysDecember 23, 2014 at 9:38 am
What do you mean by “cut” the cone shape in the directions?
Chris saysDecember 24, 2014 at 1:25 pm
Trees are easy to make and kids had fun making them. Though the “garland came out runny and didn’t stick well to the Reese’s either. Not sure where I when wrong there but it was quite runny.
Hallie saysNovember 14, 2015 at 10:53 am
I was also wondering where to find the stars on top of the tree
Pauline saysDecember 2, 2015 at 11:01 pm
do you put the Rice Krispies on the foam to help shape the trees ? I’m sorry a bit confused on how to shape them