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Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats 

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats 

Find out how to make these festive holiday treats using delicious rice krispies and a few other ingredients. These Christmas tree rice krispie treats are the perfect way to spread some holiday cheer!

Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Christmas? Look no further than these amazing Rice Krispie Christmas Trees.

The great thing about these little trees uses a classic rice krispie treat recipe to make these crispy treats.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

What better way to spread holiday cheer than with a rice krispie christmas tree? This easy-to-follow dessert recipe will have you whipping up a batch of these festive treats in no time. These Christmas desserts are the perfect treat for this time of the year that the entire family will enjoy.

These Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats are so much fun to make and are an easy holiday treat, perfect for the holiday season.

Kids of all ages will enjoy these delicious trees for an afternoon snack, a festive treat for school events or school lunches, right alongside a cute Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Reindeer! Or if you are looking for more ideas, check out all of these Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Recipes!

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

How to Make Rice Krispies Christmas Trees

Full List of Ingredients 

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

Directions: 

Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by spraying with nonstick spray.

In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat.

Stir in the vanilla extract.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

Add in the marshmallows and stir continuously until they have melted. 

Add 4 drops of green food coloring and stir in well.

Stir in the rice krispie cereal until coated with the marshmallow mixture.

Spoon the cereal mixture into the prepared baking dish and gently press down with a large spoon to spread the mixture.

Sprinkle the nonpareils evenly over the top and press down with firm pressure so they will stick to the mixture.

Allow the rice krispie mixture to cool for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Using a spatula gently loosen the edges of the treats. Turn the dish over onto a clean cutting board. Use a large knife to trim the edges so they are straight. Set aside the trimmed pieces.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

Cut the block of treats down the middle the long way. This will split the treats into two pieces.

Cut each section on an angle to form triangle shaped pieces for the Christmas tree shape.

Place the white chocolate melts into a microwave safe container. Follow the directions for your brand of white chocolate melts. If they do not have directions, then microwave for 1 minute at 50% power or on the defrost setting. Stir well. If not melted place in microwave for 30 second intervals and stir again.

Dip the end of the pretzel stick (about ½ to ¾ of an inch) into the white chocolate and gently insert into the flat bottom section of each triangle shaped krispie treat to create the bottom of the tree.

To make white chocolate drizzle:

Begin by creating a piping bag. Place a sandwich bag, corner first, into a mug or cup. Fold the edges over the mug or cup. Open the bag as much as possible to make spooning in the melted chocolate easier.

Spoon the melted white chocolate into the bag. 

Remove the bag from the cup and squeeze all the chocolate into one corner of the bag. Squeeze out the excess air and twist the bag.

Cut the tip of the bag off. You will want to cut a small amount, about 1/8 to ¼ of an inch off. This is to allow a thin drizzle of chocolate to come out to give the appearance of garland on the tree.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

Slowly squeeze the bag to allow the melted chocolate to come out. Pipe chocolate back and forth over the tree to resemble garland that has been placed around the tree.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

Place trees on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes to help the chocolate quickly set up.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

Serve and enjoy!

How do I keep the mixture from sticking to my hands?

The marshmallow coated rice krispies are very sticky. To help keep them from sticking to your hands when pressing them into the baking dish coat your fingers with a small amount of oil, butter or even nonstick spray. 

I’m having a hard time inserting the pretzel sticks. Is there a way to keep them from breaking?

Yes! I’ve tried this recipe with a variety of sizes of pretzel sticks. If your pretzel sticks are on the thinner side they make break when inserting them into the treat.

You can use a toothpick or even a thin wood skewer to poke a hole into the treat. I inserted a toothpick about 1 inch into the treat to prep a hole for the pretzel stick. Don’t worry about the hole being too wide. The melted chocolate will help hold the pretzel stick in place once it firms up again.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

How to Store Christmas Rice Krispie Treats 

Store your rice krispie treats in an even layer in an airtight container for 3-5 days. 

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats
Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Find out how to make these festive holiday treats using delicious rice krispies and a few other ingredients. These Christmas tree rice krispie treats are the perfect way to spread some holiday cheer!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter, salted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Pretzel sticks
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate melts
  • 2 tablespoons Nonpareil sprinkles
  • Plastic sandwich bag
  • Nonstick spray

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by spraying with nonstick spray
  2. In a large pot melt the butter over low heat.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Add in the marshmallows and stir continuously until they have melted. 
  5. Add several drops (4-5) of green food coloring and stir in well.
  6. Stir in the rice krispie cereal until coated with the marshmallow cream.
  7. Spoon the coated rice krispies into the prepared baking dish and gently press down to spread the mixture.
  8. Sprinkle the nonpareils evenly over the top and press down gently so they will stick to the mixture.
  9. Allow the rice krispie mixture to cool for 30 minutes. 
  10. Using a spatula gently loosen the edges of the treats. Turn the dish over onto a clean cutting board. Use a large knife to trim the edges so they are straight. Set aside the trimmed pieces.
  11. Cut the block of treats down the middle the long way. This will split the treats into two pieces.
  12. Cut each section on an angle to form triangle shaped pieces. 
  13. Place the white chocolate melts into a microwave safe container. Follow the directions for your brand of white chocolate melts. If they do not have directions, then microwave for 1 minute at 50% power or on the defrost setting. Stir well. If not melted place in microwave for 30 seconds and stir again.
  14. Dip the end of the pretzel stick , about ½ to ¾ of an inch) into the white chocolate and gently insert into the flat bottom section of each triangle shaped krispie treat. 

To make white chocolate drizzle:

  1. Begin by creating a piping bag. Place a sandwich bag, corner first, into a mug or cup. Fold the edges over the mug or cup. Open the bag as much as possible to make spooning in the melted chocolate easier.
  2. Spoon the melted white chocolate into the bag. 
  3. Remove the bag from the cup and squeeze all the chocolate into one corner of the bag. Squeeze out the excess air and twist the bag.
  4. Cut the tip of the bag off. You will want to cut a small amount, about 1/8 to ¼ of an inch off. This is to allow a thin drizzle of chocolate to come out to give the appearance of garland on the tree.
  5. Slowly squeeze the bag to allow the melted chocolate to come out. Drizzle the melted chocolate back and forth over the tree to resemble garland that has been placed around the tree.
  6. Place the pan in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes to help the chocolate quickly set up.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

How do I keep the mixture from sticking to my hands?

The marshmallow coated rice krispies are very sticky. To help keep them from sticking to your hands when pressing them into the baking dish coat your fingers with a small amount of oil, butter or even nonstick spray. 

I’m having a hard time inserting the pretzel sticks. Is there a way to keep them from breaking?

Yes! I’ve tried this recipe with a variety of sizes of pretzel sticks. If your pretzel sticks are on the thinner side they make break when inserting them into the treat. You can use a toothpick or even a thin wood skewer to poke a hole into the treat. I inserted a toothpick about 1 inch into the treat to prep a hole for the pretzel stick. Don’t worry about the hole being too wide. The melted chocolate will help hold the pretzel stick in place once it firms up again.

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