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Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats – a Holiday Food Craft for the Kids

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  • Author: Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living


  • 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. (We used the Styrofoam mold in a box of Keebler Sugar Cones)
  • 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.

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