Rice Krispies are a timeless holiday treat! Make this classic marshmallow treat extra festive by topping it off with festive M&Ms and decorative sprinkles!
Keep these treats from hardening by melting the butter and marshmallows slowly; high temperatures could result in rock hard cereal bars!
1. No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats
If you love Christmas cookies, you’ll adore these no bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats. Perfect for parties, potlucks, bake sales and cookie platters alike – their easy assembly looks adorable on any platter.
Kids will have great fun decorating these tasty treats! Plus, this activity is an effective way to engage them with cooking activities.
To make them, you will need a non-stick 9”x13” baking dish, large spoon or silicone spatula, butter, green candy melts and a cookie cutter. Start by mixing melted marshmallows and butter in a microwave safe bowl until thoroughly mixed together before pouring them onto your baking dish.
After adding several drops of green food coloring, stir until your mixture turns into a vibrant shade of green.
Once all your ingredients have been completely combined, add rice krispies cereal. Use a large spoon or silicone spatula to mix until all the cereal is covered by marshmallow cream (photo 4).
Gently press down on the mixture to spread it out evenly. As melted marshmallows can be very sticky, be sure to coat your spoon and hands with some non-stick cooking spray to make the task easier.
Once removed from the oven, allow your treats to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting them into Christmas tree shapes using your cookie cutter shaped like one. Grease each cut with butter between slices so it slices cleanly through each treat!
Once your treats have been cut, use red and green M&M’s to decorate them as Christmas trees! Personally, my favourite candies for this project are Reese’s Pieces or pretzel sticks; you could also try using one or all three!
These Rice Krispie Christmas tree treats are great holiday fun to make with kids! Great for parties, school events and potlucks!
2. No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats with Candy
If your children love Rice Krispie Treats, these Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats offer a creative twist! Quick and simple to create, these festive sweets make an adorable dessert platter addition.
Make these adorable marshmallow tree treats using just a few simple ingredients and have loads of fun with kids helping out! They make great treats!
In order to create Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats, you will require: a baking pan or nonstick baking sheet, silicone spatula/large spoon and green candy melts for decorating & topping your treats!
Start by melting butter over low heat in a large pot. When that’s complete, stir in marshmallows until fully melted; once this step has completed, stir in cereal to coat all its surfaces with marshmallow goodness.
Once all the ingredients have been combined and combined, spread it out in your pan to cool and harden before cutting into Christmas tree-shaped bars. While they can be stored for a few days in an airtight container, for best results it is best consumed immediately.
If you want to add extra decorations, I suggest red and green M&Ms, peanut butter cups and Reese’s Pieces as decoration options. Star sprinkles may also come in handy!
Before pressing treats with a cookie cutter into the tree shape, grease it lightly with butter before placing them inside of it and pressing. Once all treats have been pressed down by the cutter, remove them and place on parchment paper so they do not stick to your countertop or table.
3. No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate
If you love chocolate-covered treats and want an easy Christmas recipe, No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate are perfect. Making these no-bake treats only takes minutes and they look adorable displayed on a platter!
This festive recipe will delight the whole family! Additionally, it makes an excellent addition to holiday parties, potlucks or cookie trays.
Rice Krispie Treats decorated in the shape of Christmas trees can make an irresistible holiday treat! Simply melt together butter, marshmallows and green candy melts before spreading in an ovenproof baking dish for it to set and harden before cutting into festive tree-shaped cereal bars.
When making rice krispies, be sure to use nonstick cooking spray and grease your hands liberally as this helps avoid marshmallow mixture from sticking to either your spoon or hands when moving the cereal to the pan. This ensures a successful outcome!
Make No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats festive by decorating them with white frosting, candy melts and festive sprinkles from craft stores or online. You’ll find all kinds of holiday sprinkles online as well.
If you prefer something simpler than frosting or candy melts, powdered sugar and milk make an easy icing that you can pipe on each tree before topping with festive sprinkles for an adorable and festive treat.
Decorating these Christmas tree-shaped rice krispie bars requires using a Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter and pressing them into the mixture. After this step is completed, a few drops of green candy melts can be drizzled onto each tree to add festive details and complete its festive appearance.
4. No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats with Peanut Butter
Rice Krispies Christmas Trees are the perfect holiday treat, thanks to a quick and easy no-bake recipe that kids will love making with you! Store at room temperature until ready for consumption; and are an enjoyable addition to any celebration! They make a fun family activity.
To create these tree shaped treats, start by melting butter and marshmallows together over low heat, until combined. Next add rice cereal until everything has been evenly covered with both marshmallows and cereal – this should take no more than 3-5 minutes.
Once all ingredients have been combined, remove from heat and allow to cool for approximately five minutes before shaping 1/3 to 1/2 cups of the mixture into cones using your hands or molds, pressing down hard so they adhere together securely. Decorate them using green icing and sprinkles to resemble trees.
Add an extra festive touch by using red and green M&Ms instead of regular sprinkles; or decorate with crushed candy cane pieces or white frosting!
Green candy melts can also be used to craft the tree trunks on these delectable no bake treats! These can be found at craft stores and online.
Once the rice krispies have set, you can cut into triangles using a knife. From there, use any excess cereal to form balls for treats or use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to forcefully press into slightly hardened rice krispies.
5. No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats with Peanut Butter and Chocolate
These No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats are quick and easy to make. A fun variation on classic marshmallowy rice krispie treats, they make the perfect festive party food or school event treat! Try making them together with your kids!
Begin by melting butter over low heat in a large saucepan and adding marshmallows, stirring to fully incorporate and melt all ingredients. Next, stir in peanut butter until fully mixed, before taking care to coat all of the cereal evenly with it before taking it off the heat and serving!
Next, use nonstick cooking spray-coated hands to mold the mixture into trees. Next, place Reeses pieces beneath each tree before decorating with festive sprinkles! Finally, enjoy your festive tree!
These No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats with Peanut Butter and Chocolate can be customized to your preference using a wide range of toppings – they look cute while tasting amazing!
These No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats can be easily made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container – perfect for holiday parties, school events, or just you! Enjoy!
No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats are delicious, simple to create and versatile in terms of ingredients used – particularly peanut butter which provides them with a creamy, luxurious texture that makes these treats irresistibly irresistible!
No Bake Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats can also be coated in chocolate for extra fun and flavor! I find an electric candy melter convenient for melting my candy quickly so it stays warm while being easy to dip each ball individually.