Rice Krispy Christmas Tree Treats

Last updated on February 9th, 2024 at 11:52 am

Rice Krispy Treats in triangle shapes like Christmas trees, decorated and with a pretzel stick for a trunk.

It’s almost Christmas time, what do you have planned with the kids? 

I can’t wait until it’s time to wind down for the holidays and think of some fun, easy things you can do at home while the kids are off school together.

Christmas Baking With Kids

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is bake in the kitchen when they are off school. They love helping me measure out ingredients and decorate the final treats when they are ready before testing them out. I thought it would be lovely to make some Rice Krispy Christmas Trees. It’s one of the few treats my son can eat due to allergies so I knew it would be safe and fun for us all to make them and festive too. After all, it’s for the holidays. 

Check out more of my best recipes for Christmas for ideas for what to cook in December

Simple Rice Krispy Christmas Tree Treats

This recipe for rice krispy treats, like all my recipes is super easy, fun and cheap to make. I get most ingredients at our local Tesco store but for items like the triangle cookie cutter, straight pretzels or cake pop sticks depending on what you want to use for your version, I got from Amazon UK super cheap. 

Get The Kids To Help

The kids love attempting to draw with frosting and actually are getting pretty good at it with all the practice from our sugar cookie decorating fest we do each year. Of course, who doesn’t like doing the sprinkles too. Can you see a pattern on some tree baubles? You can bet my son did those! Loves a good pattern in line. 

Rice Krispy Treats Christmas Trees with pretzel trunks and 2 large Christmas baubles next to them
Rice Krispy Treats Christmas Trees with pretzel trunks
Rice Krispy Treats Christmas Trees with pretzel trunks lines up, with 2 glittery green baubles next to them
Rice Krispy Treats Christmas Trees with pretzel trunks lines up in a triangle shape like a Chirstmas tree

Rice Krispy Christmas Trees

a fun holiday treat for the kids
Author Let’s Talk Mommy

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package 10 oz JET-PUFFED Marshmallows or 4 cups Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
  • Green and White Frosting
  • Multi-colored chocolate colored sprinkles
  • Straight pretzels buy amazon uk or use cake pop sticks

Instructions

  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat
  2. Add marshmallows and stir until melted, remove from heat
  3. Add cereal and stir until coated
  4. Using buttered spatula evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool and cut using a triangle cookie cutter
  5. Outline triangle in green frosting and two green swirl lines inside triangle as shown
  6. Use white frosting for three straight lines and immediately add sprinkles for baubles as shown
  7. Place a yellow sprinkle bean at the top for the star
  8. Insert straight pretzel or cake pop stick in bottom for the tree trunk

Recipe Notes

Eat within two days and store in air tight container.

Rice Krispy Treats Christmas Trees with pretzel trunks
Rice Krispy Treats Christmas Trees with pretzel trunks with 3 glittery green Christmas baubles

Edible Christmas Gifts

These rice krispy Christmas trees make cute little gifts for the kids to give to their friends. They can wrap each on in some cellophane and tie it with a green or red ribbon before handing it over. They are lovely favours to give at the end of a Christmas party for kids, or lay them out instead of cookies for Santa.

Check out my ultimate guide for buying Christmas presents for tips to make shopping easier

Storing Rice Krispy Treats

In order to keep your home made rice krispy treats at their best they should be stored in an air tight container and eaten with 2 days. Luckily they’re so easy to make, so when you need more you can just cook up another batch!

So what will you do this holiday break with your kids? Do you have anything planned? How about some favorite holiday baking you do with the kids, I would love to know what you are cooking up a storm in the kitchen with them this year? Comment below and do tag me on social media @letstalkmommy on instagram, twitter, facebook, or pinterest if you try my recipe out. I love resharing your version of my recipes too.

Don’t have time now to make this fun recipe, pin the image below for later! 

Rice Krispy Treats Christmas Trees recipe for kids

You can find more family fun recipes to do with the kids in my recipe section on this blog. I love making recipes but I also am a very busy mom and like to make them easy, fast and friendly for the whole family to love. I would love to hear what you think of them, if you try one out. Shout out! 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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5 thoughts on “Rice Krispy Christmas Tree Treats”

  1. Brilliant idea!!! I’m going to be making valentine version of these for sure this year. Keep your eye out ; )

    Thanks for sharing xxx

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  2. Jenny these look great! Shame it’s now gone Christmas so I don’t have a good excuse to make them 😉 Did your kids really do the icing? It’s amazing! xx

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