Krispie Treat Christmas Tree

Krispie Treat Christmas Tree

This Krispie Treat Christmas Tree is the easiest and most festive dessert you’ll make all season!

I love this time of year.  I kinda hate the cold weather, but if there’s ever an acceptable time for cold, the holidays are it.

Honestly, who doesn’t love a season where eating vast amounts of cookies is not only acceptable, but encouraged…a season where sequined clothes and glittery make-up are called “festive”, not tacky…and a season where you can wear sweatpants and actually have a reason for it?  *Ahem* The reason being because it’s cold outside, not because you have consumed 7 dozen cookies this week, thank you very much.

And let’s talk about the mail this time of year…overall the mailman tends to get a bad rap, but THIS month I anticipate his arrival.  All month long he comes bearing fun holiday cards and online purchases…it’s kinda like Christmas everyday!

I try to soak in every minute of December because once January 1 rolls around I am living in the land of endless winter, no sparkly lights, credit card debt and unfulfilled resolutions.  Not cool, January, not cool at all.

Plus, all the cookies seem to disappear in January, which really puts a damper on my spirits.  You know everyone is “dieting” and “eating healthy”.  Blech.

So yeah, I plan on living it up this month.  You can pretty much find me on any given day wearing sequined sweats, glittery make-up and stuffing cookies in my face by the dozen.  I’m cute.


Now in my endless efforts to impress you but still be a lazy slouch, I made a cute treat that will take you just a few minutes to prepare.

I realized I hadn’t had an encounter with my marshmallow mistress in a while, so I decided that it was time for another installment of Shelly’s obsession with Krispie Treats.

These are green and look like a Christmas Tree.  The end.


Use a basic rice krispie treat recipe but when your marshmallows are about half way melted add in some green food coloring.  You want to get a nice deep green color.  I added in about 1/4 teaspoon of green gel food coloring, but adjust to your desired color…the amount you use also depends on the type and brand of food coloring, so just eyeball it…

Continue stirring until all the marshmallows are melted and the color is distributed evenly.

Stir in your krispie cereal…

And then press into your prepared pan…

Let the krispie treats cool for about 15 minutes until you are ready to assemble your “tree”.

Cut into evenly sized squares, I recommend 1 1/2- 2 inch squares.

Arrange your squares on a plate in the shape that you would like your tree.  I opted for a square based tree, but you could certainly make your tree round.

Just continue stacking the treats on top of each other until you run out of treats.  I cut my last treat into a triangle shape for the top and made a star out of Laffy Taffy. I decorated the rest of the tree with some mini M&Ms, but use your imagination!

Krispie Treat Christmas Tree…

Such a cute and easy way to display your krispie treats!

Now excuse me while I go buy more sequins.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
December 8, 2011 5:42 pm

This is so fun! Love this.

bridget {bake at 350}
December 8, 2011 5:44 pm

Shelly…I just love your posts…you are so funny. And I find myself nodding along with every sentence! 🙂

This rice krispie tree is ADORABLE!!! I’m thinking….school party? Hello? Supermom!

December 8, 2011 5:48 pm

I love this kind of year much baking to be done! I love your tree…I’ve heard of Krispie Treats on pretty much every American bake show but never knew what they are. Thank you!

December 8, 2011 6:00 pm

This is adorable!!!!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
December 8, 2011 6:07 pm

I love RKTreats. And the green trees…too cute!

December 8, 2011 6:34 pm

You are so right on the money. I’m right there with you soaking up all the glitter and sequins.

I LOVE Rice Krispy treats in any shape or form. Your Krispy tree makes me very happy.

December 8, 2011 7:19 pm

You are my hero.

The End.

December 8, 2011 7:52 pm

so cute!! i love it. soon as i saw it, i got a big old smile. makes me think of being a kid again. (:

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
December 8, 2011 9:00 pm

How cute!

December 8, 2011 9:34 pm

I think we should all leave up our sparkly likes and keep on baking ever anon. For morale. At least until May (which is when it starts to get warm here in the northeast).

This tree is so cute! Can we hang ornaments on it?? (Edible ornaments of course. Like mint chocolate M&M’s. I’m addicted.)

Valerie @ From Valerie
December 8, 2011 9:45 pm

Super cute, bright, and cheerful 🙂 Love it!

December 8, 2011 9:55 pm

Total Cuteness!!!!

December 8, 2011 10:12 pm


Heather (Heather
December 8, 2011 10:19 pm

so cute! i love the M&M ornaments – just the perfect size!

December 8, 2011 11:25 pm

Shelly, I agree with you, blech for January, and hooray for December~the month for Christmas and my birthday!
I love your tree! How clever you are, and GREAT photos too!

Ange @ EveryDay Desserts
December 8, 2011 11:26 pm

Aww … so cute! I love this ! 🙂

Words Of Deliciousness
December 8, 2011 11:59 pm

What a cute idea for Christmas. Love the M&M decorations.

kang li
December 9, 2011 3:52 am

You have just convinced me that this can indeed be done perfectly okay! I was planning to do it as part of a programme I’m organising for kiddos.. 🙂 thanks!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
December 9, 2011 6:07 am

I just love the excuse to make green rice krispie treats! How fun!

December 9, 2011 7:47 am

cute!!! love the m&m’s!

Elaine White/Spencer
December 9, 2011 10:32 am

Hi,this is a gotta make it,it looks so cute,but easy to make,especially with the kids,once the mallow is cool.Thanks for a great idea ,I love it .

Melissa m
Melissa m
December 9, 2011 10:54 am

My only issue with this is when I make rice kris pie treats, I eat the whole batch. I love them, I say I’m making them for my kids but I know the truth. Cute tree! I should make this for Christmas, but I’m not sure it would last long enough for people to see the cuteness!

Cookbook Queen
December 9, 2011 11:14 am

Love this idea 🙂 SO cute and easy.

December 9, 2011 11:16 am

Oh, yea!!! Bring on the cute sweatpants and dozens of cookies!!! December you are my favorite month!!!! This is the cutest Christmas krispy ever!! I just love reading your blog…you crack me up!!!!

December 9, 2011 1:22 pm

omg! That looks so….. green xD

great christmas idea 😀

Christina @ Ovenadventures
December 9, 2011 1:43 pm

Ridiculously cute! I am not a fan of January either. No fun, no cookies, no presents. Just dreary boring stinkin’ winter.

natalie (the sweets life)
December 9, 2011 2:40 pm

i absolutely love this! and now you have me thinking about what else can be created out of rice krispy treats… 😉

December 9, 2011 9:38 pm

This is great, really adorable!

Mighty Morgan
December 9, 2011 10:00 pm

lol….I just stopped by to tell you I made your Ice cream cannolis and how delicious they were, when I saw this…I JUST MADE these….lol green marshmallows and all! Mine were smaller and shaped into little trees, but yours of course looks way better, but I guess we both had green rice krispie treats on our minds 🙂

Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious
December 12, 2011 12:23 pm

These are just too cute!! I have to put this on my to-do list.

My four-year-old nephew is going to love this just as much as I do!

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