Simple holiday treats are some of my favorite things to make for my kids, and these adorable Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treat Pops are so easy and fun to make! Made simply with Rice Krispies cereal, these Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treat Pops are the perfect food craft to make for Christmas parties at home, school or church. These are fun to make with kids!
Making these Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats is a perfect activity on a cold afternoon for kiddos of all ages. Simply make a batch of traditional Rice Krispies treats, adding some festive green food coloring for a tree-like effect. Allow the mixture to cool before cutting into tree shapes with a cookie cutter.
Decorate with white frosting and holiday M&M’s. (Or, if allergies are an issue, decorate with any holiday-themed candy of your choice.)
- Place the butter and marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 1-minute intervals, stirring after each interval, until marshmallows and butter are completely melted, about 3 minutes total. Stir a small amount of food coloring into the mixture.
- Measure the cereal into a very large mixing bowl. Working quickly before it starts to set up, stir the marshmallow mixture into your cereal.
- Spread the mixture into a greased 9x9" pan. Allow to cool completely. (To speed up cooling time, place the pan in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.) When the mixture has cooled, use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut tree shapes.
- Melt ½ cup of the white candy coating pieces according to the package instructions. To assemble each pop, dip the ends of a lollipop stick into the melted candy coating, and then carefully guide it through the end of one of the trees. Decorate the trees with white frosting and M&M's, using the frosting as the "glue" to hold the candy in place.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.