The holiday season is pretty much here and I could not be more excited!
I love taking twists on normal desserts or dishes to make them more themed ( I think it is working at Disneyland that did that to me ( I * heart* theming) )
These trees can easily be made in advance and will be the hit at any gathering – PLUS they are gluten – free if you use gluten – free rice krispie cereal ( it is right next to the normal stuff )
I saw in a family circle magazine recently this recipe and they used Reese’s mini peanut butter cups as trucks I think that was SUCH a cute idea!
This is a easy enough recipe that kids can help This recipe makes about 6 trees
Make sure you get a funnel for this recipe – makes it easy to create the trees — make sure to light grease the funnel so the treat does not stick
To decorate the trees I took the lazy route – I put the sprinkles on a plate and rolled the tree shape treats into the sprinkles
Here are some close up pictures Here is the one I posted on Instagram ( Follow me on Instagram Budget Savvy Diva )
It is hard to see the peanut butter cup trunks but they are there 😉
See ( the lighting is a bit different thus the change in green color in the picture)
Okay one last look of the final product before we go into the recipe – enjoy!
The recipe was made and photographed by me ( Sara)
- 6 cups - Rice Krispie Cereal
- 10 oz of mini marshmallows
- Green Food Dye
- Sprinkles ( Holiday Themed)
- 3 Tablespoons of Butter ( Unsalted )
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- In a microwave safe bowl - place marshmallows and butter
- Heat for about 1 minutes - stir and the mixture is smooth add about 8 drops of green food dye - mix
- Add cereal and mix until well combined
- Place cereal in greased funnel and decorate