It’s a Rice Krispies Treat Christmas

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I think it is safe to say, that most people like Rice Krispies treats. What’s not to like? They are easy to make, sweet , gooey & just so darn delicious.

My husband & I like them a bit more than the average person. If you don’t believe me, how many of you had your wedding cake made out of Rice Krispies treats?


It is a lot less messy during the cake feeding, but it hurts a lot more if you smash it into your spouse’s face.


You can imagine my excitement when I was at the checkout counter of the grocery store & saw a magazine cover featuring a Rice Krispies Christmas tree.  I already had an idea for making Rice Krispies ornaments & was anxious to try them both.

I immediately took mental stock of my ingredients.  All I needed was some marshmallows.  Just in case you don’t stock all the ingredients for Rice Krispies treats handy, here is what you need.


5 cups of Rice Krispies

1/4 cup of butter or margarine

40 large marshmallows

green food coloring

colored icing

peanut butter cup minis

mini M&Ms

Directions for trees

1.In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.

2.Stir in marshmallows & food coloring until you achieve desired color. Stir until completely melted .

3.Remove from heat & slowly stir in cereal until evenly coated with marshmallow mixture.

4.Lay down a layer of wax paper to work on.

5.Wet your hands to keep the Rice Krispies from sticking & grab a handful & form into a triangular shape (keep hands moistened in between each formation to avoid sticking.)

6. After all triangles are formed & cooled, use icing to add a peanut butter cup to the base.

7. Add a yellow M&M mini to the top of the tree, adhering it with icing.

8. Use red & green icing to dot on the ornaments.

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Directions for Ornaments

The same amount of ingredients will be needed as well as Cheerios

Follow steps 1-4

Wet hands & form fist sized balls with Rice Krispies treats.

After using all of the mixture to form balls, set aside to cool.

Use icing to adhere a peanut butter cup to the top of each ball.

Use icing to decorate your ornament.

With icing secure a Cheerio to the top of the peanut butter cup.

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Don’t forget to thank your favorite helper.

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Serve the treats to your hungry family & enjoy the smiles.

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  1. HA! I did this too one year and my kids and guests LOVED them! This was on my bucket list with the kids this year. We’re going to do ornaments. I suggest this for anyone who hasn’t tried this. Lots of fun making and decorating and then of course…eating them. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. My mom used to make wreaths from Rice Krispy treats at Christmas time when we were kids and they were so good. Totally brought me back and so pinned this to try the ornaments with my girls. Thanks!! 🙂

    1. I actually tried making wreaths too but they were a fail. 🙁 I just could not get them to stay together. I will try it again though. What was your mom’s secret. The rings kept breaking.

  3. Yummy! Those look so much cuter than cutting them into boring squares. I love how Mai looks so proud to be helping out…and Chris looks very happy that you guys made these!

  4. ahhh haha! I thought you were totally kidding about the rice krispie treat wedding cake! Until I saw the next picture down. Wow that made me laugh out loud. You really love your rice krispie treats! lol I actually got to meet the guy who first came up with Rice Krispie Treats and sold the idea to Kellogg’s-Pretty sweet! Yet totally random…the trees are adorable! Fun craft for the kiddos. When my boy is older I will definitely have to try this out! Thanks

  5. This is really unique and looks so yummy. And what an amazing wedding cake. I too love Pinterest so much, I just don’t have time to pin as much as I like, but it’s definitely a huge part of my blog. I have been sticking to baking simple brownies and cookies with my little one. One day I’ll be ready to try something unique like this.

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