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If you’re looking for an easy way to ring in the holiday spirit, these homemade Cocoa Rice Krispies Treat Holiday Trees are perfect! Decorate them however you’d like with friends or family!
The holidays?are by far my favorite season of the year. I love fall and the changing colors but nothing compares to that magic spirit.
Because we live in Arizona, I won’t ever get to rely on freezing temperatures or snowy weather to help bring in the holiday?spirit – something I am totally okay with. Instead, I know that we will have to have certain traditions to help begin the holiday season and spirit.
Though Greyson is too young for it now, I know one tradition we will have is holiday baking. I love baking anytime of year but there’s something extra special about doing it around the holidays.
After we made little one shaped Rice Krispies Treats for Greyson’s birthday, I started thinking about ways to make Rice Krispies treats for the holidays. Then the idea popped in my head for making “Rice Krispies Trees” and I knew I had to try to make them!
I had never made cocoa Rice Krispie treats before so I decided to try those too. I followed the basic recipe from Rice Krispies website but swaped out the regular Rice Krispies for the cocoa flavored ones. I had to slap Steven’s hand away from eating them before I was able to finish decorating them!
I love the idea of Rice Krispie Treat Holiday?Trees because it’s a fun way for families to decorate treats together. Last year we tried to focus on experiences?we could have as a family and mine was decorating cookies after dinner. It was really fun and brought all of us back to being a kid and decorating cookies.
These Rice Krispie Treat Holiday?Trees have a similar nostalgic feeling. I used regular icing that comes in a tube to decorate plus chocolate coated candies in holiday colors. You could use any kind of decorations you wanted to. I even had a couple that I made using some other cereals like Corn Flakes and regular Rice Krispies crushed up and sprinkled on the icing to make it look like a sparkly garland.
- 6 cups Kellogg’s Cocoa Rice Krispies cereal
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows OR 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
- Decorations: Sprinkles, crushed cereal, chocolate candies, sprinkles, etc
- In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
- Add Kellogg’s Cocoa Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
- Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.
- Using a parchment paper stencil, cut out trees
- Decorate using piped icing, sprinkles and crushed cereal.
Recipe adapted from Kellogg’s
I picked all of my supplies up at Target!?The limited edition holiday colored Rice Krispies (red & green) is now available and you could totally use those to make your Rice Krispies Trees too! For more holiday inspiration, check out this link! You can also make a treat?and?share a photo using #Treats4Toys, and Rice Krispies will donate a toy to a child in need!
A few tips for making your own Rice Krispies Treat Holiday?Trees:
– Be sure to cut the treats out when they are slightly warm, they are so much easier to work with!
– Create a stencil by tracing a tree onto parchment paper or by cutting one out freehand
– If you are not decorating or eating the treats right away, make sure to store in an airtight container immediately.