HOLIDAY DIY: Edible Rice Cereal Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree rice krispie


Making holiday treats can seem like a hassle, but this simple and easy recipe takes the classic American rice cereal treat to a new level. Not only will it be fun to eat, but it is perfect to do with relatives of all ages!

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 cups of big marshmallows
  • 3 cups rice cereal
  • green food coloring
  • colored candy pieces (optional)
  • cooking spray

You will also require the following cooking equipment:

  • pot
  • oven
  • metal tray
  • knife
  • stirring spoon/utensil


1.) Heat the pot over the oven on medium heat and add the butter. Stir the butter in the pot until it completely melts. Add the marshmallows and stir until they melt and reach a sticky consistency.

2.) Add 5-7 drops of green food coloring into the mixture and mix until the green is evenly mixed. Now mix in the rice cereal into the pot, folding the melted marshmallows all over the cereal.

3.) Once finished mixing, turn off the heat and place the contents of the pot into an metal tray that has been coated with cooking oil spray. Press the rice cereal treat into the pan until it is flatten and let it rest for 15 minutes.

4.) After it has cooled, cut the rice cereal treats into 6 equal squares with a knife. Then cut one of the squares into three equal rectangles. Place 4 squares at the base of a plate and one square at the top.

5.) Arrange the three rectangular pieces at top of the rice cereal treat squares, placing two pieces first and then one above it. You can decorate the tree with colored pieces of candy, like M&M’s or Skittles.

  • NOTE: The results produced may differ from the image above. Please be conscious of all ingredients used in the recipe above and any allergies to the products you may have. The Schurr Scroll is not liable for any issues that may arise in the making of this DIY idea.


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