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Kids Kitchen: Rice Krispies Christmas Trees

by Deborah Song

Decorating Christmas trees is just as much fun when it’s a Rice Krispies tree that you’re dressing up. These festive treats are fun, economical and oh-so-easy to make! Great to serve in bulk for holiday parties both at home or in the classroom. Definitely try this kid's kitchen recipe. 


  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • 6 cups of mini marshmallows or 24 large marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Sprinkles, icing and other decorative toppings
  • 8” round cake pan
  • Optional: green food coloring
  • Optional: Lollipop Sticks


  1. Place marshmallows and butter in a large bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds or until they puff up.
  3. Remove from microwave and stir well. Be careful: contents will be hot!
  4. If you opt to add food coloring, add a couple of drops into marshmallows and stir.
  5. Slowly pour in Rice Krispies and stir. Make sure to coat the marshmallows thoroughly.
  6. Place the sticky Rice Krispies mixture into round cake pan.
  7. Firmly press into pan, making Rice Krispies level and compact.
  8. Let Rice Krispies sit for 20 minutes. They need to harden in order to stick together.
  9. When Rice Krispies are cool and firm, flip round pan over onto cutting board and remove Rice Krispies round.
  10. Using a serrated knife cut into 6 slices. For skinnier trees, you can cut into 8 slices.
  11. If adding the lolly sticks, do this now! It can help with the decorating as well so you don't have to hold the sticky treats in your hand!
  12. Decorate Rice Krispies trees using frosting and sprinkles.
  13. To gift individually, enclose each Rice Krispies tree into translucent gift bag and tie with a ribbon.

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Deborah Song is the founder of, a cruelty-free company committed to creating travel accessories that help travelers journey with ease, efficiency and elegance. She loves to travel the globe in pursuit of good food, wider life perspectives and great adventure stories with her kids. Deborah is a Canadian-born, mompreneur and Los Angeles-based writer, who obtained her master’s in journalism from New York University. You can find her travel stories at

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