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snack Holiday Rice Krispie Treats

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

A classic holiday treat - these buttery, chewy Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are made into Christmas trees and topped with festive sprinkles.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, holiday, krispies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 14 Krispie trees


  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • Green food coloring
  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal
  • Sprinkles of your choice
  • 14 pretzel sticks


  • Grease a 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
  • Melt the marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan.
  • Remove from heat and stir several drops of green food coloring until you achieve the shade of green you’d like. (Keep in mind that the shade will look slightly lighter after adding in the rice krispie cereal).
  • Stir in the rice krispie cereal until evenly coated.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  • Add an even layer of sprinkles across the top of the rice krispies.
  • Allow to fully cool before slicing your Christmas trees. You will first make one even cut lengthwise to form two rectangles, followed by cutting out 6 even triangles from each rectangle (with 4 leftover uneven pieces from the edges total, see photo for example).
  • Carefully place a pretzel stick into the bottom of each tree and they’re ready to serve, enjoy!


  • You can get creative with your trees and add icing for garland, stars, play with other food dye colors, or use cut-up plain rice Krispies as “tree stands”.
  • Try swapping straws for the pretzel sticks.