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Crispy Christmas Trees

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


about 1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 12, 2022
These holiday novelties will draw admiring comments wherever you serve them— a sprinkle of sugar supplies a yuletide touch to each fanciful hand-shaped creation. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Crispy Christmas Trees Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups pastel miniature marshmallows
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Green decorator's sugar
  • Assorted sprinkles, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a heavy saucepan, melt butter. Stir in marshmallows; cook and stir over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal and pecans. Let cool just enough to handle.
  2. With greased hands, shape into trees. (Work quickly, as the cereal hardens quickly and becomes difficult to form.) Roll in green sugar. If desired, decorate with sprinkles. Place on a serving tray; dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 tree: 57 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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