Crispy Christmas Trees Recipe
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Crispy Christmas Trees Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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. Place on a serving tray; dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Crispy Christmas Trees in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p30

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Loufrommaine User ID: 6222180 44523
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I made these a week before a party to see if they were something I would bring. They are not. Messy and came out looking like green lumps instead of trees. You have to work very fast, and they kind of fall apart."

N.Camp User ID: 5463765 43887
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Haven't made these yet, but instead of green sugar, maybe adding green food coloring to marshmallows?

They are very cute. The chocolate on the bottom sounds like a good idea."

janeydo User ID: 1212323 22085
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"I dipped the bottom of the trees in dark chocolate and place them on a very chilled cookie sheet to set up faster for a base."

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