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Crispy Christmas Trees

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
    about 1-1/2 dozen


  • 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


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

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  • Loufrommaine
    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
    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
    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.