Nothing says it's the holiday season quite like homemade Christmas Rice Krispie Treats. The flavor of these festive treats is both sweet and a little salty. Decorate these Rice Krispie Christmas Trees with different sprinkles and patterns for variety, or keep to one pattern and simple colors for a more uniform look. The options are endless, and the trees are sure to stand out in any holiday spread!


Credit: Caitlin Bensel

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45 mins
45 mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 [4-in.] tree)


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  • Melt candy coating disks according to package directions. Meanwhile, spread cereal in an even layer in a small rimmed baking pan. Coat cereal with color spray, stirring gently between coatings, to cover as much cereal surface as possible.

  • Spread a thin layer of the melted candy coating over 1 sugar cone using a spoon or offset spatula. Roll cone in tinted cereal to coat, gently patting to adhere. Stand cone up on a large sheet of parchment paper. Repeat process with remaining 7 cones. Let cones stand until coating sets, about 10 minutes. (Spray cones lightly with color spray if needed to even out green coloring.)

  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the remaining melted candy coating into an unsnipped piping bag (and not fitted with a piping tip); microwave on MEDIUM (50%) until candy re-melts, about 30 seconds. Snip a small hole in corner of piping bag. Pipe small dots onto cone trees; adhere candy sprinkles to dots as desired. Store, covered, at room temperature up to 3 days.