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Guest Post!! Glory of Glorious Treats brings you Rice Krispies Treats Christmas Trees

So this is about it for me in the immediate future… on Monday I go in for surgery to have my second daughter. The surgery is a bit more complicated than a standard C-Section (it involves things like other surgeons and main ORs), so I’ll be down for the count for quite awhile. Luckily, the clever, amazing, talented Glory of Glorious Treats is taking over today’s post to give me a bit of a respite before the big day. I’ve been a huge fan of Glory’s for ages now. She adds a certain magical elegance to all her sweets, even when making a Fruit Pebbles Treat birthday cake, not to mention how she captures the sweet perfection in her photography so beautifully. See? This is just a sampling. (Find Glory’s Recipe Index HERE.)

I’m thrilled she’s visiting today! Thank you, Glory!!

 

Hello sweets lovers!  I’m stopping in to “blog-sit” today and hopefully give Meaghan a few days of rest before her sweet baby #2 arrives.

 

I love the way Meaghan can take simple sweets and make them into something so cute and creative!  I did my best to channel her creative genius, and came up with these Christmas Rice Krispies Trees.

 

I love the simplicity of rice krispies treats, and like finding new ways to dress them up!  Earlier this year I made some Watermelon Slice Krispie Treats, and then some fun Candy Corn Krispie Treats, and thought the same concept would work perfectly for Christmas trees.  The extra fun thing about the trees is, once they are cut, you can have fun decorating them just as you would a cookie.  These would be a great alternative for a cookie decorating party.

 

Let’s get started!

 

You’ll need…
9 cups rice krispies cereal
9 cups mini marshmallows
6 tablespoons butter
green food coloring
assorted sprinkles, melted chocolate or royal icing

 

Directions-
Prepare 2- 8″ round cake pans by spraying the with non-stick cooking spray.

Put rice cereal in a large bowl.

In another large bowl, add marshmallow and butter.  Microwave marshmallows and butter 3-4 minutes, or until super puffy and the marshmallows are beginning to melt together.

Carefully remove from microwave, and stir well.  Add green food coloring (I used a couple drops of Americolor mint green).

Quickly pour green marshmallow “sauce” over rice krispies and stir with a spatula that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  As soon as all the cereal is incorporated, divide mixture between the two pans, and press into the pans until level and slightly compacted.

Allow krispie treats to cool about 30 minutes.  When cool and firm, flip pans over onto a cutting board to remove rice krispie round.  Cut the large circle into 6 slices (as you would pizza), using a large serrated knife.

Wrap or decorate rice krispie “trees” as desired.  If you plan to add a stick (as pictured), I would suggest adding it before adding the decorations.  If you add the sticks after they are decorated (as I tried to!), it may disturb your decorations.  I used striped paper straws as sticks, but you could also use white cookie sticks (available from any major craft store).

Recipe yields 12-16 trees.

Recipe/idea source- Glorious Treats 

 

 

Thank you, Glory, for visiting! Be sure to check out her blog, Glorious Treats, facebook page and Pinterest page!

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8 Comments

  1. Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    These are so cute and such a fun holiday treat for the kids. They will enjoy helping to make them as much as they will eating them!

    Meaghan ~ Will be thinking of you on the the 10th and saying prayers for the safe arrival of your daughter and a safe and *quick as possible* recovery for you. Take good care and get lots of rest this weekend :) Sincere best wishes to you and the family.

  2. Posted December 7, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    I love these cute trees!

    Happy baby week Meaghan. I’m praying for you! ♥

  3. Posted December 8, 2012 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Two of my favorite peeps in one spot! I am so excited to meet future cookier #2! Lots of love and prayers, Megs!

  4. Posted December 9, 2012 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    The straws are such a cute addition to the trees! Sending you best wishes for Baby #2 and the whole family!

  5. Posted December 9, 2012 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    good luck with the baby and upcoming surgery. Will miss your posts.

  6. Posted December 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    The trees are so cute, Glory! The straws really add to the presentation:) Thinking of you today, Meaghan! XO!

  7. Lyn
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    They look so lovely. May I know how did you attach the straw to the rice krispie?

  8. meaghanmountford
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lyn, Glory of Glorious Treats made these, but I believe you just insert the straw into the bottom of the finished Rice Krispies Treat, so the treat should be made thick enough to accommodate the straw.

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