Look upon Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Snacktivities:
Need I say more? I guess I should probably explain how to make em! As usuallll, these are easssy quick and fun! Get the kiddos and get started!
Step 1: Make Rice Krispy Squares. IF you don’t know how, check out the recipe here. I always add twice as much vanilla and I use vegan margarine instead of butter. For these festive trees, I used the Christmassy Rice Krispies, but you can use any kind- even the generic brand ;)
I’ve only made Rice Krispie Squares once before- crazy, I know, but it’s for a reason- I love them too much. I would take one of these vanilla-y, buttery squares over any sort of baked good any day. If I make them, I eat them. All. All of them! So when I made these, I made sure they had a destination. And that, readers, is how I don’t weigh 300 pounds. If I ever make any sort of treat, I make sure that most of them have a destination (that doesn’t involve a pitt-stop in my belly.)
I love the crazy marshmallow spider webs that form when you stir this goodness!
Step 2: Form the Rice Krispies into a (GREASED!) cookie sheet, let set, then remove onto a cutting board.
I was so tempted to just pick this up and eat it like a gigantic cookie. I resisted. This time.
Step 3: Cut the squares into… triangles! Any old triangle will do, but at least try to make a tree- looking shape ;) Oh, and eat every single little imperfect scrap. Mmmm.
That made a lot of triangles. And a lot of scraps…which are not pictured here, as they took the pitt-stop at my belly.
Step 4: Shove a popsicle stick into the bottom of your tree as far as you can!
Step 5: After you stab the whole forest, melt some chocolate (I used dairy-free chocolate chips, but you can use any kind of chocolate chip or melting wafer) in 20 second increments in the microwave, and get ready to dip!
Step 6: Dip the forest and lay them on a parchment paper-lined tray.
Step 7: They are too nekked. Decorate:
I decorated most of them with M&M’s- I left some for me without those so I could eat them without my guts complaining.
Step 8: Allow to dry- I never have patience at this part so I just stick em in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Well don’t these look cute on a tray filled with some other Christmas snacktivities?!?!?! I can’t wait to share the rest with you! Sneak Peek!
Check in tomorrow and every day up to December 12th to get a new easy, fun and festive treat idea!!!
Click this picture to get to the table of contents so you can easily see all 12 (once I post them!)