Rice Krispie Trees *12 Days of Christmas Snacktivities Day 2*

Look upon Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Snacktivities:

Rice Krispy Trees -Busted ButtonNeed 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 😉

IMG_7218I’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.)

IMG_7219I love the crazy marshmallow spider webs that form when you stir this goodness!

IMG_7223Step 2: Form the Rice Krispies into a (GREASED!) cookie sheet, let set, then remove onto a cutting board. IMG_7239

I was so tempted to just pick this up and eat it like a gigantic cookie. I resisted. This time.

IMG_7253Step 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.

IMG_7254That made a lot of triangles. And a lot of scraps…which are not pictured here, as they took the pitt-stop at my belly.

IMG_7255Step 4: Shove a popsicle stick into the bottom of your tree as far as you can!

IMG_7258Step 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!

IMG_7261Step 6: Dip the forest and lay them on a parchment paper-lined tray.

IMG_7262Step 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.

IMG_7308Well 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!)

12 days of Christmas Snacktivities Happy Tree-Stabbing!



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10 Responses to Rice Krispie Trees *12 Days of Christmas Snacktivities Day 2*

  1. Uncle Tree says:

    Now, those are some darling deserts!
    But stabbings? Why not inserts?

    Peace and joy and luvz,
    and HaPpY HoLidAyS!
    🙂 Uncle Tree

  2. Soooo cute! Such a great idea and so much fun to make as well! 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    I live these Dot. I’ll definitely be making some for our cookie exchange this year.

  4. Yup, these will be in our bellies ad those of Suns classmates soon! Thanks for the idea!

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  6. I love the look of these and totally want to make them on Saturday (which is our official house trimming, tree decorating time!) BUT how do you make the krispies have the red and green bits?? It didn’t refer to them on the recipe page as far as I could see! I may do without anyways, but just wondering! Have loved following the snacktivities!!!!

    • Thanks Sophie!!! I used Christmassy Rice Krispies- I dunno if they sell em in the uk or not!! But even if you mixed a couple tablespoons of red and green sprinkles into the mix, that would be pretty awesome!

      • Anonymous says:

        Whaa?? They sell them like that? We defo don’t have them over here in the UK! In fact last year was the only year I’ve even seen festive packs of M&M’s and there were only a few and only in peanut! We obvs have some catching up to do in the cereal and confectionary department over here!! Thanks Dot! I have sprinkles and I’m ready to use them! X

  7. Mandi says:

    How much vanilla do you use? The link you referred to (the official Rice Krispies website) doesn’t mention vanilla anywhere and I’ve never heard of using vanilla in them before. It sounds great though!

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