These three Easy Christmas Tree Treats are perfect for kids to help make and enjoy over the holidays. These Christmas tree and candy treats look cute and taste even better!
Easy Christmas Candy
My favorite Christmas treat is taking square pretzels, placing a hug on each square and just warming them up in a 300 degree F oven for 30 seconds. If they are still firm keep returning to the oven at ten-second intervals. Add a red or green M&M to the top and let them cool. These are cute accents for a dessert or cookie tray or they look nice on a stand-alone plate.
Once these treats are cooled, they stack up nicely in any storage container or sealable bag.
Easy Christmas Tree Treats Made of Brownies
My mom made these super cute Christmas trees out of a box mix of brownies. She took a regular pan of brownies, cut them into tree-shaped triangles, added sprinkles, green icing and a red M&M for the star.
My mom picked up this disposable pan and added a layer of wax paper to store and transport these treats.
Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Crispy Rice Christmas Trees
A friend gave me this recipe for Chocolate and Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats. I’ve adapted this recipe to also work well for Reese’s Puffs Cereal Bars. When I saw what my mom did with the box mix of brownies I decided to use this recipe to make my own version of Christmas trees.
Spray a 9×13 dish with non-stick cooking spray and mix up the crispy rice treats. I always wet my fingers to spread the mixture out into the pan. Let the treats set up for at least 30 minutes and then cut into triangles as pictured.
My mom had purchased decorator icing, colored it green and put it into a Wilton cake bag with a round tip for me. If I had to make the icing on my own I would purchase a green can of icing or add green food coloring to a white can of icing. Then cut the corner off of a baggie to squirt it out onto the treats.
Here are a couple other classic cookies we love to make around Christmas: Cowboy Cookie Bars, Farmhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies, Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Applesauce Raisin Cookies. We hope you enjoy all of these cookies as much as we do!
Printable Recipe For Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Crispy Rice Treats
Easy Christmas Tree Treats
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 cups chocolate crispy rice cereal
- Grease a 9x13 pan. Melt butter, marshmallows and peanut butter together.
- Remove from heat, add crispy rice cereal and spread into greased pan. Use clean, wet fingers to smooth out the top. Let rest at least 30 minutes before cutting into triangles and decorating.