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Rice Krispie Christmas Tree Pops

This is quick, fun, and easy dessert that is perfect for the holiday season. Picture a homemade rice krispie that gets colored green and cut into triangles. Press a lollipop stick in the bottom and decorate with a garland of glaze and a handful of sprinkles. And that’s it. It’s so easy to make (albeit a little sticky) and would be a great recipe to introduce little hands to having fun in the kitchen.

Just a quick tip on cleanup: So, once you’ve melted your marshmallows, you need to add the cereal promptly. (It’s worth premeasuring the cereal so that it’s all ready to go.) And as soon they’re well mixed, get them out of your bowl get your bowl into the sink to soak- or it will be an absolute nightmare to clean. That’s my advice so that you can have the best possible time playing in the kitchen- and, take it from me (as someone who lives in her kitchen), dirty dishes are a very real factor in whether a recipe is “fun” or not.

AuthorMackieDifficultyBeginner

Rice Krispies
 10 oz Bag Mini Marshmallows
 2 tbsp Butter
 Green Food Coloring
 6 cups Rice Cereal
Decoration
 dash milk
 Confectioners' Sugar
 Star Shaped Sprinkles
 Sprinkles

Rice Krispies
1

Combine marshmallows and butter in a large bowl. Microwave in intervals, stirring often, until the marshmallows lose their shape. Add food coloring to the mixture until you've reached your desired shade of green.

2

Working quickly, add the rice cereal and stir until all the cereal is well coated. Scrape the batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan and smooth the batter flat with a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon. (It helps if you grease the utensil, so the batter doesn't stick quite as much.)

3

Cut the Rice Krispies into strips. Then, working within each strip, cut triangles shapes. Repeat with the remaining strips.

4

Remove each triangle from the pan and insert a lollipop stick into one of the wide ends. Set lollipops into a baking sheet or a plate with a lip.

Decoration
5

In a small bowl, combine milk and a small amount of confectioners' sugar. Whisk into a glaze (the consistency should be a little runny) and pour into a small plastic bag. Just barely trim one of the corners of the bag.

6

Pipe a small dot at the top tip of the tree; then pipe a zigzag pattern across the surface of the tree. Set a single star shaped sprinkle in the dot of glaze at the top of the tree. Decorate the remaining glaze with sprinkles while the frosting is still tacky. Repeat with remaining tree pops. Allow glaze to set before serving.

Ingredients

Rice Krispies
 10 oz Bag Mini Marshmallows
 2 tbsp Butter
 Green Food Coloring
 6 cups Rice Cereal
Decoration
 dash milk
 Confectioners' Sugar
 Star Shaped Sprinkles
 Sprinkles

Directions

Rice Krispies
1

Combine marshmallows and butter in a large bowl. Microwave in intervals, stirring often, until the marshmallows lose their shape. Add food coloring to the mixture until you've reached your desired shade of green.

2

Working quickly, add the rice cereal and stir until all the cereal is well coated. Scrape the batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan and smooth the batter flat with a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon. (It helps if you grease the utensil, so the batter doesn't stick quite as much.)

3

Cut the Rice Krispies into strips. Then, working within each strip, cut triangles shapes. Repeat with the remaining strips.

4

Remove each triangle from the pan and insert a lollipop stick into one of the wide ends. Set lollipops into a baking sheet or a plate with a lip.

Decoration
5

In a small bowl, combine milk and a small amount of confectioners' sugar. Whisk into a glaze (the consistency should be a little runny) and pour into a small plastic bag. Just barely trim one of the corners of the bag.

6

Pipe a small dot at the top tip of the tree; then pipe a zigzag pattern across the surface of the tree. Set a single star shaped sprinkle in the dot of glaze at the top of the tree. Decorate the remaining glaze with sprinkles while the frosting is still tacky. Repeat with remaining tree pops. Allow glaze to set before serving.

Rice Krispie Christmas Tree Pops

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