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Rice Christmas Trees
I wasn't sure whether to put this one in the recipe section or in the craft section.  So, if you consider this a recipe well, your right.  But this can be used as a craft, too.  (So, I put it in both.)


  • 5 cups rice krispies
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 4 cups mini-marshmallows or 6-10 oz. bag of regular marshmallows
  • 10 - 12 regular size marshmallows and toothpicks
  • green food coloring
  • red cinnamon candies, smarties, or any other small colorfulcandies

Melt margarine in a 3 qt. saucepan, then add 4 cups marshmallows and cook over low heat stiring constantly till syrupy.  Remove from heat, add green food coloring till a fairly dark green color.  Add cereal and stir until well coated.  Shape into conical forms with buttered hands (kid LOVE to do this part, but make sure the mixture is not too hot).  When cooled, stick a toothpick through a marshmallow and stick into the bottom to serve as the tree's base.  Decorate with colorful candies.

One note don't expect the tree to be beautiful when children are making them.  Usually they are on their way to being eaten on the spot!