Cheerio Christmas Trees

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A creative take on a classic marshmallow treat. As a kid, I loved to help my mom make and decorate them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in 3-quart saucepan.
  2. Add marshmallows.
  3. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in food color and vanilla.
  5. Fold in cereal until evenly coated.
  6. Quickly shape warm cereal mixture into Christmas tree shapes (about 2/3 cup per tree) on waxed paper, using buttered hands.
  7. Cut gumdrops into thins slice.
  8. Press gumdrop slices sticky side onto trees for "ornaments".
Most Helpful

2 5

Unfortunately, these didn't turn out as great as I was hoping. They were super cute, but the taste was lacking and my kids refused to eat them (which is a big shocker in my house!). If I were to attempt again I would suggest making regular rice crispy bars and tinting them green and using the spice drops as decoration.

5 5

Helped my grandson make these. So fun and tasty too!! Thank You!!

5 5

great stuff. My kids loved decorating them. I used mini candy-covered chocolates (mini M&M's/smarties) instead of gumdrops, they stuck wel! And a star-shaped chocolate on top of each one. I found that using hands dipped in cold water worked well for shaping, and less messy than butter. I first did a rough shape, then re-shaped them a little once they had cooled slightly, which worked well. THanks for a brillant, easy, kid-pleaser recipe!