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Cheerios* Christmas Trees

cheerios* christmas trees Dessert
Cheerios* Christmas Trees
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 18
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Gather a group of crafty kids to create edible holiday table decorations. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

6 cups (1.5 L) CHEERIOS* cereal (any flavour)
6 tbsp (90 mL) butter or margarine
4 1/2 cups (1.125 L) miniature marshmallows
Green food colouring
Red cinnamon candies or sliced gumdrops

Steps

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  • 1
    Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
  • 2
    Pour the cereal into a 4-quart (4 L) bowl. Set aside.
  • 3
    Place the butter and marshmallows in a 3-quart (3 L) saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • 4
    Stir in the food colouring until the mixture is evenly coloured. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir until the cereal is evenly coated.
  • 5
    Lightly spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray. For each tree, shape about 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the cereal mixture into a Christmas tree shape on the baking sheet.
  • 6
    Press the candies into the tree to decorate. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • 7
    Store the trees in a loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

  • Tip: These little trees make colorful place cards. Decorate and attach the place cards using Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe* Frosting (any flavour).

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 18
Calories
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2
Saturated Fat
2
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
10
Sodium
1205
Dietary Fiber
0
Sugars
12
Protein
1
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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