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Marshmallow-Krispie Christmas Trees

Using pieces of cellophane (or cellophane bags), wrap each tree individually and tie with ribbon or twine to give out as gifts this Christmas.

Ingredients

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  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 10-oz. bag marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 16-oz. can vanilla frosting
  • Mini M&M’s
  • 6 yellow gumdrops
  • 12 Rolos

Directions

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  • Step 1: Melt butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies and 15 drops green food coloring.
  • Step 2: Line a baking sheet with parchment; grease hands with oil. Form 12 small cone shapes, using about 1/2 cup mixture for each. Let cool on baking sheet, about 15 minutes.
  • Step 3: Pipe frosting on 1 tree to create string for lights. Add mini M&M’s for bulbs. Lay each gumdrop on its side; cut it crosswise into 3 slices. Use frosting to adhere 1 flat slice to top of tree and 1 Rolo to bottom for trunk. Repeat with remaining trees. Let frosting dry completely, 2 to 3 hours, before wrapping.
  • Step 4: GIVE THEM Using pieces of cellophane (or cellophane bags), wrap each tree individually and tie with ribbon or twine.

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