Monday, December 6, 2010

Cheerio Christmas Tree



I remember doing this with my mom and my siblings as a kid. I cant wait until this weekend with Hailey and Tyler


Prep Time: 45 min
Total Time: 1 hour 45 min
Makes: 18 trees

6 cups Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Green food color
Red cinnamon candies or sliced gumdrops


Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.

Pour the cereal into a 4-quart bowl. Set the bowl aside.

Place the butter and marshmallows in a 3-quart saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

Stir in the food color until the mixture is evenly colored. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir until the cereal is evenly coated.

Lightly spray your hands with cooking spray. For each tree, shape about 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into a Christmas tree shape on the cookie sheet.

Press the candies into the trees to decorate. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store the trees in a loosely covered container.




1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the idea! Easy to make! I used fruit snacks for the star and rolled the trees in multi-colored sprinkles because the candies kept falling off...I think I let them cool too much! :)

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