Cheerios® Christmas Trees

The Cheerios® Cookbook shares a recipe! Gather a group of crafty kids to create edible holiday table decorations.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

6
cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
6
tablespoons butter or margarine
4 1/2
cups miniature marshmallows
Betty Crocker™ green gel food color
Betty Crocker™ red cinnamon decors or sliced gumdrops

  • 1 Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • 2 Pour the cereal into a 4-quart bowl. Set the bowl aside.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 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.
  • 6 Press the candies into the trees to decorate. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store the trees in a loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

Personalize the trees using Betty Crocker® decorator icing (from 4.25-oz tube) and use as place cards. Use the icing to add a garland.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tree
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.