These gluten/dairy free rice krispies Christmas trees are perfect to make with the kids!
Hello friends and welcome this week… I can’t believe it, but I only have a few more posts for the season and then I will be welcoming you back for the New Year! Today I am joining Kristen at Ella Claire for Christmas Treat recipes. My treat, happens to be a childhood favorite with a small twist, Gluten/Dairy Free Rice Krispies Christmas Trees.
I have seen these trees or versions of them at various parties and thought I would love to make a version that is gluten/dairy free (for my kiddos); that could be incorporated festively throughout the holidays!
I really don’t have a long list of ingredients or directions to follow as it is that easy! I basically adjusted the recipe from the bag of marshmallows we were using (Kraft Jet Puffed). And here is what we used…
- A large bag of marshmallows (16 oz). I actually used double what the recipe called for.
- A box of Rice Cereal – we found a rice only (gf) version at our local grocery store as well (we only mixed in about 3/4 of the entire bag with a little left over)
- 4 Tbsp. of coconut butter (this could replaced with real butter of course).
- Green food coloring (I would play with the color though, as these turned a bit yellow, so maybe adding some blue would do the trick?).
- Decorating additions: Icing, candy, coconut, you name it… The more the better, my kids said, haha. But of course, I kept it simple for pictures and then let them go to town later.
Now to make these iconic treats, I simply melted the butter and marshmallows over medium heat. Once melted I added the rice cereal and food coloring. I stirred on low heat until fully mixed. And let me say, I haven’t made these in awhile, but they are sticky (probably because I doubled the marshmallows)! Haha…
Please note, I got a little creative for the cone shape. I used paper lined with parchment paper, it was a bit of work. So I would suggest finding a mold if you were to make a larger batch of these. Another great idea, would be to use cookie cutters in the shape of trees. This would be just as sweet and festive.
I took my premade icing and had went to decorating each tree. I did it as though it was white garland draped around each Christmas tree.
I created a ball linked design just so there was extra dimension.
These were so fun to make and I just so happened to have tiny little gingerbread houses I had made earlier in the week… So I decided to pair them all together.
I took it a step further and lined the table with each of these confectionary treasures and made a little tablesscape.
Wouldn’t this be a perfect set up for a fun kid’s Christmas party?!
I hope you enjoyed and maybe this will give you some ideas for the Christmas season…
I know we did! And please don’t forget to visit my talented friends down below, there are some seriously yummy ideas down below…
4 Minute Decadent Microwave Fudge by Ella Claire | Gluten/Dairy Free Rice Krispies Christmas Trees by Zevy Joy | Dipped Marshmallows by My Sweet Savannah | Individual Chocolate Souffle by Town and Country Living | Santa Munch Christmas Popcorn by Tidy Mom
Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes by Inspired by Charm | Cinnamon Buns by So Much Better with Age | Peanut Butter Fudge by Anderson + Grant | Peppermint Brownies by Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Deconstructed Apple Pie Bites by Taryn Whiteaker
Christmas Energy Snack Bites by Nest of Posies | Peppermint Bark by Boxwood Avenue | Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles by Tidbits | Keto Cinnamon Sugar Pecans by Home Stories A to Z | Candy Cane Pretzels by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Caramel Popcorn Crunch by Shabby Fufu | Individual Ornament Cakes by Summer Adams Designs
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Annie, these are so adorable!! I think they’re perfect for an adult’s party, too! 😉
Jennifer so true and thanks sweet friend, xo!
ruth staley says
I am looking for the recipe for those cute houses How did you make the houses?
Ruth, thank you! These houses actually came into a kit from Target! Hopefully they still have some!
These are adorable, Annie! What a great idea!
Jamie thanks sweet friend! xo
Sue Holmberg says
Technically the rice crispiest are not gluten free because they have malt flavoring in them. Just thought you needed to know. They are cute though!
Sue thanks so much, I should have clarified as we actually found a gluten free (rice only) version at our local store! Thanks so much though as I would want to know and I appreciate you stopping by!