Seriously, don’t leave another chocolate chip cookie for that poor-round-bellied man. He asked me to spread the word about what he really wants – some creativity. Here he is flying presents around the world, all night long, and you slap some cookies on a plate for him and call it good. No longer. Let’s get a little more creative, shall we?
Krispie TREE-EATS are the latest rage. Fun to make, easy to eat, and make a lovely presentation on Christmas Eve when Santa shows up hungry. Leave these little trees by the tree, and maybe mama and daddy will have a little somethin’ extra left in their stocking. It’s worth taking the risk.
makes 2 trees, and
3 T Butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups rice krispie cereal
m&ms – or other colorful candies (gumdrops, chocolate chips, etc)
2 T white frosting
yellow, red, and green sprinkles (optional)
1 T water
Star cookie cutters, various sizes
Lightly spray a 9×12 baking dish with pan spray, set aside. Melt butter in a pan over low heat, stir in marshmallows. Stir until the majority is melted, slowly start mixing in the krispie cereal, until cereal is fully coated. Pour out into baking dish and press flat. Krispie treats should be about an inch thick. Set aside until firm, refrigerating to really stiffen up (if you need to).
Using the large star first, cut out two, proceed with each size, cutting out two stars in each size. On a plate stack the stars, largest on the bottom, small on top, turning each making a tree. Set aside the smallest stars for the top.
Small star on top – Dip one side of the star in the water, and press into yellow dusting sugar. Place on top of the tree. If your star has a hard time staying put, put a toothpick through the top and secure it to the tree.
Decorate your tree- using a tiny bit of white frosting, dab a little on the point of each star. Place an m&m on the frosting. Sprinkle various other colors of sugar onto the tree, giving it a festive look.
You’ll have scraps from the rice krispie treats, cut them up into squares and decorate them as you would cookies, adding frosting and different colored sugars.
Leave out for Santa with a note stating why you deserve extra presents this year – with a big arrow to your gorgeous Krispie TREE-EATS.