Cheerios Christmas Trees

November 25, 2014

in Recipes

Cheerios Christmas Trees

Prep time: 45 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Servings: 18

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


Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.


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


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


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


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


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


Note: Personalize trees using decorator icing (from 4.25-ounce tube) and use as place cards. Use icing to add garland.


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