Monday, December 1, 2008

Cheerios Christmas Trees

Note: Every year the boys and I make gingerbread houses. Wouldn't these look cute outside our houses?

Cheerios Christmas 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.


From the Doghouse said...

Buh-bye Christmas tree!


Carrie said...

I'd like one of those right now thankyouverymuch...

Live.Love.Eat said...

Too cute Deanna!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!!

Tammy said...

Too cute!! I need to make these with my my spare time! ;-)

Claire said...

I made these for my children's choir last week. I used skittles instead of the gummies. I (and my other teachers) liked these; the kids seemed more interested in the Cheetos...the didn't even eat the chocolate rice krispies that the other teacher made!