Rice Krispies® Christmas shrubs are an exciting hobby for little ones on holiday trips using this standard Rice Krispies® recipe and garnished with your favorite desserts.
3 tablespoons salted butter
1 package (10 ounces) regular marshmallows
3 drops meal coloring, or as needed
6 cups crunchy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies®)
14 pieces of biscuits, or as needed
1 tablespoon sprinkles, or as needed
1 (7 oz) organized white frosting bag
14 sweet stars, or as needed
Spray a 9″ x 13″ oven tray with cooking spray.
Melt the butter in a giant saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted and smooth, three to five minutes. Add meal coloring, three to four drops at a time, until you have your favorite color. Stir until the coloring is uniform. Remove from heat and add crunchy rice grains. Stir with a buttered spoon until the grains are completely coated and evenly green.
Pour the cereal mixture into the organized baking tray and press firmly. Add the granules to the top and press. Leave to cool and set, 20 to 30 minutes.
Cut the grain mixture in the skillet 1/2 lengthwise to make two sections. Cut each area into about 6 or 7 small triangular tree shapes and swap them into a board. Carefully roll 1 piece of pretzel at the base of each triangle as a “trunk”; If the triangle breaks apart, press them down together.