Hands-on Time
45 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 30 Mins
Yield
Yields 12 trees
Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Blake Ramsey Murray

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies and 15 drops green food coloring.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with parchment; grease hands with oil. Form 12 small cone shapes, using about 1/2 cup mixture for each. Let cool on baking sheet, about 15 minutes.

Step 3

Pipe frosting on 1 tree to create string for lights. Add mini M&M's for bulbs. Lay each gumdrop on its side; cut it crosswise into 3 slices. Use frosting to adhere 1 flat slice to top of tree and 1 Rolo to bottom for trunk. Repeat with remaining trees. Let frosting dry completely, 2 to 3 hours, before wrapping.

Step 4

GIVE THEM Using pieces of cellophane (or cellophane bags), wrap each tree individually and tie with ribbon or twine.

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