“Who knew a Christmas tree could be good enough to eat?”
As a kid growing up, my mum used to let me help decorate the Christmas tree up until she realised, that each year I only every decorated it at eye height. Then my job was reduced to just passing her the decorations so she could place them on the tree until I grew tall enough to get a bit of perspective.
Fast forward to now and I just love decorating my own tree, but have 100% inherited my mum’s inability to let anyone get their hands on it too…oops!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree
…how delicious are your garlands. No seriously, that’ll be the lyrics once you’ve made these delicious Rice Krispie Christmas trees.
The great thing is, you can use whatever edible decorations you like to make it your own, just like your tree, meaning they can be as simple or as complex as you wish. The added bonus is that they’re completely cruelty free, so getting the kids involved and knowing that no animals were harmed in the process is brilliant!
So this recipe requires white chocolate, and there are various out there on the market. One thing I’ll say is that when it comes to baking or cooking with vegan chocolate, cheaper is a little better just because you’ll likely need a lot more of it, and it will go a long way.
My two favourites for white chocolate, when it comes to baking, are the following:
- Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From 100g white chocolate bar – £1.10
- The Free From Kitchen Co. 100g white chocolate bar – £1.50
Vegan white chocolate melts the same as non-vegan white chocolate, except, much like non-vegan white chocolate, when sat over heat for too long it can burn. When vegan white chocolate burns, it goes to a very weird texture and consistency, a little oily (mainly because it is oil-based) so, a tip: melt over low heat, and slowly.
PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOKING TIME: 40 mins
COST: < £5
- 350g white vegan chocolate (I used Sainsbury’s free from)
- 300g of Rice Krispies (or a supermarket own brand will do)
- Green food colouring
- Sprinkles for decoration
- Icing sugar for dusting
- Greaseproof paper cut into semi circles
- Roll the semi circles of greaseproof paper into cones. You will be using these as moulds so use small pieces of Sellotape to keep these in place
- Fill a saucepan with boiling water and place over low heat
- Place the white chocolate into a small mixing bowl and sit over the saucepan to slowly melt the chocolate
- Add drops of the green food colouring, but ensuring not to add too much so that the chocolate mixture doesn’t become too watery
- One melted add the green melted white chocolate mixture to a mixing bowl and stir in the Rice Krispies slowly until completely coated
- Once combined use a spoon to add the mixture into the cones. Press down with the back of a spoon as you go to make sure it is as compacted as possible
- Then, stand the filled cones point side down either on a chopping board or in a glass to hold them upright and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
- Once set, you can peel off the parchment paper to reveal your Christmas trees
- Decorate using sprinkles, popping candy, edible glitter or even shapes
- Stick into place using either melted chocolate or a tube of pre-made white icing to keep the decorations in place
- Sprinkle with sieved icing sugar to create a snow effect and serve
How did you find this recipe? Was it easy to follow or is something missing. Let me know how it turned out or share your pictures!