Visions of Sugar Plums Day 3

Hi Friends!! I truly hope you've enjoyed my projects so far :-) Today is another snowman! I first saw this snowman on Lori's blog and HAD to buy it, he is so cute!! I loved coloring him too! I think she's out of it but here's the link to her store

I used distressed ink for the background and my favorite snow stencil by Simon Says. For those of you E-mailing me as to where I got the stamps and dies etc.... I'm sorry girls that I'm neglecting to add links of where I got the product. I will be better :-) Those sweet little lights are from PTI. It comes with the shaker tree die.
I thought I'd share a receipe that I found to make with the grandkids! These are super cute and I think the grandkids and I will have a blast making them! Mom and Dad won;t be thrilled about the sugar  as they really don't let the girls have much (which is good), but it's once a year right?
Christmas trees Krispie Treat Christmas Trees

  • 6 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 10.5 oz Marshmallows
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 12 Miniature Reese’s Cups
  • 1/3 cup M&M Minis
  • 12 Candy Stars
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 3 tbsp Corn Syrup
  1. To help in forming the cone shape, take the foam that comes in a waffle cone pack to protect the cones and cut it to make a form to help shape the trees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  4. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  5. Add enough food coloring to make mixture dark green (it will lighten when cereal is added).
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
  8. Allow to set about 4 minutes.
  9. Butter a your hands and form mixture into cone shapes.
  10. Place cones onto prepared pan.
  11. Allow to cool and firm up for several hours.
  12. Mix powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup in a bowl until smooth.
  13. Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag to pipe onto cookies.
  14. Pipe like a garland around each tree.
  15. Space M&M minis like ornaments onto the garland.
  16. Pipe a dab of icing on top of tree to act as glue and attach star.
  17. Place a Reese’s upside down on pan. Pipe icing on it and place tree on top.
  18. Allow to set before serving.

Now I'm sending you to the next stop on the blog hop!
To the fabulous Lisa!
        Char (me)

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Come back tomorrow for Day Four of Visions of Sugarplums!
Thanks for all your comments and support :-) You girls are awesome!
Hugs, Char


Lisa M said...

I woke up at 1:00 this morning to make sure that my post ran okay and I saw your rice krispy trees and started drooling and then my husband woke up and said, "Are those rice krispy trees?" and now it's 2:30 in the morning and we're both awake and HUNGRY! LOL...
Your card is wonderful ( I love that snowman too) and I will be trying the trees. :)
Lisa x

Deepti said...

This snowman is Indeed so adorable :) the colors n ur coloring makes it it even more desirable !

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love snowmen and this card is darling! thank you for sharing the treat recipe too! My nephews are coming to stay this weekend and we might have to try these.

Annette Allen said...

aww the cutest snowman.. love how you added the color behind him.. so cute

Karon said...

Fabulous card, love love that snowman!! And your treats look amazing!!!! TFS the recipe! Have a great day.

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a sweet snowman! He's so round and cute - love it! And your recipe looks yummy! My nieces would go crazy for these!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Very CUTE snowman card!! The snowman stamps that have been used in the blog hop are so adorable.

What a great idea for Rice Krispie treats!! I will definitely be making those with my grandsons this holiday. They could even be a centerpiece decoration (until they were eaten by someone :-)

Thank you for sharing!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely FABULOUS Snowman card dear Char!
You rock the Season with your beautiful cards!!

May said...

Gorgeous snowman....Love that recipe will try that out with the Grandchildren....Thanks for sharing... Hugs May x x

Greta said...

What a darling card, Char--love all the festive colors! That's my favorite stencil, too & it's beautiful with your soft blue background!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, that is the most adorable snowman!! I love how you colored him!! What a beautiful card!! It makes me happy to look at!! And yum - those rice krispy trees look delicious!! I'm so trying that recipe - thanks so much for sharing!! Have a great day :)

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Sandy Dehon said...

Hey Char - well you know I love snowmen and this one is a real cutie! Most of all I love those rice krispy treats - yum!!!! Thanks for the directions cause I will definitely do this with the grand kids and eat most of them myself. Like I really need it!! Your card is wonderful but those krispy treats have my tummy yelling for for some Give me more - give me more!!!!!
Sandy xx

Lori said...

Love how your snowman turned out - absolutely adorable! Rice Krispie Treat Trees? So cute!!

Maria said...

Oh, I do LOVE that snowman card, Char! He is so adorable! And, what a yummy Christmas treat! Thank you for the recipe!:-)

Lisa said...

He is a cute little frosty fella!! I like the string of lights wrapped around the banner. Those Rice Krispies trees are cute, and yes it's only once a year!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is beautiful!!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I am loving this darling snowman!!! Awesome coloring!

Regina Easter said...

ackkkkkkkkkkk that is the cutest darn snowman ever

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Such a fun card. Hard to find a good one for the kids.

Tracy said...

Awww a patchwork snowman. I can see why you like this guy so much. Love your fun textured background. The kids are gonna have a blast making those trees. Hugs!

misteejay said...

Cute card.
Those trees look fun - I haven't made rice krispy treats for such a long time but those could tempt me LOL
Toni xx

Ros Crawford said...

Yay! Another fabulous snowman card !! And those krispy trees look delicious!

Audrey Pettit said...

That snowman is so cute! All pudgy and blobby and adorable! I love how you did the sentiment, too, with the little wrapping light strings. And the snowy background is amazing, too. Love it!
And those rice crispy trees are amazing. So, so fun!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this image. So sweet, love the snow and those trees look like such a fun project/activity!