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Rice snaps Christmas trees recipe

Rice snaps Christmas trees recipe

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Everyone will absolutely love making (and eating) these rice snaps Christmas trees made with white chocolate and sweets. You can try any sweets for the decorations; choose your favourites and experiment with edible glitter or add colour to the icing for the tinsel. See method

  • Makes 8
  • Takes 40 mins plus cooling and setting
  • 280 calories / serving


  • 125g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 35g butter, cubed
  • 1½ tbsp golden syrup
  • 1½ tsp strong green food colouring gel
  • 75g rice snaps

For the decoration

  • 65g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp chocolate stars
  • 8 rolos
  • 2 tbsp skittles
  • 1 tbsp chocolate silver pearls
  • 2 tbsp jelly tots
If you don't have any pears, try using apples

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 16%
  • Saturates

    7g 35%
  • Sugars

    32g 36%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42.1g Protein 2.3g Fibre 0.4g


  1. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl with butter and golden syrup. Melt in the microwave in 10 second bursts, stirring between each interval. Alternatively, set the bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat, stir through the colouring until you get a mid-green shade, then stir through the rice snaps. 
  2. Spoon into an 18cm round, loose-bottomed cake tin and press down gently with the back of the spoon to level. Set aside to cool, then chill in the fridge for at least one hour to set. 
  3. Remove from the tin and cut into 8 pieces with a sharp knife to get 8 triangular tree-shapes. 
  4. To decorate, mix the icing sugar with 1 ½ tsp-2 tsp water to get a smooth icing that will still hold its shape but can be piped. Add more icing sugar and water if necessary. Place most of the icing into a disposable piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle or cut off the very tip so you have a small 2mm hole. Zig-zag down the ‘trees’ to create a tinsel effect. 
  5. Stick the chocolates, sweets and decorations to the ‘tinsel’ for ‘Christmas baubles’ or use the remaining icing and use as an edible glue to stick the sweets and sprinkles all over.

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As part of a healthy diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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