Easy Christmas Tree Scotcheroos

Just a few simple changes transforms your favorite Scotcheroo recipe into a holiday treat.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 trees


  • 1 cup Karo┬« Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini candy-coated chocolate pieces and/or other mini candies to decorate
  • 16 stick pretzels or mini peanut butter cups


  1. Cook corn syrup and sugar together in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Bring mixture to a boil.  Remove from heat.  Stir in peanut butter and food coloring; mix well.  Add cereal; stir until evenly coated.

    Pour into two greased 8 or 9-inch round cake pans and pat into place.  Cool at least 45 minutes, or until firm.  Cut each circle into 8 triangles and remove from pan. 

    Melt chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly.  Drizzle over cereal and top with candies.  Use the chocolate to stick a peanut butter cup or pretzel on as the trunk of the tree.