With No-Bake Fluffernutter Tree Cookies, you can make an easy and festive Christmas treat with just 6 ingredients (including peanut butter and marshmallows). Great to make with kids for the holidays.
Each year, I like to get my kids involved in our Christmas cookies. They've helped me make most of the cookies you've seen in this series over the years. But, this year, I wanted to take it a little further – so, this year, I let my 8-year-old daughter Emmie think up her own recipe.
It really was a fun process. She is super creative! Emmie knew that she wanted to make some kind of tree cookie, so I helped her find a few ingredients that might work well together. She also thought up the idea of using M&M's as ornaments. Once we were done, I was told I had to give her full credit on this blog post. 🙂
From there, No-Bake Fluffernutter Tree Cookies were born! I love how these cookies turned out (in both taste and looks). They are super cute, really easy/fun to make with kids, and are delicious (just like the fluffernutter sandwich you know and love from childhood).
I mixed up the ingredients over the stove, and once the mixture was cool enough to work with, I let Emmie kind of do her own thing. We used a butter knife to shape the sides of the tree and she loved putting the M&M “ornaments” on their Christmas trees. If you're looking to get your kids involved in the kitchen this holiday season, these no-bake cookies are the perfect way to do it!
See the recipe for No-Bake Fluffernutter Tree Cookies below…
No-Bake Fluffernutter Tree Cookies
- 10 oz mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 15 drops green food coloring
- 5 cups corn flakes cereal
- 1 bag M&Ms
- In a large saucepan, melt together peanut butter and marshmallows. Stir in vanilla extract and food coloring.
- Remove pan from heat. Quickly stir in corn flakes until coated and blended.
- Remove about 1/2 cup of corn flake mixture at a time. On a silicone mat (or parchment paper), form mixture into trees. Using a flat-edge or butter knife helps form the sides. Add M&Ms as ornaments.
And with that, we wrap up this year's Christmas cookie series! Hope you guys have enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it together. If you'd like to see other posts in this blog series, click here.