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Create Vibrant Marshmallow Treat Bushes for Your Gingerbread House

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

I make these marshmallow treat bushes EVERY TIME I make a gingerbread house! My now-adult-kids love this portion of the gingerbread house decorating.

Marshmallow Treats (Bushes)

  • 4 cups of mini marshmallows or 40 regular marshmallows

  • 6 cups cereal (I use a mixture of flake cereal and whatever is left in the bottom of the box in the back of the cupboard....a great way of using old cereal)

  • 1/2 stick (or 1/4 cup) margarine

  • Green paste food coloring (or your desired color)

Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat.

Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add dark green food coloring (or desired color).

Cook over low heat for about 3 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Add your choice of cereal.

Stir until well coated. Let cool for a minute or so (but not too long or it will harden in the pan).

WITH YOUR HANDS COATED WITH BUTTER/MARGARINE (so the mix won't stick to hands), scoop out the amount you want and form into bush or tree. You have to work fast. It also helps to place bushes on a glob of frosting so it will stick to the "yard".

Marshmallow treat bushes add great depth to the landscape of a gingerbread house display.


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