Christmas Noodle Trees

Christmas Noodle Trees

These easy-to-make trees are a fun family activity.

20 min. prep time
15 servings
000 Ratings


1 (10.5-ounce) package (6 cups) miniature marshmallows
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon green food color
1 (6-ounce) package (4 cups) chow mein noodles*
1 tablespoon red cinnamon candies
8 small gumdrops, halved**


Combine butter and marshmallows in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth (4 to 6 minutes). Stir in peanut butter, vanilla and food color; mix well. Add noodles; quickly stir until well coated.

Place a large sheet of waxed paper onto counter. Lightly spray a tablespoon with no-stick cooking spray. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of mixture onto waxed paper. Shape mixture into trees with lightly greased fingers, working quickly so mixture does not harden.

Immediately decorate trees with candies using cinnamon candies for ornaments and gumdrop halves for trunk. Let stand until firm (about 30 minutes). Store in loosely covered container between sheets of waxed paper.

*Substitute 4 cups rice noodles.

**Substitute 15 pretzel nuggets.

Recipe Tip

- If cinnamon candies do not stick, use a dab of honey or light corn syrup as glue.

- For a gift idea, wrap trees in decorative plastic food wrap and tie with a ribbon.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 180

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 100mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #12661©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
0 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval


Your friend thought you might be interested in Christmas Noodle Trees

Latest Blog

What in the World Can You Dip in Chocolate?
January 6, 2016 by Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen

Chocolate’s complex flavor brings out the sweetness and tanginess of fruit, mellows the heat of peppers, and comes alive when introduced to a little bit of salt. The real question should be, “What can’t you dip in chocolate?” More ...

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.


    Welcome Back!

    If you are already a member, please sign in.

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window