Make a special treat for yourself and your children by making these cute Lorax Truffula Trees. Large marshmallows are dipped into melted chocolate and rolled in colorful coconut flakes for a yummy treat that looks just like a Lorax Truffula Tree.
These Lorax Truffula Trees are perfect for snacks or dessert. This marshmallow treat would be great to serve at children’s birthday parties.
Add them to your children’s lunches as a special treat. Add these to treat bags at parties.
You can whip up this simple treat within minutes.
You can make a large batch of Lorax Truffula Trees and keep them stored in an airtight container or make just a few of this coconut marshmallow treats at a time.
This is a budget-friendly snack that only requires some marshmallows, coconut shreds, gel food dye, and chocolate.
They are so easy to make even your children can help you create these cute Lorax Truffula Trees.
In less than 45 minutes, you’ll have soft, coconut marshmallows ready to enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE LORAX TRUFFULA TREES
Large marshmallows are dipped into melted chocolate and rolled in colored coconut flakes for a delicious snack or dessert the whole family will enjoy!
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
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- Measuring Spoons – I LOVE my set of these!
- Small Bowls
- Snack sized Ziplock bags
- Electric or Neon Gel Food Coloring
- Decorative Paper Straws
LORAX TRUFFULA TREE INGREDIENTS
This fun and easy Lorax Truffula Tree recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious dessert or snack your family will love.
You can easily find all of these ingredients at your local grocery store or through online stores like Amazon.
All you need is:
- electric or neon gel food coloring
- candy melts (in every color you want to make)
- shredded coconut
- some large marshmallows
LORAX TRUFFULA TREE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Begin by adding shredded coconut to small ziplock bags with one drop of gel food coloring and seal the bag.
Shake and squeeze the color throughout the bag coating all of the coconut flakes.
Pour into small bowls and let the coconut flakes air dry.
Next, melt the candy coating according to package directions. While melting the chocolate take care not to burn it.
Slide the paper straws into one end of the marshmallows, gently, as to not break the straw.
If using lollipop sticks, dip the stick into chocolate first then insert it into the marshmallow.
Allow about 4- 5 mins for the chocolate to dry. Dip the marshmallows into the melted chocolate.
Gently shake off the excess. Roll the chocolate-dipped marshmallows into the corresponding color of coconut flakes.
Let the Lorax Truffula Trees air dry for 15-20 mins.
In less than 45 minutes, you’ll have cheerful marshmallow coconut treats that are sure to become a new favorite!
LORAX TRUFFULA TREE TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made coconut marshmallow balls, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE TRUFFULA TREES?
Since this recipe uses simple ingredients you can make it quickly. This Lorax Truffula Tree recipe takes approximately 43 minutes if you are making a large batch. TOTAL. This includes:
- About 3 minutes to fill bags with coconut flakes and add food dye
- Close to 10 minutes to shake and squeeze the color all over the coconut flakes and allow to air dry
- Around 5 minutes to dip the marshmallows into the melted chocolate
- 25 minutes to dip the chocolate-coated marshmallows into the coconut flakes and allow to dry
HOW DO I STORE LORAX TRUFFULA TREES?
You can store Lorax Truffula Trees in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 2 weeks.
CAN I MAKE TRUFFULA TREES AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can easily make Lorax Truffula Trees the day before serving.
Simply store them in an airtight container in a cool place until ready to serve.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH LORAX TRUFFULA TREES?
Lorax Truffula Trees go well with a wide variety of snacks. These recipes would be great to serve together at a child’s birthday party.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Monster Mash Bark
- Sugar Cookie Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Rainbow Ice Cream
- Mermaid Tail Cupcakes
- Silly Monster Pretzels
DO I USE SWEETENED OR UNSWEETENED COCONUT SHREDS?
You can use either sweetened or unsweetened coconut shreds to make this recipe.
Sweetened shredded coconut will add extra sweetness to this treat.
CAN I USE LARGE COCONUT FLAKES TO MAKE LORAX TRUFFULA TREES?
Yes, you can use any size of shredded coconut to make this Truffula Tree recipe.
The finer shredded coconut will adhere to the marshmallows easier than the large shredded coconut.
No matter what size you use, it’ll still taste great and be a fun treat for your children.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS TRUFFULA TREE RECIPE?
This fun Lorax Truffula Tree recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try using a food injector and injecting jelly, peanut butter, or Nutella into the center of the marshmallow for a fun surprise. YUM!
LORAX TRUFFULA TREE RECIPE
LORAX TRUFFULA TREE
- Candy Melts in every color you want to make
- Shredded Coconut
- Large Marshmallows
- Add shredded coconut to small ziplock bags with one drop of gel food coloring and seal the bad.
- Shake and squeeze the color throughout the bag coating all of the coconut.
- Pour into small bowls and let air dry.
- Melt the candy coating according to package directions.
- While melting the chocolate take care not to burn it.
- Slide the paper straws into one end of the marshmallows, gently, as to not break the straw.
- If using lollipop sticks, dip the stick into chocolate first then insert it into the marshmallow. Allow about 4-
- 5 mins for the chocolate to dry.
- Dip the marshmallows into the chocolate.
- Gently shake off the excess.
- Roll coated marshmallows into the corresponding color coconut shreds.
- Let air dry for 15-20 mins
I hope you enjoy this fun Lorax-inspired recipe as much as my family does!
If you get a chance to try it, let us know! Leave us a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #Kellysthoughtsonthings so we can see what amazing meals you are cooking up!