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Cute Dr. Seuss Lorax Truffula Trees (Coconut Marshmallows)

Looking for a fun treat to make with the kids? These Dr. Seuss Lorax Truffula Trees snacks are so yummy and delicious plus they are gorgeous!

Sr. Seuss is a famous author knows for some of the most classic books of our childhood. My daughter is 2 and she LOVES everything Dr. Seuss. 

We have SO many of the books and she is always asking us to read them to her. She loves all of the bright colors and of course the fun stories.

Truffula Trees Recipe: A Whimsical, Edible Forest from Dr. Seuss!

Who doesn’t love the magical world of Dr. Seuss? If you’re a fan of “The Lorax,” or simply adore delightful treats that are as easy to make as they are fun to look at, our Truffula Trees recipe is for you! With colorful Candy Melts, fluffy large marshmallows, and a sprinkle of shredded coconut, you’ll create an edible, whimsical forest that’s perfect for parties, kids’ events, or just because.


What are Candy Melts?

Candy Melts are flavored wafers designed for easy melting and molding. They come in a variety of colors.

Can I use regular chocolate instead of Candy Melts?

Yes, you can, but Candy Melts offer more vibrant colors and are easier to work with for this particular recipe.

Do I have to use shredded coconut?

The coconut adds texture and resembles the “fur” of Truffula Trees, but it’s optional.

Dr. Seuss Truffula Trees

These snacks are so fun! If you are looking for a fun snack to make with the kids in relation to the Lorax movie (or book!) look no further!

Tips and Tricks

  1. Prep Ahead: Lay out wax paper or silicone mats for easy transfer and cleanup.
  2. Double Dip: For a richer color, consider double-dipping the marshmallows in the Candy Melts.
  3. Quick Chill: Use a refrigerator to speed up the setting time for the Candy Melts.


  1. Fruit Flavors: Use flavored extracts to give each color a different taste.
  2. Edible Glitter: Add some sparkle to your Truffula Trees for extra magic.
  3. Mini Trees: Use mini marshmallows to create a miniature forest.

Where to Serve

These Truffula Trees are perfect for themed parties, Dr. Seuss reading events, or any fun, casual gathering. They also make charming edible gifts!


Place them in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to a week. Avoid refrigerating, as moisture can make the marshmallows soggy.

These snacks are made with marshmallows, melted candy and coconut shavings. So simple! Brightly colored straws really make these fun treats stand out.

If you are using these as a part of a party display or something else fun, be sure to grab some mason jars to fit them into. You can arrange them by color or you can mix up the colors for even more fun.

A great way to get the kids involved with minimal mess is to have them squeeze the ziplock bag filled with coconut shavings and food coloring and make sure that every piece is covered with color.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  1. Melting Mess: If the Candy Melts are too hot, they can make the marshmallows melt. Make sure to cool the melted candy a bit before dipping.
  2. Coconut Clumping: Spread the shredded coconut thinly on a plate to make it easier to roll the marshmallows.
  3. Wobbly Trees: If the Candy Melts aren’t set, the trees may wobble or fall apart. Make sure they are completely set before moving.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

  1. Color Mixing: Let kids choose and mix Candy Melt colors.
  2. Coconut Rolling: Kids will love rolling the dipped marshmallows in shredded coconut.
  3. Decorating: Allow them to add their personal touch, like edible glitter or sprinkles.

Topping Options

  1. Sprinkles: Adds texture and more color.
  2. Chopped Nuts: For a crunchy alternative to coconut.
  3. Edible Flowers: To make your edible forest even more magical.

What is needed for these cute Truffula Trees?

These gorgeous Paper Drinking Straws in Assorted Colors: that are in beautiful bright spring colors. Plus this Assorted Neon Food Coloring set that will work so well with the straw colors!

You will also need some small bowls, spoons, and snack sized zip lock bags.

Where should I serve these adorable Truffula Trees?

If you are having a rainbow party, or a party with a neon colored theme–these treats would be great for the display table or snack table. 

A Dr. Seuss party would be fun, or even just if you want to get in the kitchen with your kids to keep them busy!

Let me know if you make these fun treats!!

Why This Recipe Works

The brilliance of the Truffula Trees recipe lies in its delightful aesthetic and surprisingly simple assembly. With just three primary ingredients, you have everything you need to create treats that not only taste good but also serve as decorative centerpieces. The Candy Melts provide vibrant hues and easy workability, marshmallows offer a fluffy, sweet base, and the shredded coconut gives that final, authentic Truffula touch. Whether for a special event or an ordinary day in need of some extraordinary fun, this recipe is your passport to a magical, edible forest that Dr. Seuss himself would be proud of!

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Dr. Seuss Lorax Truffula Trees Snack For Kids
Yield: 12-24 treats

Dr. Seuss Lorax Truffula Trees Snack For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These super cute Dr. Seuss Lorax Truffala Trees are a cute snack for kids and a great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss!


  • Candy Melts (in every color you want to make)
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Large Marshmallows


  1. 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.
  2. Pour into small bowls and let air dry.
  3. Melt the candy coating according to package directions. 
  4. While melting the chocolate take care not to burn it.
  5. Slide the paper straws into one end of the marshmallows, gently, as to not break the straw. 
  6. If using lollipop sticks, dip the stick into chocolate first then insert into the marshmallow. Allow about 4- 5 mins for the chocolate to dry. 
  7. Dip the marshmallows into the chocolate.
  8. Gently shake off the excess.
  9. Roll coated marshmallows into the corresponding color coconut shreds. Let air dry for 15-20 mins 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 72Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 42mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 0g

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