No-Bake Holiday Treats

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Everyone's sweet on this no-bake holiday treat--crunchy cereal mixed with gooey marshmallows and decorated with glittery sugar magic. Pop some in boxes for gifts, too.

Recipe from Betty Crocker
No-Bake Holiday Treats
SERVINGS
16
PREP TIME
20 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr 20 mins
by 4  people
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Ingredients
  • 6   cups Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal
  • 1/3  cup butter or margarine
  • 4 1/2  cups miniature or 48 large marshmallows
  • 5   ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating
  •  Edible glitter, colored sugar or candy sprinkles, as desired
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Directions
1. 
Butter bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. In very large bowl, place cereal. In 3-quart saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Pour over cereal; stir until cereal is well coated.
2. 
Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture evenly in pan. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour or until firm.
3. 
Loosen edges of cereal mixture with metal spatula; remove from pan. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters about 1 inch deep. In small bowl, microwave candy coating on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Dip tops of treats in coating, or drizzle coating over top of each. Sprinkle with edible glitter.
No-Bake Cereal Surprises:
1. 
In very large bowl, place cereal. In 3-quart saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Pour over cereal; stir until cereal is well coated. Let stand 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. For each treat, lightly butter hands and shape 1/4 cup cereal mixture around 1 large gumdrop or milk chocolate candy drop or piece. Immediately roll each in candy sprinkles.
Tip:
1. 
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 190, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 28, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 18, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 389, vit. C (mg) 4, sodium (mg) 140, calcium (mg) 61, iron (mg) 3, Starch () 1, Other Carb () 2, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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