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
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
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.
Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture evenly in pan. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour or until firm.
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.
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.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
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