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Chocolate Cheerios® Marshmallow Bites

Bite-size bars are quick and easy to make with Chocolate Cheerios® cereal.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Crust

1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup Chocolate Cheerios® cereal, crushed
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
cup butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
120
miniature marshmallows (about 1 1/3 cups)

Topping

1/3
cup light corn syrup
2
tablespoons butter
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup milk chocolate chips
2
cups Chocolate Cheerios® cereal

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix all crust ingredients except marshmallows with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Divide evenly among 24 nonstick mini muffin cups (about 2 level teaspoonfuls per cup); press firmly into bottom of each cup.
  • 2 Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Place 5 marshmallows in each cup. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix all topping ingredients except cereal. Heat over medium-low heat just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Immediately spoon cereal mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls over marshmallows, pressing down slightly. Cool about 15 minutes or until firm. Remove from muffin cups; cool completely.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix all crust ingredients except marshmallows with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Divide evenly among 24 nonstick mini muffin cups (about 2 level teaspoonfuls per cup); press firmly into bottom of each cup.
  • 2 Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Place 5 marshmallows in each cup. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix all topping ingredients except cereal. Heat over medium-low heat just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Immediately spoon cereal mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls over marshmallows, pressing down slightly. Cool about 15 minutes or until firm. Remove from muffin cups; cool completely.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To crush Cheerios®, place in resealable plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin until crumbs form.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.