Crispy Cocoa Creatures

Create a whole zoo of these animal-shaped cookies.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1/4
cup margarine or butter
1
tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1
(10 1/2-oz.) pkg. miniature marshmallows
6
cups chocolate-flavor crisp rice cereal
1/4
cup candy corn, small candies, shoe string licorice and/or miniature chips, if desired
  • 1 In large saucepan, combine margarine, cocoa, cinnamon and marshmallows; cook over medium heat until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth and creamy, stirring constantly. Stir in crisp rice cereal. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Spray open metal or plastic cookie cutters of desired shapes with nonstick cooking spray. Grease large piece of waxed paper and place on work surface. With buttered hands, firmly press cereal mixture into 1-inch-thick rectangle. With sprayed cutters, cut out cookies; place on sprayed waxed paper. Press scraps together and re-cut. (Respray cookie cutters as necessary). Decorate cookies with candies. Let stand until set. Wrap each cookie individually in plastic wrap.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Small Cookie
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    40g
    40%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    25g
    25%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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