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Holiday Balls

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 30 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Enjoy these colorful and crunchy cereal snack balls made using Cheerios® cereal and marshmallows - perfect for dessert.

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter or margarine
40
large marshmallows
1/2
teaspoon green food color
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups Cheerios™ cereal
Small gumdrops, sliced or cut into pieces

Steps

  • 1 Place a sheet of waxed paper on the kitchen counter.
  • 2 Place the butter and 32 of the marshmallows in a 3-quart saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • 3 Stir in the food color and vanilla until the mixture is evenly colored. Stir in the cereal until it is evenly coated.
  • 4 Lightly spray your hands with cooking spray. For each ball, shape about 1/2 cup cereal mixture into a ball around 1 of the remaining marshmallows. Press the gumdrop pieces into the balls to decorate. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store the balls in a loosely covered container.
  • 1 Place a sheet of waxed paper on the kitchen counter.
  • 2 Place the butter and 32 of the marshmallows in a 3-quart saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • 3 Stir in the food color and vanilla until the mixture is evenly colored. Stir in the cereal until it is evenly coated.
  • 4 Lightly spray your hands with cooking spray. For each ball, shape about 1/2 cup cereal mixture into a ball around 1 of the remaining marshmallows. Press the gumdrop pieces into the balls to decorate. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store the balls in a loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

You don't have to wait for a holiday to create these yummy cereal balls. Make them whatever color you like--whenever you like.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Ball
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
26g
26%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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