Holiday Balls

Enjoy these colorful and crunchy cereal snack balls made using Cheerios® cereal and marshmallows - perfect for dessert.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 8
 

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

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LOCATION

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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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