Holiday Balls

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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