Holiday Cereal Bears

Crunchy treats with marshmallow and cereal are always a favorite, and these, with chocolate flavor and fun animal shapes, are sure to be hits.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 7

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
(10-oz.) pkg. regular marshmallows
6
cups Nestlé® Nesquik™ Cereal
1
tablespoon chocolate chips
7
small candy hearts
7
miniature red candy-coated chocolate baking bits
14
miniature blue candy-coated chocolate baking bits
21
miniature green candy-coated chocolate baking bits
Red chewy fruit snack rolls (from 4.5-oz. pkg.)
  • 1 Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows; cook until marshmallows are melted, stirring frequently. Stir in cereal until well coated. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, line large cookie sheet with waxed paper; spray paper with nonstick cooking spray. Spray inside of 5 to 6-inch open bear cookie cutter. Place sprayed cookie cutter on sprayed waxed paper. Generously butter or spray hands and fingers.
  • 3 Press cereal mixture into cookie cutter, packing tightly. Remove cookie cutter; place in different spot on waxed paper. Continue forming bears until all mixture is used. If necessary, respray cookie cutter.
  • 4 Place chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave an additional 20 seconds. Attach candy heart to each bear with small amount of melted chocolate.
  • 5 With melted chocolate, attach red baking bits for noses, blue baking bits for eyes and green baking bits for buttons. Cut strips of chewy fruit snack rolls and tie around neck of each bear. Let stand 30 minutes to set. Wrap each bear in plastic wrap; tie ribbon around neck.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bear
    Calories
    365
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    290mg
    290%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    67g
    67%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    41g
    41%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    16%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    12%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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