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Jack-o'-Lantern Treats

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 12 servings

Treat your guests with these sweet little candies made using Cheerios™ cereal – perfect Halloween dessert.

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
bag (10.5 oz) miniature marshmallows (5 1/2 cups)
1/2
teaspoon orange paste food color
6
cups Cheerios™ cereal
2
tubes (0.68 oz each) black decorating gel
1
tube (0.68 oz) green decorating gel

Steps

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly, until melted. Remove from heat; stir in food color until blended. Stir in Cheerios™.
  • 2 With damp or lightly greased hands, press mixture in even layer in prepared pan. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cut with 3-inch pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter.
  • 3 Pipe black decorating gel onto each cereal treat to look like jack-o’-lantern face. Pipe green decorating gel for stem. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly, until melted. Remove from heat; stir in food color until blended. Stir in Cheerios™.
  • 2 With damp or lightly greased hands, press mixture in even layer in prepared pan. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cut with 3-inch pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter.
  • 3 Pipe black decorating gel onto each cereal treat to look like jack-o’-lantern face. Pipe green decorating gel for stem. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

Be sure to use plain Cheerios® cereal for these treats; other varieties will be too sweet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
0%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
0%
Sodium
135mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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