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Tie Dyed Aliens

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 25 servings
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Try this delectable marshmallow and Trix® cereal dessert coated with melted chocolate - a perfect addition to your Halloween menu.

Ingredients

6
cups Trix™ cereal
3
tablespoons butter
4
cups miniature marshmallows
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup white candy melts or coating wafers (3 oz)
13
pretzel sticks, broken in half
50
candy-coated chocolate candies

Steps

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In large bowl, place cereal.
  • 2 In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and vanilla; stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Remove from heat. Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal in bowl, stirring until well coated. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 With greased hands, roll 1/4 cup cereal mixture into ball. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining cereal mixture. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts uncovered on High 1 minute. Dip 1 end of each pretzel stick into melted candy; attach to balls to look like antennae. Spoon remaining melted candy into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze bag to pipe melted candy onto chocolate candies. Attach 2 chocolate candies to front of each ball for eyes.
  • 1 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In large bowl, place cereal.
  • 2 In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and vanilla; stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Remove from heat. Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal in bowl, stirring until well coated. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 With greased hands, roll 1/4 cup cereal mixture into ball. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining cereal mixture. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts uncovered on High 1 minute. Dip 1 end of each pretzel stick into melted candy; attach to balls to look like antennae. Spoon remaining melted candy into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze bag to pipe melted candy onto chocolate candies. Attach 2 chocolate candies to front of each ball for eyes.

Expert Tips

For flexible antennae, try using candy sour straws cut into 2-inch pieces instead of pretzels.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
0%
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
Sodium
70mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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