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Jack-o'-Lantern Treats

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Jack-o'-Lantern Treats
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 12
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Treat your guests with these sweet little candies made using Cheerios™ cereal – perfect Halloween dessert.
Updated Sep 5, 2014

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Be sure to use plain Cheerios® cereal for these treats; other varieties will be too sweet.

Nutrition Information

180 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 35g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
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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