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Marshmallow Monkey Business

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.

Makes

20 servings

Just like kids, I love fun treats, and these really fit the bill. Plus, they are so easy to make and package! I wrapped these in cello bags with twist ties. As a variation, make the crispy treat with 3 tablespoons of peanut butter and reduce the butter to 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons.—Susan Scarborough, Fernandina Beach, Florida
Marshmallow Monkey Business Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried banana chips
  • 20 wooden pop sticks
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried banana chips

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat marshmallows and butter until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in cereal and banana chips; mix well. Cool for 3 minutes.
  2. Transfer mixture to waxed paper; divide into 20 portions. With buttered hands, shape each portion around a wooden pop stick to resemble a small banana.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip ends of "bananas" in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with peanuts and banana chips. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 235 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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