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Winter Wonderland Cereal Treats

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

about 10 trees or 6 snowmen

This is a fun recipe to make with kids. They can help by decorating with gumdrops, pretzels and candies. Airheads Sour Belts make sweet scarves; snipped marshmallows work for hats. —Brenda Austin, Manlius, New York
Winter Wonderland Cereal Treats Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Pretzel sticks, assorted candies and/or Fruit Roll-Ups, cut into thin strips
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add cinnamon and marshmallows; stir until blended and marshmallows are melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in cereal until coated. Use mixture to shape trees or snowmen.
  2. For trees, press mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan; cool completely. Cut into triangles.
  3. For snowmen, cool cereal mixture slightly; shape into different-sized balls using buttered hands. Stack balls to make snowmen.
  4. To decorate, attach pretzels, candies and/or Fruit Roll-Ups with frosting. Arrange cereal treats on a platter; surround with coconut. Serve the same day for best texture.

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