Cereal Cutouts

The Cheerios® Cookbook shares a recipe! The sky's the limit when it comes to crafting cereal cutouts. Choose hearts, stars or animals, or stick with circles and let your child go crazy with the decorator icing.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

10
cups Cheerios™ cereal
1/3
cup butter or margarine
1
bag (10.5 oz) miniature marshmallows (6 cups)
1/2
teaspoon food color (any color)
Betty Crocker™ decorator icing (from 4.25-oz tube), if desired
Assorted candies or small gumdrops, if desired
  • 1 Spray a 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Pour the cereal into a large bowl.
  • 2 Place the butter and marshmallows in a 2-quart saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • 3 Stir in the food color until the mixture is evenly colored. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir until it is evenly coated. Pour the mixture into the pan. With the buttered back of a spoon, press the mixture in the pan until it is even. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 With 2-inch cookie cutters, cut the mixture into shapes. Decorate the cutouts using the decorator icing to attach the candies. Store the cutouts in a loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

Skip the cookie cutters, and cut the cereal mixture into bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cutout
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.