Cereal Cutouts

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



Total Time




16 to 20


cups Cheerios® cereal
cup butter or margarine
bag (10.5 oz) miniature marshmallows (6 cups)
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.
Makes 16 to 20 cutouts
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Skip the cookie cutters, and cut the cereal mixture into bars.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cutout)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 210mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.