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.
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
Spray a 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Pour the cereal into a large bowl.
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.
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.
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.
Skip the cookie cutters, and cut the cereal mixture into bars.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Cutout
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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 Choice2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.