The Cheerios® Cookbook shares a recipe! Gather a group of crafty kids to create edible holiday table decorations.
cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
tablespoons butter or margarine
cups miniature marshmallows
Betty Crocker™ green gel food color
Betty Crocker™ red cinnamon decors or sliced gumdrops
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
Pour the cereal into a 4-quart bowl. Set the bowl aside.
Place the butter and marshmallows in a 3-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 the cereal is evenly coated.
Lightly spray your hands with cooking spray. For each tree, shape about 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into a Christmas tree shape on the cookie sheet.
Press the candies into the trees to decorate. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store the trees in a loosely covered container.
Personalize the trees using Betty Crocker® decorator icing (from 4.25-oz tube) and use as place cards. Use the icing to add a garland.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Tree
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- 4 1/2g
- 4 1/2%
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.