Crispy Ginger Men

Crispy Ginger Men

Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack rolls provide a simple addition to these crispy gingerbread men cookies made using Cheerios® cereal – a crunchy dessert.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

10

cookies

3
cups Cheerios® cereal
2
cups coarsely chopped gingersnap cookies (about 30 cookies)
1/4
cup butter
1
bag (10.5 oz) miniature marshmallows (5 1/2 cups)
1/2
cup white vanilla baking chips
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
Assorted decorating candies, if desired
Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack rolls (any flavor), if desired
  1. In large bowl, mix cereal and chopped cookies. In 2-quart nonstick saucepan, melt butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir over medium-low heat until marshmallows are completely melted. Pour over cereal mixture; mix until coated.
  2. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper; spray paper with cooking spray. Spray 3 3/4-inch open gingerbread man cookie cutter with cooking spray; place on cookie sheet. Spray hands well with cooking spray. Firmly pack cereal mixture evenly into cookie cutter, filling cutter completely; push out of cutter. Repeat until all mixture is used. Let stand until set.
  3. In small resealable freezer plastic bag, place baking chips and oil; seal bag. Microwave on High about 1 minute or until softened. Gently squeeze bag until mixture is smooth. Refrigerate 2 minutes or until slightly set. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze bag to pipe melted chips over cookies as desired to decorate, using small dots to attach candy. When decorations are set, cut strips of fruit snack and tie around necks for scarves.
Makes 10 cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
The marshmallow mixture is sticky. Letting it stand for a few minutes decreases the stickiness. It is also helpful to spray a rubber scraper with cooking spray for mixing the marshmallows into the cereal. Also, spray your hands very well to press the mixture into the cookie cutters.
Chop the cookies by hand as you would onions, or crumble them and pulse in a food processor until they are about 1/4-inch pieces. Do not overprocess.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 300mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 57g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 30g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 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;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.