Enjoy these colorful and crunchy cereal snack balls made using Cheerios® cereal and marshmallows - perfect for dessert.
tablespoons butter or margarine
teaspoon green food color
cups Cheerios™ cereal
Small gumdrops, sliced or cut into pieces
Place a sheet of waxed paper on the kitchen counter.
Place the butter and 32 of the 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 and vanilla until the mixture is evenly colored. Stir in the cereal until it is evenly coated.
Lightly spray your hands with cooking spray. For each ball, shape about 1/2 cup cereal mixture into a ball around 1 of the remaining marshmallows. Press the gumdrop pieces into the balls to decorate. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store the balls in a loosely covered container.
You don't have to wait for a holiday to create these yummy cereal balls. Make them whatever color you like--whenever you like.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Ball
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 2 1/2g,
- 2 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 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; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.