Holiday Balls

Holiday Balls

Enjoy these colorful and crunchy cereal snack balls made using CheeriosĀ® cereal and marshmallows - perfect for dessert.

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tablespoons butter or margarine
large marshmallows
teaspoon green food color
teaspoon vanilla
cups CheeriosĀ® cereal
Small gumdrops, sliced or cut into pieces
  1. Place a sheet of waxed paper on the kitchen counter.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in the food color and vanilla until the mixture is evenly colored. Stir in the cereal until it is evenly coated.
  4. 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.
Makes 8 balls
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
All-Season Snack
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:

1 Serving (1 Ball)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 47g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 26g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.