Scarecrow Ice Cream Cones

Scarecrow Ice Cream Cones

Looking for a scarecrow shaped dessert for Halloween? Enjoy this recipe made using Honey Nut Chex® cereal, ice cream and decorated with Betty Crocker® white decorator icing and candies.

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1 1/2
quarts (6 cups) vanilla ice cream
cups Honey Nut Chex® cereal
tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker® white decorator icing
pieces candy corn
brown, green and blue candy-coated chocolate candies
cup thin pretzel sticks (2 1/4 inch), broken in half
sugar-style ice cream cones
  1. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Using ice cream scoop or 1/2-cup measuring cup, scoop 12 mounds of ice cream onto cookie sheet. Quickly shape into balls. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and coarsely crush with rolling pin or flat side of meat mallet. Remove ice cream balls from freezer; roll in crushed cereal until well coated. Return to cookie sheet. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Just before serving and using icing to secure candies, decorate each ice cream ball with 1 piece candy corn for nose, 2 chocolate candies for eyes and 8 to 10 pretzel pieces for hair. Top each ice cream ball with ice cream cone hat.
Makes 12 servings (1 scarecrow)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
These ice cream cones can be made with any combination of ice cream and cereal. To make a grown-up version, use coffee-flavored ice cream and cover in chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 312
    • Total Fat 12g
      • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
    • Sodium 205mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 46g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1/2g,
    • Protein 5g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      • 1 Starch;
      • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 3;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.