Snowball Surprises

The Cheerios® Cookbook shares a recipe! Surprise the kids with a snowball in their lunch box. They'll be the envy of the lunchroom!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1/3
cup sugar
1/2
cup light corn syrup
1/2
cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
3
cups Frosted Cheerios™ cereal
1
to 2 tablespoons Betty Crocker™ candy sprinkles
20
small candies

  • 1 Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. In 3-quart saucepan, heat sugar and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring frequently, just until mixture starts to boil. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter until melted and smooth.
  • 2 Stir in cereal until evenly coated. Cool about 5 minutes. While the mixture is cooling, place candy sprinkles in shallow dish.
  • 3 Lightly spray hands with cooking spray. For each snack, shape 1/4 cup cereal mixture around one small candy. Immediately roll each in candy sprinkles to coat. Place snacks on cookie sheet. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store in loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

Need candy ideas? Try miniature milk chocolate candy drops or pieces, small gumdrops, chocolate-covered raisins, miniature marshmallows or candy-coated chocolate-covered peanuts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Snack
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.