String and Eat Necklaces

Kids can have fun making food by the foot with "O's" and candies that may just be in your cupboard.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
pieces (about 36 inches each) red shoestring licorice
1/3
cup Cheerios™ cereal
1
roll (1.5 oz) brightly colored, ring-shaped gummy candy
1
package (1 1/4 oz) pastel-colored tube-shaped licorice candies
1/2
cup colored miniature marshmallows
1
tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 Onto each piece of shoestring licorice, string an arrangement of cereal, candies and marshmallows (to prevent stickiness, dip 1 end of licorice into powdered sugar before poking licorice through each marshmallow).
  • 2 When each licorice is 3/4 full, tie ends of licorice together into a double knot to make a necklace.

Expert Tips

A single Cheerios cereal "O" measures about 1/2 inch across, so it takes about 24 O's to make a foot.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Necklace
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
5),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1/2g
1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.