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Cereal Birds' Nests

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Cereal Birds' Nests
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 9
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Marshmallows, cereal and candy is all you need to create these sweet birds' nest treats.
Updated May 16, 2022

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups large marshmallows plus 9 marshmallows
  • 3 3/4 cups Fiber One™ original bran cereal (from 16.2-oz box)
  • 2 tablespoons from 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Creamy White Frosting
  • 5 banana stretchy and tangy taffy candies (from 6-oz bag)
  • 9 orange slice candies (wedges)
  • 18 miniature chocolate chips

Steps

  • 1
    In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter and 3 cups of the marshmallows uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after every minute, until smooth. Gently stir in cereal until thoroughly coated.
  • 2
    Spray 1/2 cup measuring cup with cooking spray. Measure rounded 1/2 cupfuls cereal mixture onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Shape into nest shapes.
  • 3
    To make the birds, cut feet, beaks and wings out of the taffy candy. Adhere to each of the remaining 9 marshmallows with a small amount of the frosting. Cut tops off orange slice candies; use frosting to adhere on top of each marshmallow for crest. Place 2 miniature chocolate chips on front of each marshmallow with frosting for eyes. Place 1 marshmallow in each of the cereal nests.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Get the kids involved! Have fun with different candies to decorate your birds.
  • tip 2
    Cut the candies and have them all ready to go, making it fun and quick for the kids to create these little cuties.

Nutrition

400 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 80g Total Carbohydrate, 36g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
160mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
80g
27%
Dietary Fiber
11g
47%
Sugars
36g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 5 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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