Marshmallow Treat Ornaments

These ornaments look good enough to eat!

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) butter
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) miniature or 18 large marshmallows
  • 2-3 tsp (10-15 mL) red or green food coloring
  • 5 cups (1.25 L) crisp rice cereal
  • 16 (5-in./13-cm) pieces thin black or red licorice rope
  • 16 gummy ring candies
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) decorating nonpareils or colored sugar

Directions

  1. Melt butter in Executive (4-qt./3.8-L) Casserole over low heat (do not use stainless cookware). Add marshmallows and stir with Mix ‘N Scraper® until completely melted. Remove from heat; add food coloring and stir until well blended. Add cereal to marshmallow mixture and stir until well coated.

  2. Using Large Scoop, scoop cereal mixture into 16 rounded portions onto Parchment Paper. Fold one piece of licorice rope in half. Wearing plastic gloves, form an indentation for licorice. Insert licorice ends into indentation. Lightly pack scoop into a ball around licorice, leaving a 1½-in. (3-cm) loop at the top. Thread one gummy ring over licorice loop to fit on top of ball at base of loop. Repeat with remaining licorice, cereal mixture and gummy rings.

  3. Place nonpareils into Coating Tray. Roll each ornament in nonpareils to form a narrow stripe around the middle. Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.

Yield:

  • 16  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 130, Total Fat 4.5 g, Saturated Fat 2.5 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Carbohydrate 22 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 105 mg, Fiber 0 g

 

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

½ starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat (1½ carb)

Cook's Tips:

To decorate ornaments with a stripe of nonpareils or colored sugar, roll the ornament on its side back and forth several times to adhere.

Wear plastic gloves when forming cereal mixture into ornaments to avoid staining your hands.

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