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Christmas Trees

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Christmas Trees
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 18
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Green food color
  • Red cinnamon candies or sliced gumdrops

Directions

  • 1
    Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Pour the cereal into a 4-quart bowl. Set the bowl aside.
  • 2
    Place the butter and marshmallows in a 3-quart saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • 3
    Stir in the food color until the mixture is evenly colored. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir until the cereal is evenly coated.
  • 4
    Lightly spray your hands with cooking spray. For each tree, shape about 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into a Christmas tree shape on the cookie sheet.
  • 5
    Press the candies into the trees to decorate. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store the trees in a loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    These treats make great table decorations for a children's holiday party. Let each child personalize his or her tree as they please. Use decorator icing to make a garland.

Nutrition Information

120 Calories, 4 1/2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 20g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tree
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
40
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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