Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cheerio Christmas Trees

A fun idea from Betty Crocker.

6cups Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal
6tablespoons butter or margarine
4 1/2cups miniature marshmallows

Green food color

Red cinnamon candies or sliced gumdrops
1.Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
2.Pour the cereal into a 4-quart bowl. Set the bowl aside.
3.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.
4.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.
5.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.
6.Press the candies into the trees to decorate. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store the trees in a loosely covered container.


Jennifer Moore said...

Would M&Ms work instead of the red hots or gumdrops? Or would they melt?