Makes 24 marshmallow bites
Cut out crispy cereal marshmallow bites with your favorite Valentine’s Day cookie cutters. Make hearts, X’s and O’s, or your special sweetie’s name. Garnish with a pink-tinted glaze and sprinkles, and these treats are ready to say I LOVE YOU to someone special.
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 container (16 ounces) white frosting
5 to 10 drops MCCORMICK Red Food Color
1.Line 13” x 9” baking pan with foil. Lightly butter or spray foil with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan, or Dutch oven, on low heat. Add marshmallows; stir constantly until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla until smooth. Quickly add cereal to marshmallow mixture and stir until well coated.
2.Press into prepared pan using a buttered spatula. Let stand until cereal mixture is firm. Cut out with 2-inch cookie cutters or cut into bars.
3.Spoon frosting into medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH, 20 to 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds. (Frosting should be a pourable consistency.) Stir in food color.
4.Dip half of each treat into frosting. Coat with sprinkles, if desired. Place on wax or parchment paper-lined tray. Let stand 20 minutes, or until frosting is dried. Turn treats over. Let stand 20 minutes longer or until firm.
TIP: FOR THE MICROWAVE: Melt butter and marshmallows in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Continue with Step 3.
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