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Dec 5, 2012

Marshmellow Treat Ornaments


I love trying new recipes for the holidays but bringing out the classics as well! This is a delicious combo of both. The classic rice crispy treat but with a new holiday twist. I found this recipe from the Pampered Chef cookbook Festive Holiday Desserts, if you're interested.

Here's the recipe:
6 tbsp butter
2 1/2 cups miniature or 18 large marshmellows
2-3 tsp red or green food coloring
5 cups crisp rice cereal
16 pieces of thin licorice (twizzlers/red vines)
16 gummy ring candies
3 tbsp decorating sugar or sprinkles

1. Melt butter over LOW heat (non-stick pot or skillet works best). Add marshmellows once butter is totally melted and stir. When marshmellows are completely melted and mixed in with butter remove mixture from heat and add food coloring and stir until well blended. Add cereal to marshmellow mixture and stir until well coated.

2. Using a large scoop, scoop cereal mixture into 16 rounded portions onto parchment paper. Fold one piece of licorice in half. Wearing plastic gloves, form an indention for licorice. Insert licorice ends into indentation. Lightly pack scoop into ball around licorice, leaving a loop at the top. Thread one gummy over the loop.

3. Place sugar into coating tray. Roll each ornament in nonpareils (sugar/sprinkles) to form a narrow strip around the middle. Store in a room temperature container until ready to serve.

(On a personal note you need to leave a little time for the balls to cool slightly otherwise the licorice pulls right out and they fall apart easily)

Happy Holiday Baking,


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