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Tree Trimmer Treats™

Spruce up Santa's snack with your little helpers by decorating each tasty ornament shape with frosting and Christmas-colored M&M'S® brand chocolate candies.

Prep Time: 20
Total Time: 40
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 12 (6-inch lengths) red or black string licorice
  • 12 JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • Frosting
  • M&M'S® brand chocolate candies

Directions

1. Fold each licorice piece in half and push ends through centers of 12 miniature marshmallows. Set aside.

2. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add 10 ounces marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using 1/2-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into 12 portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into ornament shape around licorice ends. Cool. Decorate with frosting and M&M'S® brand chocolate candies. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 through 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Note:
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

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