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Friday, September 26, 2008

Halloween Cereal Balls


With Halloween around the corner, you may worry about your child's intake of candy and other sugary treats. Obviously, kids love to fill the trick or treat bags with candy. While the candy bag fills, thoughts of tummy aches and dentist visits fill the heads of parents. But, there are tasty, healthy alternatives to give out this Halloween. Here is a great recipe for Halloween Cereal Bars.


Halloween Cereal Balls
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 package (10 oz.) marshmallows
2 Tablespoons orange-flavored gelatin
6 cups crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup candy corn
· Combine margarine and marshmallows in 2-quart glass bowl. Microwave (high), uncovered, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed. Add orange gelatin; mix until combined. Stir in cereal until well coated. Mix in candy corn. Cool enough to handle.
· With buttered hands, form mixture into 24 balls. Place on waxed paper until cool. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap for storage.
· Tips: Pieces of cut black licorice can be substituted for candy corn.
· Mixture can be pressed into greased 13x9-inch baking pan and cut into squares for serving.
Per Serving: 85 calories, 1 g. protein, 2 g. fat, 119 mg. sodium, 0 mg. cholesterol.

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