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Bicycle Crispies

 Bicycle Crispies
Assorted candies and prepared frosting turn popular crisp rice cereal bars into these two-wheel treats from our Test Kitchen. Older children can help prepare the rice cereal mixtures, while the younger ones can decorate the cycles.
6 ServingsPrep: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) large marshmallows, divided
  • 3 tablespoons plus 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 6 cups chocolate-flavored crisp rice cereal
  • 3 cups plain crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • 9 Life Savers
  • 6 pretzel sticks
  • 12 Tart 'n' Tinys candies or M&M's miniature baking bits

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat 40 marshmallows and 3
  • tablespoons butter, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until
  • melted. Stir in chocolate rice cereal. With buttered hands, press
  • into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. In another large microwave-safe
  • bowl, melt 20 marshmallows with remaining butter, uncovered, on high
  • for 1-2 minutes. Stir in plain rice cereal. With buttered hands,
  • press into a greased 9-in. square pan.
  • Invert both pans onto cutting boards. Using a 2-1/2-in. round
  • biscuit cutter, cut 12 circles from chocolate cereal mixture. Using
  • a 2-1/2-in. triangle or Christmas tree cookie cutter, cut six
  • triangles from plain cereal mixture.
  • For each bicycle, place one triangle point down on work surface;
  • gently press two circles on either side of triangle for wheels.
  • Using a #3 round pastry tip, pipe frosting spokes onto wheels and

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Bicycle Crispies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • outline triangles.
  • For bicycle seat, attach a Life Saver with frosting to one side of
  • triangle top. Insert a pretzel stick into one wheel; angle toward
  • center of bicycle. For handlebars, cut one Life Saver in half;
  • attach near the top of pretzel stick. Press a Tart 'n' candy into
  • the center of each wheel. Yield: 6 bicycles.