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Cherry & Almond Crispy Squares Recipe
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Cherry & Almond Crispy Squares Recipe

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This grown-up version of a kiddie favorite will please the whole family. Everyone will agree it's delicious! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3 cups salted roasted almonds, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cherries, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 square equals 205 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Stir in the cereal, 1 cup almonds and 1 cup cherries.
  2. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Sprinkle with remaining almonds and cherries; gently press onto cereal mixture. Cool. Cut into squares. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry & Almond Crispy Squares in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p51

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"These are a delicious and easy dessert. Mine were a bit crumbly."

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