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Cherry & Almond Crispy Squares

 Cherry & Almond Crispy Squares
This grown-up version of a kiddie favorite will please the whole family. Everyone will agree it's delicious! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.