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Crispy Christmas Trees

 Crispy Christmas Trees
These holiday novelties will draw admiring comments wherever you serve them— a sprinkle of sugar supplies a yuletide touch to each fanciful hand-shaped creation.
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups pastel miniature marshmallows
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Green decorator's sugar
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, melt butter. Stir in marshmallows; cook and stir
  • over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal and
  • pecans. Let cool just enough to handle.
  • With greased hands, shape into trees. (Work quickly as the cereal
  • hardens quickly and becomes difficult to form.) Roll in green sugar.
  • Place on a serving tray; dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield:
  • about 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 57 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 58 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.