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Crispy Star Pops

 Crispy Star Pops
These patriotic pops are a hit at our annual Fourth of July get-together. Serve them as an after-picnic dessert. Or slip them into cellophane bags, tie on ribbons and give them as favors.—Colleen Sturma, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
15 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 12 cups Rice Krispies
  • 12 Popsicle sticks
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening
  • Red, white and blue sprinkles

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, heat marshmallows and butter until melted. Remove
  • from the heat; stir in cereal and mix well. Press into a greased
  • 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cut with a 3-in. star-shaped
  • cookie cutter. Insert a Popsicle stick into the side of each star;
  • place on waxed paper.
  • In a microwave, melt white chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Spread over stars. Decorate with sprinkles. Yield: 15 pops.
Nutritional Facts: 1 crispy star pop equals 171 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.