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Peppermint Cereal Squares

 Peppermint Cereal Squares
Our 15 grandchildren expect me to make several batches of these minty treats each Christmas. Their quick-and-easy preparation is appreciated during a hectic time of year. —Carole Coe, South Sutton, New Hampshire
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons butter
  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan over low heat, cook and stir butter and
  • marshmallows until melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the
  • heat. Stir in cereal and candy; mix well. Transfer to a greased
  • 13-in. x 9-in. pan; press mixture into pan. Cool; cut into squares.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 160 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.