Witch Hat Treats Recipe
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Witch Hat Treats Recipe

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This clever twist on ordinary marshmallow cereal treats add to the festive feeling around Halloween. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • Orange frosting
  • Chocolate jimmies
  • Rope black licorice

Directions

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter on high for about 30 seconds. Add marshmallows; stir to coat. Microwave on high 30-40 seconds longer or until smooth. Stir in peanut butter. Immediately add cereal; stir gently until coated. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and shortening on 70% power for 45 seconds. Heat in 10 to 20 second intervals until melted; stir until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Cool completely.
  3. Cut into 2-1/2-in. x 2-in. triangles, with a thin base on bottom of triangle for hat brim. Decorate with frosting, jimmies for the buckle and licorice for the brim. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Witch Hat Treats in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p239

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