Zebra Sweets Recipe
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Zebra Sweets Recipe

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A horse-shaped cookie cutter is the key to these tasty treats made with marshmallow and crisp rice cereal. Melted vanilla and chocolate chips create the zebra's eye-catching stripes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 8 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 12 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 405 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat marshmallows and butter until almost melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in cereal; toss to coat. Press firmly into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Cut with a horse-shaped cookie cutter. Remove cutouts to waxed paper; set aside.
  2. In a microwave, melt vanilla chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over cutouts. Let dry on waxed paper.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and remaining shortening; stir until smooth. Place in a heavy-duty plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag; pipe mane, stripes, hooves, etc. on zebras. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Zebra Sweets in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p39

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