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Gumdrop Cereal Bars

I was planning to make traditional marshmallow treats but didn't have enough Rice Krispies on hand, so I used Corn Pops instead and added gumdrops for color, and the result was spectacular.—Laura Tryssenaar, Listowel, Ontario.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    16 bars

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Corn Pops cereal
  • 1 cup gumdrops
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Place cereal and gumdrops in a large bowl; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, place marshmallows and butter. Microwave, uncovered for 45 seconds to 1-1/2 minutes or until melted; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  • Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat. Spread into a greased 9-in. square pan. Cool on a wire rack. Cut with a buttered knife.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 146 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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