"There's no need to shy away from these sweet crispy snacks, because they're a snap to stir up on the stovetop," comments Charla Sackmann of Glidden, Iowa. "Our three children can't get enough of the chewy treats."
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makesabout 6-1/2 dozen
- 1 package (1 pound) marshmallows
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 3 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 can (12 ounces) salted peanuts
- In a saucepan over low heat, cook and stir marshmallows, chips and butter until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in cereal and peanuts; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper; cool.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 148 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Originally published as Oven-Shy Cookies in Quick Cooking March/April 2001