Marshmallow crunchy bar cut-outs recipe

Take your average marshmallow/crisp rice cereal treat and jazz it up for fun

Makes 36

Ingredients

  • 350g mini marshmallows
  • 170g vegetable shortening or oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 150g rice or corn cereal (rice, puffed cocoa crisps, or fruit crisps)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g sweets of your choice

To decorate

  • Frosting or melted chocolate
  • Extra sweets and sprinkles

METHOD

How to make marshmallow crunchy bar cut-outs

1. In a large pot over low heat, melt the butter, marshmallows, and salt. Stir in the cereal and the vanilla, making sure to coat each piece of cereal. Stir in the sweets.

2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Spread rice mixture onto waxed paper to the edges of the pan. Coat your hands with cooking spray and push down the mixture into an even, flat rectangle. Cool to room temperature.

3. Spray selected cookie cutters (like stars or teddy bears) with cooking oil and firmly cut out shapes from cooled cereal mixture. Remove with a spatula and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.

4. Decorate with frosting or melted chocolate, additional sweets, or biscuit sprinkles. Royal icing makes beautiful cookies. You can even insert a cookie stick in the side, wrap in plastic wrap, and give as a gift or a special treat.

© Leslie Hammond and Lynee Marie Rominger from The Allergy-Free Cookbook for Kids

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