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Crispy peppermint treats

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2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
23 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
36
Difficulty
Easy
These festive crisp rice treats will add fun to all your holiday gatherings. Bring them to the office, send them off to school or leave a few out for Santa.

Ingredients

Margarine

1 Tbsp

Marshmallow(s)

30 item(s)

Mint extract

½ tsp

Crispy rice cereal

5 cup(s)

Peppermint hard candy

20 item(s), crushed (about 1/2 cup)

Butter flavour cooking spray

1 spray(s), or enough to coat hands

Instructions

  1. Melt margarine in a nonstick Dutch oven. Add marshmallows and cook over low-medium heat until melted, about 5 minutes; stir in extract and cereal.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir constantly until cereal is coated with marshmallows; stir in candies.
  3. Coat hands with cooking spray. Roll cereal mixture into 1-inch balls and place on foil-lined cookie sheet; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Yields about 2 balls per serving. (Note: Feel free to use colored rice cereal if available for a festive presentation. For parties, pop each ball into a mini-muffin liner and arrange on a serving tray.)