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XO Marshmallow Bites


Makes 24 marshmallow bites


Cut out crispy cereal marshmallow bites with your favorite Valentine’s Day cookie cutters. Make hearts, X’s and O’s, or your special sweetie’s name. Garnish with a pink-tinted glaze and sprinkles, and these treats are ready to say I LOVE YOU to someone special.


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter

1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows

1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract

6 cups crispy rice cereal

1 container (16 ounces) white frosting

5 to 10 drops MCCORMICK Red Food Color



1.Line 13” x 9” baking pan with foil. Lightly butter or spray foil with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan, or Dutch oven, on low heat. Add marshmallows; stir constantly until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla until smooth. Quickly add cereal to marshmallow mixture and stir until well coated.

2.Press into prepared pan using a buttered spatula. Let stand until cereal mixture is firm. Cut out with 2-inch cookie cutters or cut into bars.

3.Spoon frosting into medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH, 20 to 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds. (Frosting should be a pourable consistency.) Stir in food color.

4.Dip half of each treat into frosting. Coat with sprinkles, if desired. Place on wax or parchment paper-lined tray. Let stand 20 minutes, or until frosting is dried. Turn treats over. Let stand 20 minutes longer or until firm.

TIP: FOR THE MICROWAVE: Melt butter and marshmallows in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Continue with Step 3.


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