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Saint Nick Cereal Cookies

  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

Enjoy these colorful cookies baked using Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal – a perfect dessert for Christmas. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
bag (10.5 oz) miniature marshmallows
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup peanut butter
1
cup white vanilla baking chips
7
cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting
3
teaspoons Betty Crocker™ red sugar
2
small red gumdrops, cut crosswise into 4 rounds, then cut in half (for mouths)
32
blue miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
16
red miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits

Steps

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  • 1
    Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, letting foil hang over 2 opposite sides of pan; spray bottom and sides of foil with cooking spray. Reserve 16 marshmallows. In 2 1/2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat remaining marshmallows, the butter, peanut butter and baking chips over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until butter and marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • 2
    Place cereal in large bowl; pour marshmallow mixture over cereal. Spray wooden spoon or rubber spatula with cooking spray; use to stir marshmallow mixture into cereal. Spread and pat cereal mixture in pan, using sprayed utensil. (Or spray hands and pat mixture into pan; mixture will be quite sticky until set.) Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove cereal mixture from pan by lifting with foil; peel back foil. Using large sharp knife, cut mixture in half lengthwise into 2 rectangles. To mark 1 rectangle for cutting, place toothpick at each end of one long side; add 3 toothpicks to same side, about every 3 inches, dividing into fourths. On other long side, place toothpick 1 1/2 inches from each end; add 3 toothpicks to same side, about every 3 inches, dividing into thirds. Cut diagonally across rectangle from toothpick to toothpick, forming triangles. Press together 2 end pieces to form eighth triangle. Repeat with remaining rectangle.
  • 4
    For each cookie, spread frosting from top point to cover top 1/3 of triangle. Place 1 marshmallow at point. Sprinkle red sugar over frosting for hat. Spread frosting over lower 1/3 of cookie for beard; add gumdrop piece at top center of beard for mouth. Add 3 dots of icing to face area for attaching blue bits for eyes and red bit for nose. Let stand 10 minutes until frosting is set.

Expert Tips

  • If your kids like coconut, press a little shredded coconut into the frosting for Santa’s beard.
  • These would be fun favors for a kid’s Christmas party. The kids would love to decorate their own Santas.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
47g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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