Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sparkli' Treats

Are you ready for your Memorial Day BBQ this weekend?
Everyone loves Marshmallo Treats - sparkle it up!

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 bag (10-1/2 oz.) JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows (6 cups)
6 cups crisp rice cereal
24 wooden pop sticks
1 tube (0.68 oz.) each: red, white and blue decorating gels
2 Tbsp. each: red, white and blue sprinkles

LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan; lightly grease foil.

MICROWAVE butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1-1/2 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring after 45 sec. Add cereal; mix well. Press cereal mixture firmly onto bottom of prepared pan; cool.

REMOVE cereal mixture from pan, using foil handles. Cut into star shapes, using large star-shaped cookie cutter. Insert wooden stick into side of each star. Decorate with gels and sprinkles. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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