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Reindeer Crispy Treats

Simply crispy bars get a holiday make over with chocolate, pretzels and cinnamon candies.

Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Total Time: 2 hrs. 10 min.
Serves: 16 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 package (16 oz.) mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 10 oz. chocolate candy coat
  • 16 each craft sticks
  • 16 each red hots
  • 32 each mini pretzel twists
  • White icing
  • Black icing
Directions:
  1. Butter or spray a 9"x13" pan; set aside.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl place butter; microwave 30 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows; microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until marshmallows are melted. Add vanilla; stir to combine.
  3. Working quickly add cereal. Press into prepared pan. Allow to set for about an hour.
  4. Cut bars into 16 rectangles.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate candy coat according to package directions. Dip about 1-inch of each craft stick into melted chocolate and insert into short side of cereal rectangles. Place on parchment or wax paper.
  6. Spread the top of each cereal rectangle with about 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate. While the coating is still wet place a red hot in the center for a nose and pretzel twists in place for antlers. To make the eyes, add a two dots of white icing, and a pin-sized drop of black icing on top. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container.
Nutritional Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 280, Calories from Fat 100, Total Fat 12g (18% DV), Saturated Fat 7g (35% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 20mg (7% DV), Sodium 65mg (3% DV), Carbohydrates 44g (15% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Sugars 28g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 20%.

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