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Chocolate Cheerios* Marshmallow Hearts

Chocolate Cheerios* Marshmallow Hearts
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 18
Try a recipe using Chocolate Cheerios* cereal.
January 26, 2012

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Chocolate Cheerios* cereal, crushed
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 3 cups (750 mL) miniature marshmallows
  • Topping
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) milk chocolate chips
  • 4 cups (1 L) Chocolate Cheerios* cereal
  • Candy sprinkles, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF. Line bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with foil. In large bowl, mix all crust ingredients except marshmallows with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press firmly into bottom of pan.
  • 2
    Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven; bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping.
  • 3
    In large saucepan, place all topping ingredients except cereal and sprinkles. Heat over medium-low heat just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 4 cups cereal. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Cool completely, at least 1 hour.
  • 4
    Using foil to lift, remove mixture from pan; remove foil. With deep 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 18 hearts. Store loosely covered.

  • Variation: Use your favourite shape cookie cutter, or for a quicker treat, cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 18 Hearts
Calories
230
Total Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
6g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
Total Carbs
33g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Sugars
21g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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