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Rice Krispies cookies (Link to Rice Krispies site)

The usual way to make this recipe is with Rice Krispies cereal, but it can hard to find in some countries. So just substitute any unsweetened cereal such as cornflakes or rice flakes, or a mix of several unsweetened cereals.

Melt 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine in a saucepan

Add 40 large marshmallows and mix constantly over low heat until no lumps remain

turn off heat and mix in 6 cups cereal

Press into greased pan with greased hands

Let cool and cut into squares

Alternative--add 2 Tablespoons cocoa or 1 teaspoon cinnamon  to melted butter for different flavors

This is a very versatile recipe that can be adapted for almost any holiday. One way to do this is to press the warm mixture into a large flat pan, such as a cookie sheet or roll cake pan, let it harden, then use cookie cutters to cut out stars, hearts, etc.

Christmas Tree

Add green food coloring to the melted butter and marshmallow mixture until it is the color you want. Mix in the cereal. Press the Cereal into 3 cones in 3 sizes, the bottom two layers should have flat tops so the next layer can sit on it. Press on candy balls while still warm. Once it has cooled and hardened, stack the 3 cones. Top with cookie star or wreath.

Easter eggs

Form into egg shapes with buttered hands while still warm. Once cooled, drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with jimmies (sprinkles, hundreds and thousands)

Resurrection cake

Press warm cereal mix into buttered pan. Lay a mug on it’s side and press cereal mix onto top of mug. The mug remains inside, so Do NOT grease the mug, or the cereal will slide right off of it. Press a handful of the mix into a disc to form the stone, or use a cookie such as a  moon pie.

More details for making resurrection cake

Melt butter over low heat.

Add marshmallows.

Melt marshmallows over low heat

When the marshmallows look like this, add the cereal.

Rice Krispies cereal.

Mix in the cereal until it is all coated.

Cornflakes work, too.

Mix into melted marshmallows.

Mix until the cereal is all coated.

Rub butter on your hands to keep the cereal from sticking.

Shape the cereal into the desired shape such as the Easter eggs shown here.

Press into a greased pan and flatten with buttered hands. Cut into squares, or use cookie cutters to cut it into shapes.

Rice Krispies Cereal

Cornflakes Cereal