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The individual cottages can be served as a special treat or decorated as table placeholders for your holiday gathering.
Line 13x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly spray with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
Combine butter and marshmallows in 4-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6-8 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Add cereal; stir to coat. Place mixture into prepared pan; press mixture evenly into pan with buttered hands. Cool completely.
Place candy coating into 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
Lift bars from pan, using ends of foil. Trim bar edges to form 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut bars into 24 (2-inch) squares. Cut 12 squares diagonally, making 2 triangles each. Firmly press together, longest-side down, to form roof.
Creating 1 house at a time, dip top of 1 cereal square into melted candy coating; shake off excess. Place onto waxed paper. Press roof into candy coating to create house. Spoon additional candy coating over peaks of roof to frost. Decorate with coconut, decorator sugars and/or decorator candies. Let stand 1 hour or until coating is set.
Serve cottages the day you make them or store wrapped individually in aluminum foil for up to 1 day.
*Substitute 1 (10-ounce) bag (36) regular-sized marshmallows.
Variation: Chocolate Cottages: Use chocolate-flavored crisp rice cereal for chocolate cottages.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
The shapes of the pieces are cubes (bases) and triangular prisms (roofs). Very easy:-)
a diagram would be very helpfulfor 12 houses we have 24 squares, half cut into triangles. this gives only 1 square and 2 triangles per house. is this an error?not clear how to assemble from this, even with the comments
Love this idea as building gingerbread houses is challenging for little ones, especially when it collapses. Give comments here, might suggest you split out recipe from construction directions like I've done for gingerbread houses,
I think what needs to be explained is on the 12x8 in rectangle , on the 8in side cut into 4 2in pieces the whole length of the pan. You will have 4 long 12 x 2 in pieces then cut the 12 in pieces into 6 2in squares. I hope this helps some people. I love this recipe! Thanks for posting it!!!
I made this recipe. it was super fun, I did it with my little brother and sister and one of their friends, They had a ball. I think the directions made a lot of sense. Ours arent as cute but its because the kids are pretty young and kind of went crazy decorating but il definitely make them again!
Hey everyone! The "base" of the cottage is a CUBE! As in, 2x2x2" It's solid. And the two triangles are the roof. It's works great, once you realize that. I love them! No falling over possible when the whole house is one solid piece!
Is there a reason for making them so small? Will they not hold if done bigger?
I made these for my daughters 1st grade Christmas class. I thought 2 inches was too small and they were only about an inch and half deep....so I doubled the recipe put it in a 13x9 in. pan, trimmed it to 12X8 then cut it into 12 squares instead of 24. I got 6 perfect sized houses to decorate.
The instructions for assembly are too vague. We could not figure it out. Disappointed kids. :(
So confused at how to assemble cottages to make them look like the picture. Mine look nothing like it. Also confused about how this recipe can possible make 12 cottages with only 24 squares. Anyone???
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