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Crunchy Cereal Balls

Crunchy Cereal Balls

Gumdrop candies give an added touch of color and flavor to these crunchy cereal balls.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup peanut butter

4 cups miniature marshmallows

4 cups crisp rice cereal

1 cup assorted gumdrops, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter and peanut butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Add marshmallows; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir in cereal and gumdrops. Shape mixture with buttered hands into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper. Let stand 30 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Store between layers of waxed paper in container with tight-fitting lid.

Tip #1

- If desired, do not form into balls. Prepare mixture as directed above; press into greased 13x9-inch pan.

Tip #2

- To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free crisp rice cereal.

Tip #3

- This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

60 Calories
2.5 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
45 Sodium (mg)
10 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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