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Ghostly Cereal Pops

Ghostly Cereal Pops

Sunflower kernels add a slightly salty note to the ghost-shaped sweet crispy cereal treats.

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60 min
Prep Time
3 hrs
Total Time


3 cups miniature marshmallows

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal

1/2 cup sunflower kernels

14 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)

12 (6-inch) wooden craft sticks

9 oval black licorice candy pieces, cut into 36 thin slices

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Spray foil with no-stick cooking spray; set aside. Place large sheet of aluminum foil onto flat surface. Spray with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine marshmallows and butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Place cereal and sunflower kernels into bowl. Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal mixture; mix until cereal mixture is coated. Spoon into prepared pan; press down with buttered hands. Let stand 2 hours until set.

  3. STEP 3

    Remove mixture from pan using foil ends; place onto work surface. Peel off foil. Using 2- to 2 1/2-inch ghost cookie cutter, cut ghost-shaped cereal bars. Press trimmings together to form another ghost, if desired.

  4. STEP 4

    Place candy coating in 9-inch glass pie pan. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Dip 1 end of each craft stick into candy coating; insert coated end into ghost. Dip back of ghost into coating; scrape off excess. Place, coating-side up, onto prepared aluminum foil surface. Let stand until coating is set.

  5. STEP 5

    Reheat coating in pie pan. Microwave 30-40 seconds until melted. Stir coating until smooth; dip front and sides of ghosts into coating, spreading as necessary to cover all sides. Place licorice pieces on ghost for eyes and mouth. Place ghosts onto foil; let stand until set.

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Tip #1

- A purchased black decorator tube frosting or icing can be used to pipe eyes and mouths onto ghosts.

Tip #2

- If you do not have a ghost cookie cutter, cut cereal bars into triangles or rectangles.

Tip #3

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Nutrition (1 serving)

340 Calories
16 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
120 Sodium (mg)
48 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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