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Festive Tropical Fruit Balls
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2 cups crisp rice cereal

2/3 cup dried chopped tropical fruit mix

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

3 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line large baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cereal, tropical fruit mix, pecans and cranberries in bowl. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat; add marshmallows. Cook, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted and smooth. Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal mixture in bowl; stir to coat. Let cool 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

  4. STEP 4

    Place coconut into shallow bowl. Shape cereal mixture into 1-inch balls; roll in coconut. Place in single layer onto prepared baking sheet. Cool completely. Store between sheets of waxed paper in container with tight-fitting lid.

Tip #1

Store dried fruit that has been opened in container with tight-fitting lid in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

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