Cheery Jack O' Lanterns

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by hellokitty

From the Cheerios website, this is a great recipe to try with the kids, as they will love the hands-on process of making these cute Jack O'Lanterns. Also a great decoration or food gift.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons butter (do not use spread or tub products) or 3 tablespoons margarine (do not use spread or tub products)
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows or 32 large marshmallows
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 5 cups Cheerios toasted oat cereal
  • 14 cup whole cashews
  • raisins or assorted gumdrops or candy-coated chocolate decorative candies or licorice, as desired
  • 1 (4 1/4 ounce) packagebetty crocker white decorating icing


  1. Melt butter and marshmallows in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in food colors.
  2. Stir in cereal until coated. Shape about 1/3 cup cereal mixture into ball. Press cashew in top center of ball for stem. Repeat with remaining cereal mixture and cashews. Let stand at least 15 minutes until firm.
  3. Decorate with raisins and candies as desired, using icing to make decorations stick.

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