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    Peppermint Rice Krispies Candy

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    Lorraine of AZ's Note:

    I often made this variation of the familiar candy as a Christmas treat for my second grade classes at school. It's a great way to use up candy canes. I liked best to press the mixture out to a thickness of 1/2- to 3/4-inch. I chose outline type cookie cutters to cut into individual pieces. The new Comfort-Grip cutters from Wilton are ideal for this. Wish I'd had them then!

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    • 1/3 cup butter
    • 1/2 lb marshmallows
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 -2 drop peppermint extract
    • red food coloring, as desired
    • 5 -6 cups Rice Krispies
    • crushed peppermint candy cane


    1. 1
      Make the basic Rice Krispie Candy recipe: Melt butter, marshmallows, and vanilla over a double boiler. Add a drop or two of peppermint extract and red food coloring to tint a nice pink color. At this stage, the pink color should not be too delicate because it will not show up at all when the cereal is mixed in .
    2. 2
      Put Rice Krispies in a large buttered bowl. Pour marshmallow mixture over and stir to mix. Add crushed peppermint candy canes and mix in .
    3. 3
      You may press this mixture into a buttered 9- x 9- x 2-inch pan and cut into bars. Or with well-buttered hands, you may shape portions of the mixture into candy cane shapes. Or you may pat thin and cut with cookie cutters as described above.

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    Nutritional Facts for Peppermint Rice Krispies Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (446 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 113.2
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 10.1 mg
    Sodium 121.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 8.9 g
    Protein 0.8 g

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