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Gumdrop-Marshmallow Bars

32 large marshmallows or 3 cups miniature marshmallows

¼ cup margarine or butter

½ teaspoon vanilla

5 cups crispy corn puff, toasted oat, corn flake or whole wheat flake cereal

Heat marshmallows and margarine in 3-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Stir in half of the cereal at a time until evenly coated. Press in buttered baking pan, 9 X 9 X 2 inches. Cool. Cut into bars, 2 X 1 inch. About 3 dozen bars.

Chocolate-Marshmallow Bars: Heat 1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted; spread over cereal mixture in pan.

Coconutty-Marshmallow Bars: Substitute ½ cup flaked coconut and ½ cup coarsely chopped nuts for 1 cup of the cereal.

Gumdrop-Marshmallow Bars: Stir in ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon with the vanilla. Add 1 cup small gumdrops, cut into halves, with the cereal.

Peanut Butter-Marshmallow Bars: Stir ½ cup peanut butter into marshmallow-margarine mixture until melted.


It is a quote. Betty Crocker’s New Christmas Cookbook 1993

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