XO Marshmallow Bites

Cut out crispy cereal marshmallow bites with Valentine’s Day cookie cutters like hearts or X’s and O’s. Garnished with a pink-tinted glaze and sprinkles, these treats are meant to be shared with friends and family.

Serves: 24
30 mins Prep time 5 mins Cook time
30 mins Prep time
5 mins Cook time
  • Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly butter or spray foil with no stick cooking spray. Set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan or Dutch oven on low heat. Add marshmallows; stir constantly until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla until smooth. Quickly add cereal to marshmallow mixture and stir until well coated.

  • Press into prepared pan using a buttered spatula. Let stand until cereal mixture is firm. Cut out with 2-inch cookie cutters or cut into bars.

  • Spoon frosting into medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds. (Frosting should be a pourable consistency.) Stir in food color.

  • Dip half of each treat into frosting. Coat with sprinkles, if desired. Place on wax or parchment paper-lined tray. Let stand 20 minutes or until frosting is dried. Turn treats over. Let stand 20 minutes longer or until firm.

Cooking tip

Microwave Directions: Melt butter and marshmallows in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Continue with Step 3.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 165Calories: 165Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 106mgProtein: 1g
  • Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 0gCarbohydrate: 29g