Cereal-and-Granola "Apples"

Southern Living
Makes 8 servings


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1/4 cup butter
1 (10-oz.) package regular marshmallows
3 cups crisp rice cereal
4 cups granola
Vegetable cooking spray
Wax paper
4 (8-inch) pretzel rods, broken in half
1 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
Orange decorator sugar crystals


Prep: 25 Minutes
Cool: 30 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes

1. Microwave butter and marshmallows in a lightly greased large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.

2. Stir in cereal and granola, in batches, until well coated.

3. Coat hands with cooking spray. Shape warm mixture into 8 (4-inch) balls (about 1 cup each), lightly greasing hands as needed. Place balls on wax paper. Press 1 pretzel rod half, broken end down, into top of each ball. Let cool completely (about 30 minutes).

4. Microwave chocolate morsels in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Let stand, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Drizzle chocolate over balls; sprinkle with sugar.

To make ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap, and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Crisp Rice Cereal "Apples": Omit granola, and increase crisp rice cereal to 7 cups. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Created date

September 2008