Birds' Nests

You can substitute jelly beans for the chocolate pieces.

Yield: Makes 16
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal
  • Pastel-colored candy-coated chocolate pieces

Preparation

  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven over low heat, and cook, stirring often, 8 minutes or until marshmallows melt. Add cereal, stirring until well blended.
  2. Spoon mixture evenly into 16 lightly greased muffin pan cups. Press with wax paper to compact. Press an indentation in centers, forming a nest, and let cool completely. Remove nests, and fill centers with pastel chocolate pieces.
  3. Peanut-Butter Birds' Nests: Reduce marshmallows to 2 cups, and substitute 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter for butter. Proceed as directed.
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