Crisp Rice Cereal "Apples"

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Prep Time:
Cool: 30 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes


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


  1. 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. 2. Stir in cereal, in batches, until well coated.
  3. 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. 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.
  5. To make ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap, and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.
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