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Fresh Ginger Cereal Squares

Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 square)
Be sure to add the fresh ginger to the melted marshmallows to get the best distribution of its delicious pungent flavor.


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 cups gluten-free flax, corn, and amaranth multigrain cereal (such as Nature's Path)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries

Nutrition Information

  • calories 117
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 2.3 g
  • carbohydrate 22.3 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 66 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Coat a 9-inch square metal baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Melt butter in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add marshmallows. Cook 4 minutes or until marshmallows melt, stirring frequently; stir in ginger. Stir in cereal, nuts, and dried fruit. Gently press mixture into prepared pan using wax paper to prevent mixture from sticking to hands. Cool completely; cut into 16 squares.

Cook's Notes

Cooking sprays marked specifically for baking contain flour and should be avoided. Just use regular gluten-free cooking spray instead.

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