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Cereal Christmas Trees


  • Melt cup margarine over low heat in a large saucepan.
  • Stir in a large package of marshmallows until they melt.
  • Remove from heat and add teaspoon of vanilla and teaspoon of green food coloring.
  • Add 6 cups of round-shaped cereal pieces and stir until the cereal is coated.
  • Butter children's hands well and give them paper plates and a large amount of the cereal mixture. Help children shape their mixtures into trees (pyramids).
  • When the tree shapes are well packed, children can ice them with canned white icing and decorate with small red and green candies.


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