Add the breakfast staple to cereal dessert to make cute desserts
6 - tablespoons butter
1 - 10 ounce package tiny marshmallows
2 - 13 ounce jars marshmallow creme
1 - teaspoon vanilla
10 - cups crisp rice cereal
1/2 - cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
5 - cups chocolate-flavor crisp rice cereal
2 1/2 - cups strawberry marshmallows (5 ounces)
1 - tablespoon strawberry jelly
4 - 6 - drops red food coloring
Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly butter foil.
For vanilla layer, in a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over low heat. Add 3 cups of the tiny marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Stir in 2 cups of the marshmallow creme and the vanilla. Remove from heat. Gently stir in 5 cups of the plain cereal. Transfer to prepared pan; use buttered waxed paper to press firmly.
For chocolate layer, in same Dutch oven melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over low heat. Add remaining tiny marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Stir in 2 cups of the marshmallow creme and the chocolate pieces. Remove from heat. Gently stir in chocolate cereal. Spoon onto vanilla layer; press firmly.
For strawberry layer, in same Dutch oven melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter over low heat. Add strawberry marshmallows and jelly; cook and stir until melted. Stir in remaining marshmallow creme and food coloring. Remove from heat. Gently stir in remaining 5 cups plain cereal. Spoon onto chocolate layer; press firmly.
Weight cookies down so layers press together;* let stand at least 1 hour. Using foil liner, lift cookies out of pan. Using a buttered knife, cut into bars.
FROM THE TEST KITCHEN
Wrap bars individually in plastic wrap and place in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 1 week.
To weight the cookies down, cover the surface with a sheet of waxed paper and a sheet of foil. Place another 13x9-inch baking pan on top of cookies; add a few unopened cans of food to the top pan for weight.
NUTRITION FACTS (Neapolitan Marshmallow Treats )
Per serving: 288 kcal , 5 g fat (3 g sat. fat , 0 g polyunsaturated fat , 1 g monounsaturated fat ), 8 mg chol. , 228 mg sodium , 60 g carb. , 0 g fiber , 33 g sugar , 2 g pro.