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Desserts: CRISPY PEPPERMINT TREATS - Thanks Elaine!
36 servings, 1 point per serving

1 Tbsp margarine
30 medium marshmallows
1/2 tsp mint extract
5 cup crispy rice cereal
20 piece peppermint hard candy, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
1 serving butter-flavor cooking spray, or enough to coat hands

Melt margarine in a nonstick Dutch oven. Add marshmallows and cook over low-medium heat until melted, about 5 minutes; stir in extract and cereal.
Remove from heat. Stir constantly until cereal is coated with marshmallows; stir in candies.
Coat hands with cooking spray. Roll cereal mixture into 1-inch balls and place on foil-lined cookie sheet; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Yields about 2 balls per serving. (Note: Feel free to use colored rice cereal if available for a festive presentation. For parties, pop each ball into a mini-muffin liner and arrange on a serving tray.)

cblessum on 12/10/2007