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Cereal Cutouts (similar to rice krispy treats)

126.5-158.13 calories/2.025-2.53 grams protein per serving. Makes 16-20 servings.

10 cups Cheerios Cereal 1000 cal 30 protein
1/3 cup butter or margarine 537 cal 0.6 protein
1 bag (10.5oz) Miniature Marshmallows (6 cups) 993 cal 9.9 protein
1/2 tsp Food Color (any color) 0 cal 0 protein

1) Spray a 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Pour the cereal into a large bowl.
2) Place the butter and marshmallows in a 2-quart saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
3) Stir in the food color until the mixture is evenly colored. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir until it is evenly coated. Pour the mixture into the pan. WIth the buttered back of a spoon, press the mixture in the pan until it is even. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4) With 2-inch cookie cutters, cut the mixture into shapes. Decorate the cutouts using the decorator icing and candies as desired. Store the cutouts in a loosely covered container.

Optional: Decorate with icing from icing tube, and with assorted candies or small gumdrops as desired.