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Peppermint Pals

Contest Photo by: jetbyu
Idaho Falls, ID
Category: Sweet Treats


Shake things up with your family this Valentines Day! These Peppermint Pals are a fast, fun project for all ages. Our family prefers the shaken  not stirred  method.


8 cups rice cereal squares, divided
2 Tbsp. solid vegetable shortening (NOT butter, margarine, spread or oil)
5-6 oz. vanilla candy coating (almond bark) or chips
½ cup crushed hard peppermint candy
5-6 oz. semisweet chocolate candy coating or chips
½ cup powdered sugar
1 cup small chocolate candies

How to Make

  • Microwave vanilla candy and 1 Tbsp. shortening in a medium, uncovered container on high for 1 minute. Stir. Continue to cook for 15-second intervals, stirring each time until smooth.

  • Add 4 cups of the cereal and peppermint candy. Stir  or cover container with tight-fitting lid and shake  until evenly coated.

  • In another bowl, microwave chocolate candy and 1 Tbsp. shortening in the same manner, stirring until smooth.

  • Add remaining 4 cups cereal and powdered sugar; mix until evenly coated.

  • Combine cereal mixtures and candy pieces together.

  • Store in an airtight container.

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