Kids love to play with their food. And, making a Cheerios Teddy Bear is the tasty way to celebrate American Teddy Bear Day and one of your child's first finger foods. So, take a break for an hour and help your lil one sculpt an adorable whole grain marshmallow treat. For the recipe
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
32 large marshmallows
5 cups Cheerios® cereal
4 large black gumdrops
2 small black gumdrops
1 roll Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack roll
- In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter and marshmallows
uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after each minute, until smooth.
Stir in cereal until coated.
- Butter waxed paper; place on cookie sheet. On waxed paper, make 4 mounds
of 1/4 cup cereal mixture. Make another mound of 1 1/4 cups cereal mixture;
tightly press all mounds into balls. Tightly press remaining cereal mixture
into cone shape about 4 inches wide and 6 inches high; slightly flatten top
of cone. Press large ball on top of cone for head and 4 small balls to top
and bottom sides of cone for paws.
- Slightly flatten 1 large gumdrop and press into front of head to form
snout. Press 2 large gumdrops at top of head for ears and 1 at back base of
cone for tail. Press 2 small gumdrops at top sides of snout for eyes; tie
fruit snack roll around neck for ribbon.