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Halloween Fun!
1 15oz. can tropical fruit salad, drained, finely chopped
3 Tbls. butter or margarine
1 10 1/2oz. package mini-marshmallows
6 cups crispy rice cereal
48 currants or dried blueberries
10 licorice laces, any color


A scarier take on traditional Rice Krispies Treats, Munch-A-Roaches are perfect for packed Halloween lunches or after-school snacks.

Sandwich the fruit between 2 layers of paper towel and blot away as much moisture as possible.

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in fruit and crisped rice cereal until cereal is uniformly moistened. Scrape onto a sheet pan and cool.

Wet your hands and form cereal mixture into 24 tablespoon size, egg-shaped balls (bodies) and 24, 1 1/2 teaspoon-size balls (heads).

Stick the heads onto the bodies and decorate with currants or dried blueberries for eyes, and small pieces of licorice for legs and antenna.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 100; Total fat 1.5g; Saturated fat 2g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 80mg; Carbohydrate 22g; Fiber 0g; Protein 1g; Vitamin A 4%DV*; Vitamin C 20%DV; Calcium 0%DV; Iron 15%DV

*Daily Value

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Preparation Time: Serves: 24
Recipe Origin: United States
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Canned Food Fan

United States
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