Kids Can Make: Puffed Rice Snowballs

These healthier versions of rice cereal marshmallow treats make perfect car snacks or post-sports practice munchies. For little kids: Let them sprinkle in the apricots, flaxseeds and sunflower seeds and shape the mixture into logs or balls. For big kids: Let them spray the mixing bowl with cooking spray, stir the marshmallow mixture and stir in the puffed rice.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Cooking spray

2 cups mini marshmallows

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon light agave syrup

Kosher salt

4 cups puffed-rice cereal

1/4 cup dried apricots, diced (about 2 ounces)

2 tablespoons flaxseeds, ground

2 tablespoons roasted unsalted hulled sunflower seeds


  1. Spray a large metal mixing bowl with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook the marshmallows, butter, agave and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the marshmallows are completely melted and the mixture is blended, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the puffed rice and stir to coat with the marshmallow-butter mixture.
  3. Transfer the rice mixture to the prepared bowl and sprinkle with the apricots, flaxseeds and sunflower seeds. Stir with a wooden spoon or hands lightly coated with cooking spray. Form into 8 logs or balls (about 1/2 cup each). Let cool about 30 minutes, then wrap tightly in parchment or plastic wrap.
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