Trix Crispie Star Bars

  1. 6 cups Trix cereal
  2. 3 Tbsp butter (not margarine or spread)
  3. 1 (10 oz) bag regular-size marshmallows (about 40)
  4. Betty Crocker Cookie Icing in red, white and blue colors (optional)
  5. sprinkles (optional)
  1. Prepare 9×13″ glass pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large pan over low heat, melt butter and marshmallows, stirring constantly until creamy and smooth. Stir in cereal by hand and mix well.
  2. ALTERNATE MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In large microwave-safe bowl, cook butter and marshmallows on high for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir, then return to micro to cook another minute. Remove from micro and stir until creamy and smooth. Stir in cereal and mix well.
  3. Pour cereal mixture into prepared pan. Using a spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, gently press the mixture until even and flat. Allow to cool 10 minutes.
  4. 4Line a large cutting board with parchment or wax paper. Flip the pan over onto the paper, releasing the cereal mixture in a single block. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut bars into star shapes.
  5. Optional garnish: Drizzle bars with red, white and blue cookie icing and immediately dust with sprinkles. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an air-tight container no more than a day.
  6. Optional serving idea: Press cookie-pop sticks into bottom of bars and serve
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