Rating: 4 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Melted white candy coating holds puffy marshmallows, crunchy cereal, rich macadamia nuts and dried cranberries together in this quick and easy no-bake drop cookie. Store leftover macadamia nuts in the refrigerator; the rich nuts become rancid quickly when stored at room temperature.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Gallery

Credit: Peter Krumhardt

Recipe Summary

stand:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
prep:
25 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 drops
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Line two cookie sheets with waxed paper; set aside. In a microwave-safe large bowl, stir together cereal, marshmallows, nuts, and cranberries; set aside.

    Advertisement
  • In a heavy medium saucepan, melt candy coating over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Pour melted candy coating over cereal mixture; stir gently to coat. Quickly drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheets. (If mixture sets up in the bowl, microwave on 100 percent power [high] about 30 seconds or just until mixture is soft enough to drop by rounded teaspoons. Stir.) Let cookies stand about 1 hour or until set. Makes 60 drops.

Tips

Layer drops between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Party Mix Drops:

Prepare as directed, except substitute one 8-ounce package Turtle or Peanut Butter party mix, such as Chex Mix® brand,for the cereal, marshmallows, nuts, and cranberries, and substitute 10 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating for the vanilla-flavored candy coating. Makes 36 drops.

Advertisement