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JOLLY RANCHER Sprinkled Marshmallow Crispy Hearts


1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
12 hearts

You don't need anything but a microwave for this easy marshmallow cereal bar recipe. Cut the bars into heart shapes and sprinkle them with crushed pieces of JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy. The smaller pieces will dissolve into the warm coating of HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips, while the bigger pieces will add a fruity crunch.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
45 minutes


  • One or more
    heart shaped cookie cutters (3 to 4 inch)
  • 3 Tbsps
    butter or margarine
  • 4 cups
    miniature marshmallows or 40 regular marshmallows
  • 6 cups
    crisp rice cereal
  • 3 to 4 of each flavor
    JOLLY RANCHER Original Hard Candies in Blue Raspberry and Watermelon
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    shortening (do NOT use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
cookie sheet cookie sheet
paper wax paper
bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
chef hat food processor

Cover cookie sheet or tray with wax paper. Spray inside of cookie cutter or cutters with vegetable oil. (If working with just one cookie cutter make half the recipe at a time so that the mixture is easier to work with).


Place butter and marshmallows in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave at HIGH additional 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until butter and marshmallows are melted and smooth when stirred. Immediately add cereal, stirring until well coated.


Working quickly, fill cookie cutter with warm marshmallow mixture, smoothing top. Push mixture out of cookie cutter onto prepared cookie sheet. Repeat until all marshmallow mixture has been used. Allow hearts to cool completely.


Remove wrappers from hard candies. Chop each flavor in small food processor or place in heavy duty (freezer) food storage bag and crush with rolling pin to desired coarseness. Smaller pieces will soften into coating. Keep in airtight container until ready to use.


5. Place white creme chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.


Dip one side of each heart into melted mixture; tap on edge of bowl to remove excess coating. Place on prepared cookie sheet; immediately sprinkle with crushed hard candies. Allow coating to firm.


Coat fingers with vegetable oil spray to make it easier to work with marshmallow mixture.

Additional questions?