Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Simple Spring Baskets

Preparation time: 15 min Chilling time: 2 hrs
Yield: 12 baskets

Baskets Ingredients:

Decorations Ingredients:

  • Colored licorice, cut into 5-inch lengths, if desired
  • Vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), melted, if desired
  • Decorator sugars, if desired
  • Coconut, tinted, if desired
  • Pastel-colored chocolate candies or jelly beans


  1. Combine marshmallows and butter in 3-quart saucepan.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is melted (6 to 8 minutes).
  3. Stir in noodles until very well coated.Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of 12 buttered muffin pan cups with buttered fingers.
  4. Immediately press licorice into basket to form handle, if desired. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
  5. Remove baskets from cups. Decorate baskets with melted candy coating, decorator sugars and/or coconut as desired; fill with candy. Store in container with tight-fitting lid for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (1 basket without decorations or candy): Calories: 130, Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 105mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Dietary Fiber: <1g,>

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