Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 packages (10 to 12 ounces each ) vanilla or white chips

  2. 1 cup peanut butter

  3. 7 cups crisp rice cereal

  4. 1 cup salted peanuts

  5. 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  6. 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons water

  7. 4-1/2 teaspoons meringue powder

  8. 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar Red and blue food coloring Red, blue and white sprinkles

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the vanilla chips and peanut butter. Microwave, uncovered, at 50% power for 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 minutes or until melted; stir until smooth. Stir in cereal and peanuts. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Let stand at room temperature until firm, about 30 minutes. Divide the pan of bars in half. On one half, cut out stars using a greased 2-1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Cut remaining half into 3-1/4-in. x 1-1/4-in. bars for stripes. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water, meringue powder and cream of tartar; beat on low speed just until combined. Beat on high for 4-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Divide frosting among three bowls. Tint one red and one blue and leave remaining frosting white. Decorate cutouts with frosting and sprinkles. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen. Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave. Meringue powder is available from Wilton Industries. Call 1-800/794-5866 or visit .


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