I'm always on the lookout for good playgroup snacks that fit everyone's needs. Most of the Mom's are dieting, one of the Mom's (Kara actually) can't eat dairy and the kids need something relatively healthy. This recipe certainly fit every bill. I didn't pay attention to the other toddler's reactions but Neko ate one while waiting for her friends to show up and seemed to enjoy it. I think it was a little hard for her to chew because the Kashi cereal is very crunchy so that was a bit of a bummer but otherwise I'd say this recipe is a keeper.
1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows, and cook, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
2. Stir in cereal and 1 cup cranberries until well coated.
3. Press mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.