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Springtime Candy Baskets

Servings: 12
Kids will love to fill these baskets with candy and give them as sweet gifts during springtime.

2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup (1/2 stick/2 oz/56g) butter
1 (6-ounce) package (4 cups) chow mein noodles
Pastel-colored chocolate candies or jelly beans

Combine marshmallows and butter in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted (6 to 8 minutes). Stir in noodles until very well coated.

Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of buttered 12-cup muffin pan with buttered fingers. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.

Remove baskets from cups; fill with candy. Store in airtight container up to 2 days.

Makes 12 baskets.

Date: March 14, 2006