Ears a sweet fall treat that's great for a classroom or scout

meeting: marshmallow cobs filled with colorful fruit kernels.

In large pot, melt

4 tablespoons of butter

4 cups of mini marshmallows

over low heat(about 5 minutes).

Remove the mixture from the stove and use a wooden spoon to stir in

5 cups of puffed corn cereal

1 1/3 cups diced dried fruit

(we used raisins, papaya, cranberries, and apricots).

Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes.

Using buttered hands, shape each treat by pressing 1/3 cup of the

mixture around a popsicle stick. Add fruit leather husks to the

bottom of the ear, slightly moistening them to help them stick if

needed. Makes 15 treats.

Kelly in IL