Frugal Foodie Mama: Cereal Marshmallow Snack with Cranberry Seeds

Friday, February 12, 2021

Cereal Marshmallow Snack with Cranberry Seeds

 These easy to make Cereal Marshmallow Snacks get a naturally pretty red color and a little nutritional boost thanks to the addition of cranberry seeds...


This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Ocean Spray.



With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I wanted to share a quick & easy treat with you all that is perfect for sharing with your loved ones this weekend. Not only are these Cereal Marshmallow Snacks super simple to make, but they also happen to have a little "secret" nutritional powerhouse ingredient mixed right into them- Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds!


Not only do these little red seeds give a 100% natural red color to any recipe that you add them to you (Hello! Perfect for Valentine's Day!), but they also provide a host of health benefits. Cranberry seeds have been proven to support a healthy digestive system, heart, & brain, as well as giving you a little immunity boost to boot. 


So move over, chia and flax seeds! And make way for Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds. 




So, I know one question you all may be asking is do these red seeds actually taste like cranberries? And my initial answer to you is no. They happen to have a very neutral flavor, but you might notice a very subtle tart tang when you take a take a bite into one of these Cereal Marshmallow Snacks. 




The recipe for these Cereal Marshmallow Snacks with Cranberry Seeds is so easy to make! You might even want to get the kiddos in on helping you make them. You literally need just 4 ingredients to whip these up- butter, marshmallows, puffed cereal, and Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds. That's it! And they come together and are ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. 



Another amazing thing about these little red seeds is how they positively impact sustainability when it comes to cranberry farming. Since they are upcycled from food waste, these seeds happen to be a clean-label product harvested straight from sustainably grown cranberries. 


They are also an excellent source of fiber, and are a good source of zinc, magnesium, and Omega 3 fatty acids. But wait! That's not all, folks. ;) These cranberry seeds are also GMO free, allergen free, and have no additives or preservatives. They just might be the most perfect thing to come from cranberries.




Find out more about Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds including recipes, by CLICKING HERE.



Yield: 6
Author: Carrie Robinson
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Cereal Marshmallow Snack with Cranberry Seeds

Cereal Marshmallow Snack with Cranberry Seeds

Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 5 min Inactive time: 15 min Total time: 25 min

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Spray a 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a nonstick pan, over medium-low heat, begin to melt the butter.
  3. Once the butter is melted, add in the marshmallows and continue to stir with a heat-resistant rubber spatula until melted.
  4. Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and add in your cereal and cranberry seeds.
  5. Stir until everything is evenly combined and then press the mixture down into the prepared square pan. Allow the mixture to cool.
  6. Once cooled, remove the pressed mixture from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Slice into 6 portions and serve.
  7. Enjoy!