Festive Rice Cereal Cake

Fruit and nuts transform simple crisp rice cereal treats into a dessert all ages will enjoy! When made in a shaped pan, it´s guest-approved!

Line pan with plastic wrap, allowing wrap to overhang pan edges about 2 inches. Spray plastic wrap with vegetable pan spray.

In Dutch oven or very large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows; stir until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal, dried fruit and pecans; mix thoroughly. Firmly press cereal mixture into prepared pan. Cool completely. Carefully remove from pan by lifting out plastic wrap. Place on serving platter; remove wrap. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

Makes about 12 servings.

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