Easy Marshmallow Snails

1 pkg. (4-serving size) Gelatin, any flavor
1/2 cup Warm water
1 3/4 cup Miniature marshmallows, divided
24 pieces Red string licorice (1 inch long)
1/4 cup Ready-to-spread vanilla frosting

Mix gelatin and water in medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on High 1 1/2 minutes; stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

Set aside 12 of the marshmallows. Add remining marshmallows to the gelatin; sitr with wire whisk until the marshmallows are completely melted. Pour into a 9-inch square pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until set.

Run a sharp knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the gelatin layer from the pan. Starting at one short end, roll up the gelatin layer tightly. Cut into 12 (3/4-inch thick) strips. Refrigerate, covered until ready to decorate.

Unroll each about 1 inch. Stand 1 of the reserved marshmallows on unrolled portion of each sprial of the “snail's body”, securing with frosting. Insert 2 peices of licorice into each marshmallow for “antennae”, securing with additional frosting, if desired.

Yield: 12 snails

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