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Halloween Treat: Rice Krispie Pumpkins


Next week both my girls have Halloween parties in their classrooms. So my daughters are already asking “Mom, can you bring a treat in?

I always want to answer yes, but realize some weeks are crazier than others. So I like to find treats that are not only festive, but easy to make.

“Okay, how about Rice Krispie pumpkins?”

“Yeah! What are those?”

They’re so easy, we made some for fun this past weekend because my girls are just not getting enough sugar this month!

Here’s what you need to make Rice Krispie Pumpkins:

  • 1 package (10.5 oz.) of miniature marshmallows
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • Red and yellow food coloring
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • Wax paper
  • 6 Popsicle sticks
  • 3 Small Tootsie Rolls cut in half
  • Black decorating gel

Here’s how to make Rice Krispie Pumpkins:

1. Melt marshmallows, butter and salt in a saucepan, while stirring often.

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2. Remove pan from heat and add a few drops of red and yellow food coloring to turn mixture orange.

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3. Stir in the Rice Krispies.

4. Scoop the orange mixture onto six separate pieces of wax paper.

(Frankly, the recipe said to butter your hands and shape the mixture into balls, but my kids don’t like their hands to get sticky. I wonder where they get that from!)

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5. Wrap the wax paper around the mixture and shape it into six pumpkins.

6. Insert a popsicle stick into each pumpkin.

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7. Cool for about a half hour then remove the wax paper.

8. Press a Tootsie Roll half into each pumpkin to create the stem.

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8. Decorate the pumpkins with black decorating gel. (We bought black frosting by mistake so make sure you buy the gel because it’s easier to decorate with!)

These Rice Krispie pumpkins are fun, easy and great for Halloween parties!

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    On October 24th, 2007 at 5:47 pm, lornadoone said:

    I swear, Shannon. It must be so fun to live at your house. I’m thinking of moving in next door.

    I hope to keep my little ones 1/4 as entertained as you do your daughters!

    On October 24th, 2007 at 6:40 pm, Believer in Balance said:

    Thank you! Come on over!

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