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Pumped up for Pumpkins: Rice Krispie Treats

October 12, 2015

What is Halloween without pumpkins?  Halloween is a spooky, haunting, and fun holiday full of sweet treats.  Try this quick and easy recipe to enjoy on Halloween night.

You will need:

  • 6 Cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • 10 oz. Marshmallows (approximately 1 bag)
  • Red & Yellow Food Coloring (to make orange color)
  • 12 Tootsie Rolls
  • 1 Green Fruit Roll-up (you will only be able to find the blue/green combo in the grocery store)

Directions:

  1.     Melt your butter in a large sauce pan over low heat
  2.     Add marshmallows and stir constantly until melted
  3.     Remove from heat
  4.     Add approximately 4 drops of red food coloring & 2 drop yellow food coloring- Add until you have a nice bright orange color
  5.     Mix in Rice Krispies
  6.     Form small balls into the shape of a pumpkin (Tip: Add Non-Stick Cooking Spray (Pam) or Crisco to your hands before forming your balls)
  7.     Cut Tootsie Roll in Half and add a half into each pumpkin while still warm
  8.     Cut small leaves from the green portion of your Fruit Roll Up
  9.     Enjoy!
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