Halloween is a great time to involve your children in making crafts and treats.
And this fun family activity is a craft plus treat, all-in-one!
Kids of all ages love marshmallow treats, but did you know that you can color them? And, mold the still-warm treats into all kinds of shapes?
These little pumpkins are easy-to-make and perfect for Halloween!
Our whole family had fun creating our little pumpkin treats, and I bet your family would enjoy making them, too!
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add a little food coloring to create a nice, bright orange color.
Add crispy rice cereal. Stir until well-coated.
Allow to cool, until easy-to-handle yet still warm.
Cover the mixture to retain warmth while you make your pumpkins. (If it cools too much, place the mixture into a microwave-safe bowl, and warm for a minute or two on a medium setting.)
Butter your hands. Roll a small handful of the marshmallow-cereal mixture into a ball.
Set the ball on waxed paper, or a lightly-greased cookie sheet.
With your thumb, press an indention into the center. Flatten the "pumpkin" slightly, with the palm of your hand, if needed.
Unwrap a chocolate role candy, and bend slightly.
Press the candy into the indention of the pumpkin.
Repeat with remaining mixture, creating as many serving-size pumpkins as you like.
These are best if served the same day.
Enjoy your pumpkin treats, and have a happy Halloween!
Photo credit: Rachel.
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