Rice Cereal and Marshmallow Treat Pumpkins

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Rice Cereal and Marshmallow Treat Pumpkins
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Cook Time 30-45 minutes

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!

What you'll need

  • 3 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 1 package marshmallows (10 oz.) or 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • Orange (or yellow + red) food coloring
  • 5-6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • Miniature chocolate roll candies

How to make it

  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.

  2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

  3. Add a little food coloring to create a nice, bright orange color.

  4. Add crispy rice cereal. Stir until well-coated.

  5. 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.)

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    Butter your hands. Roll a small handful of the marshmallow-cereal mixture into a ball.

  7. Set the ball on waxed paper, or a lightly-greased cookie sheet.

  8. With your thumb, press an indention into the center. Flatten the "pumpkin" slightly, with the palm of your hand, if needed.

  9. Unwrap a chocolate role candy, and bend slightly.

  10. Press the candy into the indention of the pumpkin.

  11. Repeat with remaining mixture, creating as many serving-size pumpkins as you like.

    These are best if served the same day.

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    Enjoy your pumpkin treats, and have a happy Halloween!

    Photo credit: Rachel.

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