Pumpkin Rice Cereal TreatsThis is an easy 15 minute project and it made 28 pumpkins. Great for school parties!
Supplies: rice cereal, mini marshmallows, butter, food coloring (red/yellow), green candy for stems (I used Jelly Bellies) and cupcake papers, if desired.
Make a batch of Rice Krispie (R) treats. My basic recipe: microwave 1/4 c. (1/2 stick) of butter until melted. Add 4 c. mini marshmallows, stir and microwave until those are melted (stir intermittently). Add food coloring to make a bright orange - remember it will be "diluted" with the cereal so go bright. Add 5 c. of rice cereal and stir well.
To make the pumpkins: set out wax paper and get your handy-dandy scoop (I used the Pampered Chef large). Spray some Pam (R) on the scoop and scoop out individual balls onto wax paper. Try to pack the mixture into the scoop so it stays together, but don't worry if they fall apart a bit. When all mixture is scooped, spray your (clean) hands with Pam and mold the pumpkins into tight rounds and place into cupcake papers. Make a small divot in the center. Add a jelly bean for stem to finish. Viola! Easy peasy and cute to boot.
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