Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

I made these little cuties for my nephew's birthday party.  They are easy to make and super cute!  The kids loved them.  They're great for Halloween or Thanksgiving.  Here's how I made them:


1/2 stick butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
5 cups rice krispies cereal
Orange food coloring (or red and yellow food coloring)
30 tootsie roll midgies

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until melted.  Once melted, add orange food coloring.  Stir well.  Put cereal in a large bowl.  Pour melted marshmallows over the cereal and stir well.  When totally combined, let sit a few minutes to cool a bit.

The secret to success here is wet hands.  Wet your hands with cold water, then take a heaping tablespoonful of the mixture and squeeze it together into a ball.  Roll gently.  Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  If your hands get sticky, just wet them again.  After you roll all 30 balls, add the tootsie roll stem.  Make a small indention in the top of the ball with your finger.  Place the tootsie roll in the indentiuon and squeeze the cereal around it to hold it in place.

That's it.  Easy, cute and festive.  Make these for Halloween or any time this Autumn season.

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