Halloween is next week! Who knew right? For me, it kinda snuck up. Now the question becomes what should I be for Halloween? I bet you have already picked out your costume and thought about how you’re going to do you hair and, possibly, make-up. Growing up, my friends and I liked to do group costumes. I remember one year where we were the characters from Winnie the Pooh, and another year, the Wizard of Oz!
If I’m being honest though, dressing up is not my favourite part of Halloween. It’s all the treats that I get to give (and sometimes get). I really enjoy making special treats for the special trick-or-treaters in my life – my niece and my cousin’s kids. This year I am super excited to make them Rice Krispy Pumpkins. How adorable right?! And super easy and fun.
I am going to wrap them in special little pumpkin bags, fill the bottoms with green M&Ms and gummy worms … maybe some crushed Oreo cookies and they have their own little pumpkin gardens! Now, if I did this for every child that came trick-or-treating at my house I would be making WAAAAAY too many pumpkins. So make them to enjoy yourself, or share with a few special people.
The Recipe for THE BEST Rice Krispie Pumpkins
¼ c. butter
1 bag marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 c. Rice Krispies
red & yellow food colouring
Mini Rolos (or other little chocolate to use for the stem, Kit Kats are good!)
Green M&Ms (or other green chocolate / icing to use for the leaf on top of the pumpkin)
Candy Eyes / Black Icing for Faces (Optional)
Melt the butter (I do it in the microwave but you can do it on the stove as well) and add the marshmallows and vanilla.
Combine until they are smooth and runny – you may need to heat them up a little more. Once smooth, add the yellow and red food colouring to make a nice orange colour.
Once the colour is to your liking, add the Rice Krispies and mix until they are all covered in your marshmallow mixture. Using your hands (I would layer them in oil or non-stick cooking spray so the Rice Krispies don’t stick), roll a handful of your mixture into balls and place them on a cookie sheet to cool and harden.
After you finish rolling them, and before you let them set, add your Rolo or other chocolate stem and green M&M onto the top of the pumpkin to make the stem and a leaf. Allow to set and enjoy!
Enjoy a special Halloween with your little ones!