Monday, October 10, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

Halloween Recipes 
Pumpkin shaped Halloween desserts with candy inside.
There's a sweet surprise inside these gooey, gooey pumpkin shaped goodies...your kid's favorite fun-sized Halloween candy!


3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
- OR -
4 cups miniature marshmallows
Food coloring (orange)
6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
12 bite-size candies (such as peanut butter cups, chocolate-covered nougat bars or large gum drops)
Canned frosting (green)
12 small green gum drops


1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Tint with orange food coloring.

2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using 1/2-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into 12 portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into pumpkin shape around one candy piece. Pipe frosting onto each for vines and attach gumdrop for stem. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

**As an elementary teacher, I was always looking for something different to make my classroom children. While this is not my own personal recipe, it has always been a big hit at all of my school parties. 

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  1. Sounds great Mary--I may have to try this next week!!

  2. Thanks Jenn!!! It is fairly easy to make and your kids will love them for their school parties. :)

  3. These look so yummy and festive!! Great recipe!! I am going to have to try this one!!


  4. Thanks Kathy. They would be great to make for the kids parties at school.