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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Rice Krispy Treat Pumpkins

These rice krispy treat pumpkins turned out adorable if I do say so myself. What fun they were to  make also. I loved the bright orange coloring on them and the tootsie roll stem just makes me smile. I love Fall and I love baking fall goodies! So if you want an easy treat to take to work or just to share with family or friends, this one would be highly recommended by me.
Thanks to http://www.idigpinterest.com/2013/09/pumpkin-krispies-treats.html  for this cute idea!

3 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
orange food coloring, (or mix yellow and red food coloring according to pkg directions- to create orange)
5 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispys
Tootsie Roll Midgees (mini tootsie rolls)
A pat of butter (to use on hands to keep them from sticking)

 In a large saucepan, melt butter on medium heat. Add vanilla extract and marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Add food coloring until desired orange color is reached. Add Rice Krispys and stir until completely combined. Turn off heat and let sit for a few minutes, until cool enough to handle. (These actually roll better when they are cooled off, but don't let them cool too much or they are a little tough to form)
When mixture is cooled, spread a very tiny amount of butter onto your hand and roll a handful of the mixture to form a pumpkin shape. Unwrap a tootsie roll and shape into the stem. (you can soften a few tootsie rolls in the microwave first, but only for a second or two, they melt fast!)
You will need to "rebutter" your hands before shaping each pumpkin!
Let them cool and serve.

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