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Pumpkins + Rice Krispies = A Fun Halloween Treat! {Giveaway}

{I posted this cute Halloween recipe last year, now you can see it in action!}

Looking for something fun to do with your kids for Halloween? I’m super excited to share this really fun activity to do with your little ones! Every Monday night we have family night, I try to think of something fun to do with the girls. With Tabitha being 3 and Evangeline being only 8 months old, it’s difficult to find something that will be entertaining to both of them. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t always do something for both of them at the same time, so this activity was focused on Tabitha.

I’m sure everyone has made Kellogg’s Rice Krispies treats before, but this is an incredibly fun take on those most amazing treats! On Monday night, my 3 year old daughter Tabitha and I got to make some super yummy Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treats with a fun candy bar surprise in the center. They are really easy to make and a lot of fun to eat! Tabitha loved that she could help a little too!

Pumpkin Shaped Halloween Rice Krispies Treats

 
Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) Marshmallows -or- 4 cups Miniature Marshmallows
  • Orange food coloring
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 12 MILKY WAY® Brand Minis, 3 MUSKETEERS® Brand Minis -or- 6 FUN SIZE® Bars*
  • Canned frosting (green)
  • 12 small green gum drops

Make It!

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

 

A few tips:

I used a cast iron pot to heat. It is great for distributing the heat so the marshmallows didn’t burn. Also, I moved the cereal mixture onto a cookie sheet to cool a little before making the pumpkins. The first one was a little too warm and it ended up melting the chocolate a little. It stuck to my hands like no other even though I had greased them up pretty well. If the mixture is too warm it will stick to your hands no matter how much you grease up your hands so make sure they are cooled enough to not stick to you but warm enough to be malleable.

 

My daughter LOVED helping, even if it was only to put the candy on top. We took some to our neighbors and they loved them too. These are a great treat and lots of fun to do as a Halloween family night activity.
 
There are plenty more Halloween Rice Krispies recipes to create, such tasty and fun treats! If you would like to receive a Kellogg’s Rice Krispies® Surprise Pumpkin Treats™ Kit to make your own at home, you can win one right here on this post! Enter via the Rafflecoter form below, contest ends October 26, 2012. Good luck!
 
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This review was written by contributing author Teresa Peschke. Teresa blogs over at Crafting in My Closet and has two beautiful daughters who are the light of her life. She loves to share her sewing and crafting adventures as well as her reviews with her friends, and is learning how to raise two crazy girls as she goes.

 

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Disclosure: I was sent a Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treats ™ kit to facilitate this review and giveaway. My opinions are my own and I would never recommend a product that I would not use myself. No other compensation was received, prize will be sent out by the sponsor. Giveaway rules

 

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