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Crispy Marshmallow Pumpkin Treats
Crispy Marshmallow Pumpkin Treats are the perfect treat to make for Halloween. The treats are packed together like snowballs or into pumpkin shapes, and then decorated with tootsie rolls, air-head candy and sprinkles.
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You can have tons of fun making these cute pumpkins.
Make any shapes, designs or faces you want. Your kids or grandkids will have fun “packing” the crispy marshmallow mixture into balls and then decorating them with sprinkles and candies. Use tootsie rolls as the stem or even different colored licorice would work.
The perfect snack for the fall season.
- 6 cups miniature marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- orange food coloring
- sprinkles of your choice
- tootsie rolls midgets
- green apple watermelon or your choice of air head candy, cut lengthwise into thin strips or you can substitute fruit by the foot for the air heads
In a large saucepan, combine the marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from heat; tint orange with food coloring. Stir in cereal and mix well. With buttered hands, shape mixture into six large balls. You will need to pack the crispy treats like you would if you were making a snowball. Roll "pumpkins in sprinkles, if desired.
Cut Tootsie rolls in half width-wise, press into top of each "pumpkin" for a stem.
Roll Air Head strips between hands to form vines; press into each pumpkin near stem.
Make faces with Air Heads, or use Fruit by the Foot to make vines and faces.