We sent in these fun Pumpkin Surprise Treats to my oldest sons class today. They wanted a pumpkin shaped treat and these worked out perfect! We did not come up with this fun food idea. We used this idea from the Kellogg's site ricekrispies.com. However, we did come up with a better way to make these limiting a bit of the mess & getting a perfect orange color.
Pumpkin Surprise Treats
(adapted from Surprise Pumpkin Treats from ricekrispies.com)
6 Cups of Kellogg's Rice Krispies
3 Tablespoons of Butter
1/2 of a bag of Jumbo Pumpkin Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (colored orange)
12 Fun Sized Candy Bars (we used Milky Way)
Large Pretzel Sticks
Green Cookie Frosting (we used Betty Crocker)
Melt the butter on low heat in a large sauce pan. Then add the jumbo pumpkin marshmallows until completely melted. Using the jumbo orange pumpkin marshmallows will keep you from having to use food coloring. This also will make sure you have a good even orange color. Stir in the Rice Krispies until completely coated. Spray a 1/2 measuring cup with cooking spray. Also spray your hands just a little. Scoop out 1/2 cup portions and flatten out a bit. Place the mini candy bars in the middle and wrap around to cover. Shape into a balls and place on wax paper. I thought this would be so messy to make and it wasn't at all! We made a double batch of these for my sons class.
We broke off the ends of large pretzel sticks for the stem and used the green cookie frosting to make the leaves....
Here is the secret candy surprise!
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