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Let’s celebrate! October kicks off the last quarter of the year and with it comes our favorite holidays (the ones we wait for all year!); October has Halloween, November has Thanksgiving, and December has Christmas. The beginning of October means the party is just beginning. Exciting, right? So, let’s celebrate! To kick-off the holiday season, we’re showing you how to make delicious (and insanely cute) DIY Halloween Treats: Pumpkin Krispie Treats.
Check out the recipe below!
DIY: Make Delicious Pumpkin Krispie Treats!
These DIY treats are as scrumptious as they are cute. This recipe takes a Halloween twist on the classic Rice Krispie Treat recipe. Orange food dye and a circular shape turn your standard krispie snacks into little pumpkins! Read on for instructions on making these ghoulish treats!
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- 3 Tbsp Butter
- ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
- Orange food coloring (mix red & yellow)
- 5 ½ cups of mini marshmallows
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- Mini tootsie rolls
- Candy for decoration (pretzels, M&M’s, candy corn)
Melt 3 tbsp of butter in a large sauce pan on medium heat. When the butter is slightly brown, add ½ tsp vanilla extract and 5 ½ cups of marshmallows. Stir until completely melted. Add orange food coloring; a good way to make this is to mix red and yellow food coloring into a bowl before adding to the melted marshmallows. Finally, add 6 cups of crispy rice cereal. Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Let cool.
Once mixture is cool, get out large cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. Take an ice cream scoop and scoop out balls of the mixture. You may need to mold with hands to create an even ball. On a separate plate, place a few tootsie rolls, and put in the microwave for 15 seconds to soften them up. Add on top of your krispie balls. Finally, decorate however you want - feel free to add a face out of candy or frosting!
Viola! You’ve created delicious pumpkin krispie treats perfect to ring in the holiday season!
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