Monday, October 25, 2010

#GreatHallowTweet Halloween BlogHop and Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins!

I was invited to join in on last years #GreatHallowTweet Halloween BlogHop but found myself just too busy to commit and say yes.  Sadly I ended up regretting it and was determined to be a part this year. 

In case you missed last years #GHT Halloween BlogHop you need to know that this is the brain child of Renee from Flamingo Musings.  The widget on the side bar show everyone who is playing and makes it easy for you to “hop” from one participating blog to the next!  So from October 25th to the 31st, just click on any of these links and hop from blog to blog. Fun! Frolic! Mayhem! From ghoulish recipes to please monsters of all ages, to general insanity, make the rounds everyday to see what new surprises might be lurking around that dark corner. You know - the one with the broken streetlight and creepy shadows? BWAHAHAHAHA!

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Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins (adapted from the Rice Krispie website)

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
  • - OR -
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies®
  • Green frosting for piping on stems and leaves

    Directions:

    1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. To tint orange stir in red and yellow food coloring, if desired.
    2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
    3. Using 1/2-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into pumpkin shape. 
    4.  Use the green frosting to make a stem and leaves to make them look like pumpkins. Best if served the same day.

    ***These were so much fun to make.  I had the kids help out of course.  I just wish I had of made them more orange but my youngest has issues with dyes so I was hesitant to use more.  Next time I will also melt some chocolate and make little faces on them but for this one I wanted to use the Halloween cupcake

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  • 10 comments:

    Coco Cooks said...

    Glad you could play along this year. The girls will love the treats.

    Megan said...

    I love pumpkins in any size, shape, or form! This could be breakfast! ;)

    April said...

    I love these!

    kat said...

    What a cute Halloween treat!

    Kudos Kitchen said...

    Judy, I'm glad you're able to participate. This is my first year to join in the fun and I'm having a blast! Your post brought back many fond memories of when I was a kid. Thanks for that. BTW, love your scary pumpkin background. Ghoulish!
    Renee

    SKM said...

    Love it! Glad to have you on the blog hop!

    RecipeGirl said...

    Cute! And so easy too. These are the ones the kids like best too!!

    LaDue & Crew said...

    Oh I never thought of making the treats into pumpkins! Fab idea! I love them too, and always eat more than my fair share, lol...

    RJ Flamingo said...

    These are so adorable! And I love Krispies Treats - bet the kids had fun with 'em. Great minds think alike! Well, mine is more warped than yours...

    I'm so glad you're playing with us, Judy - just wouldn't be the same without you! xox

    Joy said...

    Too cute! I love any incarnation of the rice krispy treat. :)