Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Rice Puff Treats

Yesterday, my 4 yr old son was wanting to do an activity.  He couldn't decided what to do, so I asked him if he wanted to make a snack for snacktime.  He started jumping up and down so I took that as a yes!  hahahaha

You start out with 2 tbsp of butter.  Put this in a large bowl and put in the microwave until melted (20 sec)
Add orange wilton icing coloring to the melted butter (1/4 tsp), then add a 250g bag of marshmallows to the butter.  Place in microwave for 4 minutes or until fluffed up.  Stir in 6 cups of Rice Puffs (rice krispies) until fully coated.  Now this is the tricky part..... you need to make sure that you have a lot of butter on your hands for this next step.  I gave the kids gloves and had them rub butter on the gloves "just like lotion"
I gave them each a handful of the mixture and they had to squeeze it into a ball and then place it onto the wax paper. Place your finger on top and push down slightly so that you have a place to put your stem (your mini rolo).  For a little added fun, we made some green icing and piped it all over the "pumpkins" so that it looked like vines.  The kids had the most fun with this, I think because they were going crazy with the icing.  Some of the "pumpkins" looked more green than orange.

It was a lot of fun and hopefully we can make this a tradition to do every Halloween.

                                     Happy Halloween!!

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