Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pumpkin Treats

Tonight I made a cute and yummy treat. I was inspired by the cover of Family Circle magazine (which I can't find on line anywhere so sorry no link). We all love Rice Crispy treats so I thought how hard would it be to make them into pumpkins? The answer: Not hard at all. I used some red and yellow food coloring to die the marshmallow and butter mixture before adding the crispies. I shaped them into balls and stuck a half of a pretzel in the top. (My trick for non-sticky hands is to dip my hands in water before handling the mixture. They aren't soaked, just damp.) I thought it looked realistic to have some of them misshapen.

Pumpkin Treats I



Pumpkin Treats II

5 comments:

BettyS said...

Very cute. Dad just bought some Rice Krispies tonight to make treats. Maybe we'll try these.

Mickey Standiford said...

They "did" look very good, which is why I couldn't stop myself from eating them. Good thing you took these great photos to remember them by.

kellymear said...

So fun! I always make my kirspy treats different colors- after doing it once, my kids insist, and it's so easy and so fun. These are darling- I think I may use this idea for our FHE treat tonight. Thanks Kelly! :)

Janel said...

So cute. The only thing to make them better would be if they were drenched in chocolate. Do you think this is an option? What a fun treat. Have you thought about compiling a "Rice Krispy Treats for Every Holiday" book?

Mickey Standiford said...

Leave it to Janel to bring chocolate into any discussion regarding sweets. I think her challenge is a good one. I wonder if someone has already written that book?