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Rice Cereal Treat Pumpkins Recipe

Roll up your very own pumpkin patch where every pumpkin picked is always a crowd-pleaser. A frightfully fun twist on a classic treat, all your Halloween guests won’t be able to resist carving into these pumpkins with each bite.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Orange gel food coloring
  • Chocolate almond bark
  • Braided pretzel sticks
  • Pretzel sticks

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Add the vanilla. Mix in a few drops of orange gel food coloring until the desired color has been achieved. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in the rice cereal. Mix well with the melted marshmallow mixture.
  3. Lay out a sheet of wax paper. Use floured hands to form 2” and 4” balls. Place balls onto wax paper. Press a braided pretzel stick into the top of each large ball and half of a regular pretzel stick into the top of each small ball to create the “pumpkin stem”.
  4. Melt the chocolate almond bark according to the directions on the package.
  5. Place the melted chocolate almond bark into a Ziploc® plastic bag making sure bag is securely closed. Cut a small hole in one tip of the plastic bag.
  6. Pipe the melted chocolate almond bark onto the pumpkin balls forming faces or words. (Caution: bag may be hot from the melted almond bark!)
MICROWAVE INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave butter with marshmallows on high for 2 minutes in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Stir together. Continue to microwave 1 minute intervals until completely melted.

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