As it goes I’ve come up with what I thought was a fabulous idea for rice krispies this Halloween…and Wham it’s been done. As mentioned in previous posts I gave up googling my ideas until after the recipe is created, tested and posted. Then it becomes a comparison….how did they create their food compared to how I made mine. But I’m still taking the credit for coming up with this idea myself even if it has been done before. If it’s an idea I’ve gotten from somewhere, credit is always given where credit is deserved, as it should be. Food Bloggers Law.
We are having a Halloween Boogie Bash for the little kids and I wanted some fun food bites for them to munch on. Thought some food colouring in the rice krispie squares would turn them into great little pumpkins. Made a small batch so if you are wanting a lot double the recipe. In the end, success and the kids loved them.
Note: no two pumpkins are created equal so have fun with your shapes and don’t try to make them all perfect.
- 22 large marshmallows
- 3 cups rice krispie cereal
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- couple drops both red and yellow food colouring
- green jelly beans
- Melt butter in pan over medium low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted.
- Pour in your vanilla and food colouring, stirring until combined.
- Remove from heat and add rice krispie cereal. Stir until combined.
- Pour into a dish. If you try to form the pumpkins while still hot it won't work. You need to let the rice krispie mixture cool down a little.
- Once cooled (not completely) start forming balls and place on platter. Once all your balls are formed, go back to first pumpkin ball and shape into a pumpkin. As they cool they become easier to work with. Add your green jelly bean stem.
- Place in refrigerator to firm up for about 20 minutes and serve. Or transfer to a container to store until ready to serve.