No Bake Halloween Treats – mini pumpkins

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Fun and easy Halloween treats to make with kids!  Last night my 8-year-old and I made these adorable mini pumpkins for Halloween.   The pumpkins are very simple and a blast to make.  This was our first time making these and they didn’t turn out too bad considering my 8-year-old did most of them!

Halloween finish

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 box Rice Crispy Cereal
  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 1 bag of tootsie rolls
  • Orange food coloring (we used Color Garden because it is 100% plant-based)
  • Black sparkle gel
  • Green decorating icing

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To make:

  • In a microwave safe bowl add 40 marshmallows, melt for 1 min, then 30 seconds until it is melted
  • Add orange dye to melted marshmallows

halloween marshmellows

  • 4 cups of rice crispy cereal, add more if needed
  • Roll into balls, about the size of a tennis ball
  • Set on a cookie sheet and allow the little pumpkins to set (20 min)

Halloween pumpkins

  • Use black sparkle gel to draw on eyes and mouth
  • Use green decorating icing to add leaves
  • Roll out tootsie rolls to use as stump and add-on top

halloween pumpkinsThe mini pumpkins have been a HUGE hit!  I gave them to the his teacher, school nurse, the wonderful women who help at the office in his school and everyone on our street. I just got back from lunch with my brother and just walking through the restaurant everyone was telling me how cute they were.  I hope your friends and family love them too, Happy Halloween!

pumpkin

2 Comments on No Bake Halloween Treats – mini pumpkins

  1. Alana Tierney
    October 30, 2014 at 2:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this! Really cute idea!!

  2. Smitha @ RunningwithSDMom
    October 30, 2014 at 2:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Super cute idea! I will have to remember this for next year!

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