Cute Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treats

“We’re having a bake sale!” Who loves to hear this phrase? Well, I do! I love baking so this gives me yet another reason to bake up some tasty treats!

Braxton and Blaise’s daycare does a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House every October and the bake sale is one portion of the fundraising efforts.

I didn’t have a lot of free-time this week with everything going on – the Embrace Grace ministry I lead at our church, dinner with some friends, a birthday party, a trip to Summit Racing for some parts for the Chevelle, work, housecleaning, and the list goes on…

Rice crispy treats are really easy and take less than 15 minutes to make. Perfect! I actually already had everything in the pantry to whip up these tasty treats. All that is needed is Rice Crispies cereal, marshmallows, butter, food coloring, and vanilla (optional).

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Rice Crispy Cereal
  • 4 cups (about a 10 ounce bag) mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Orange food coloring
  • Tootsie Rolls (cut in 1/2)
  • 1 green Watermelon Air Head (for leaves of pumpkin)
  • Cooking spray
  • Foil

Directions:

1. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well blended.

2. Add orange food coloring and stir until well mixed.

3. Add cereal and stir until well coated.

4. While still warm, work fast to make the pumpkins. Spray your hands and a sheet of foil with cooking spray. Take a spoonful of the mixture and form into a ball.

5. Place pumpkin on prepared foil and press tootsie roll piece into the top of the ball, pressing down To form the stem. The ball will naturally form into a pumpkin shape. Continue this process until all of the rice and marshmallow mixture is shaped into pumpkins.

6. To make the leaf pieces. Take the airhead and somewhat flatten using a rolling pin. Then, using a sharp knife, cut small triangle pieces into a leaf shape. Place onto pumpkin, next to the tootsie roll stem.

Once these have cooled-down, wrap into individual baggies and tie with a festive ribbon.

There you have it! Super easy! The bake sale was today and apparently these went like hot cakes!

Do you have any go-to bake sale recipes! If so, please share! We’d love to hear from you!

Make today the sweetest!

XOXO

~Jen

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