This tip is for a cute treat for the kiddos to help make to enjoy at home or at school.
The idea is to tweak Rice Krispies into pumpkin shapes, and decorate for fall or Halloween.
Here’s the “How To”:
Make your regular batch of Rice Krispie Treats.
3 tablespoons butter
1 (10 oz.) package regular marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
Orange food coloring or use yellow and red to get the shade of orange you desire.
1. Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add food coloring until mixture is the desired color.
2. Add rice krispies. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, spoon mixture into mini bundt pan and press evenly. Fill each area of the pan, press firmly so the Krispies mold against the lines of the bundt pan. Place pan in the freezer until Krispies are cool and somewhat solidified. Pop the Krispies out of the pan. Press the flat sides of two Krispies together. Make sure to align the bundt lines so the crease goes all the way from the top to the bottom. Voila! You have a very tasty pumpkin!
At this point I usually pop them back in the freezer for a bit just to firm them up. Once they are firm you can use tubes if icing and assorted candies to decorate your pumpkins as you desire with a Fall theme, or with a Jack-o-lantern face.
I have done this with all sizes of bundt pans. I used the mini/cupcake bundts for Woody and Tigger to share with friends. I made several Krispie batches and used the pan with 6 small bundts for Hubby to share with co-workers. Years ago, I made so many batches of Krispies I lost count with the large cake bundt to make a huge pumpkin treat to take into the office.
***Tip*** If you are making multiple batches and want the colors to be the same for each batch, count how many drops of food coloring you add, that way you can be consistent through each batch.