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Pumpkin Patch Perfect – Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

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Rice Krispies can come in handy when wanting to create fun Halloween treats.  Shape them into a ball, add half a tootsie roll for a stem and a piece of green fruit roll up for a leaf, and you can easily simulate a pumpkin.  These are going to be a big hit at the neighbor bash at the end of October.  Once again, we have to offer up thanks to Jen at Cincy Shopper for her recipe.  Simply too cute . . . thanks, Jen!

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Image Credit: artandblog.com

Ingredients:
6 Cups Rice Krispie Cereal
3 tbs Butter
10 oz Marshmallows (approx 1 Bag)
Red & Yellow Food Coloring (to make orange color)
24 Tootsie Rolls
1 Green Fruit Roll-up (you will only be able to find the blue/green combo)

Directions:
Melt your butter in a large sauce pan over low heat
Add marshmallows and stir constantly until melted
Remove from heat
Add approx 4 drops of red food coloring & 2 drop yellow food coloring-Add until you have a nice bright orange color
Mix in Rice Krispies
Form small balls into the shape of a pumpkin (Tip: Add Non-Stick Cooking Spray (Pam) or Crisco to your hands before forming your balls)
Cut Tootsie Roll in Half and add a half into each pumpkin while still warm
Cut small leaves from the green portion of your Fruit Roll Up

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