Today I made some gluten-free rice krispie treats in the shape of pumpkins and thought I’d share them with all of you! I saw a cute picture on facebook of some apple-shaped rice krispie treats and thought it would be fun to make a pumpkin patch.
**Updated 2015: Unfortunately Kellog’s discontinued their gluten free version of Rice Krispies cereal.
- Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 Bag of Marshmallows
- Red & yellow food coloring (or natural food coloring)
- 18-20 tootsie rolls unwrapped
- Frosting for leaves is powdered sugar, green food coloring, and a little milk (or water).
- (Optional) Chocolate cookies crushed for bed of “dirt”
To make, all you need to do is follow the rice krispies treats recipe on the back of the box. When your marshmallows are nice and melty add red and yellow purchased or homemade food coloring until you reach a pumpkin orange color.
After you stir the cereal into the marshmallow mixture, rub some butter on the palms of your hands and roll the mixture quickly into balls. I placed more butter on my hands between rolling each ball. Place a tootsie roll in the center of each pumpkin and garnish with frosting leaves.
I placed my pumpkins on a bed of crushed chocolate cookies just for fun and then styled them for you all.
These would be adorable for a harvest party!
And in case you are wondering, they come Darth Vader approved!
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