Since it’s still 90 degrees and doesn’t yet feel like Fall here in Florida, I decided to create my own pumpkin patch. I came across this Rice Krispie Treats recipe in a magazine at the hair salon this week. I didn’t feel right about ripping out a recipe from a magazine that didn’t belong to me, so I created my own version of these autumn treats (the magazine version hid mini candy bars inside the pumpkins).
Ingredients (icing not pictured):
1. Prepare Rice Krispie treats according to package. Add orange food coloring (I mixed my own from red & yellow) into the marshmallows.
2. Shape Rice Krispies into various sized balls. Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray to make them easier to handle.
3. Add “stems” at the top using green gumdrops (or in my case, Mike & Ike candies, since my husband couldn’t find gumdrops at the store). Add leaves or vines with green icing.
Hint- make an indentation in the top of the pumpkin and add a dot of icing so that the stem stays in place. I didn’t figure that out until my last couple of them.
4. Add candies or chocolate chips to make a jack-o-lantern
For the leaves, I use the Wilton icing tip to create leaves. You can also purchase fondant or gumpaste leaves from Joann’s or Michaels.
Happy Fall! Is the weather cool where you are?