We have two weeks of September left and fall officially starts next week! This means that I get to pumpkin, apple, fall/Halloween it up like crazy (and without judgement)!! As you all know, fall is my favorite season. Its fun, it has the best holidays and is warm, cozy, and comfortable. Its my time to start fresh and get back in to the kitchen.
The big thing about fall is that I am busy. You are busy. If you have kids, your kids are busy. We do it all in the fall. Today’s recipe is something totally fun and easy to do. Plus, these Pumpkin Marshmallow Treats can impress your guests or hostess without a lot of work from you. What more can you ask for?
Whether you are having friends over or a kids party, these little pumpkin are fun to make and fun to eat.
Pumpkin Marshmallow Crispy Treats
Time: 30 minutes
6 cups rice puffs
4 cups marshmallows
3 tbsp unsalted butter
Orange food coloring
12 Tootsie Rolls
On medium heat, melt butter in a large pot. Once melted, add the marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Remove from heat. Add 5 or 6 drops of food coloring to ensure the color is vibrant and not pale. Stir in the rice puffs and ensure they are completely coated. Once coated, spray hands with cooking spray so that the marshmallow treats don’t stick to your hands. Shape a scoop of the treats into a ball and insert a tootsie roll into the top of the pumpkin. Set aside and let them cool (and gel) before eating.
This is a pretty simple treat to make but the biggest tips I would give is to re-apply the cooking spray on your hands frequently and move quickly so that you can shape the balls.