These are just too cute! I made these along with ghost cookies for a playdate we are going on tomorrow!
Recipe makes 12 pumpkins
3 tbsp butter (the real stuff)
10 oz pkg mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
Red & yellow food coloring
6 cups Rice Krispie cereal (I used an off brand)
6 tootsie rolls cut in half
Melt 3 tbsp butter in a large pot over low heat.
Once melted stir in marshmallows. Stir these regularly. It will take several minutes for them to melt.
Once the marshmallows are melted stir in vanilla extract. Start with 2 dots of red food coloring & 3 yellow. Work from there to get the desired orange.
Remove from heat & stir in rice cereal. Let cool for a couple minutes before starting to work with it.
Spray your hands with non stick cooking spray. Press into 12 balls. I suggest spraying your hands in between each one if you have any issues with them sticking to your hands.
Press half a tootsie roll into the top of each one. If they start to fall apart at all just press them together again.
Place in the fridge to set. 15 minutes after I put them in I checked them & had to reform a few that had fallen apart. After that they all stayed together.
Once cooled store in an airtight container.