Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins

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These are just too cute! I made these along with ghost cookies for a playdate we are going on tomorrow!

Recipe makes 12 pumpkins

Ingredients –
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

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Melt 3 tbsp butter in a large pot over low heat.

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Once melted stir in marshmallows. Stir these regularly. It will take several minutes for them to melt.

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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.

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Remove from heat & stir in rice cereal. Let cool for a couple minutes before starting to work with it.

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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.

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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.

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Once cooled store in an airtight container.

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Enjoy!

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