Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Surprise Treats

Happy Halloween!  

We sent in these fun Pumpkin Surprise Treats to my oldest sons class today. They wanted a pumpkin shaped treat and these worked out perfect!  We did not come up with this fun food idea. We used this idea from the Kellogg's site  However, we did come up with a better way to make these limiting a bit of the mess & getting a perfect orange color.

Pumpkin Surprise Treats
(adapted from Surprise Pumpkin Treats from

6 Cups of Kellogg's Rice Krispies
3 Tablespoons of Butter
1/2 of a bag of Jumbo Pumpkin Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (colored orange)
12 Fun Sized Candy Bars (we used Milky Way)
Large Pretzel Sticks
Green Cookie Frosting (we used Betty Crocker)

Melt the butter on low heat in a large sauce pan.  Then add the jumbo pumpkin marshmallows until completely melted. Using the jumbo orange pumpkin marshmallows will keep you from having to use food coloring.  This also will make sure you have a good even orange color.   Stir in the Rice Krispies until completely coated.  Spray a 1/2 measuring cup with cooking spray. Also spray your hands just a little.  Scoop out 1/2 cup portions and flatten out a bit.  Place the mini candy bars in the middle and wrap around to cover.  Shape into a balls and place on wax paper. I thought this would be so messy to make and it wasn't at all!  We made a double batch of these for my sons class.

We broke off the ends of large pretzel sticks for the stem and used the green cookie frosting to make the leaves....

Here is the secret candy surprise!

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  1. Hello there Jill! Your recipe looks great - I'm going to save this, for next year.

  2. I love this idea and it's a great way to get rid of some of that excess Trick-or-Treating candy :D Plus, since it's pumpkins, it works for both Halloween and Thanksgiving!

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  3. ooo, I wondered what the surprise meant... now I know, super cute! I'm hosting a Thanksgiving party all month long (until Thanksgiving) and would love for you to come over and link it up! This is in addition to my normal Tasteful Tuesday party that runs every Tuesday. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and be THANKFUL for all our blessings.

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  5. What a great recipe idea.
    I will save this. Congrats!