This is a great last minute Halloween treat for your kids to share with their friends. Which is exactly what my girls are doing with them!
A gal in my neighborhood made these to take around to some of the girls in the neighborhood that we are over for church, and I thought it was pretty cute. Each of my girls needs to take a treat to give to their friends for their Halloween parties at school, and I thought these would be perfect! Plus, my girls helped make them, and I always love when there are things they can help me with!
Here’s what you need:
- some sort of rice cereal, you can see we went generic!
- tootsie rolls
- food coloring
I followed the exact recipe directly from the Rice Krispie site, found here. The only thing I added was food coloring to the mallow and butter mix to make it orange.
Once you’ve mixed the melted mallows and butter together, and added in the cereal, let the mixture sit for 5-8 minutes. You can’t form it into pumpkins when it’s freshly made or the shape won’t hold. I sprayed my hands with cooking spray to work with the mixture.
I cut the tootsie rolls in half for the stems, and would add them to the pumpkins as I was forming them; sort of formed the pumpkins around the stem. Then I set the pumpkins on wax paper to harden up a bit.
Once they had time to sit for a bit, I put them in cellophane bags and folded the tops down. Then I printed off some tags that I whipped up in PicMonkey. You can grab the tags HERE to print!
I put some ribbon through the tops of the tags and attached them to the bags. Easy!
Now my girls have a cute little treat to share with their friends for their Halloween parties!
These tags would work great with any Halloween themed treat that your kids might be sharing.