Pumpkin Rice Krispie treats for Halloween

It’s the day before Halloween! Time for a last-minute recipe and a huge sigh of relief, because a hurricane passed through my area all day yesterday and overnight, and everything is okay today. I have power! Stores are open for business! The mailman will be coming, so my shop orders can go out as usual! (Seriously, I’m feeling love for the post office today. UPS and FedEx shut down yesterday, but the USPS mail just kept on truckin’. Gold star!)

Anyhoo, I’m feeling very fortunate… but also a little shellshocked, too. It’s pretty darn tiring to be freaked out all day and all night. So no more scares for Halloween this year! I want a happy, friendly, nothing-but-cute Halloween now! These jack o’ lantern Rice Krispie treats are just what I need today. Comfort food that’s smiling at you. That’s the stuff.

The secret to these cute little guys: they’re made using a Wilton Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan.

Here’s how to make them:

Make a batch of Rice Krispies treats, and as you melt the butter and the marshmallows, add either orange food coloring or some red and some yellow food coloring to create a nice shade of pumpkin orange.

For each pumpkin, mold two halves using the ice cream bowl pan. Put the two halves together to make a single pumpkin.

Decorate with green and black cookie icing to make the face and the vines. Add a molded Tootsie Roll as a stem.


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