Puffed-Rice Pumpkins

  • Preparation time:
  • 25 min
  • Total time:
  • 35 min
  • Makes:
  • 10-12 pumpkins
Puffed-Rice Pumpkins

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Puffed-Rice Pumpkins

Nothing says fall like pumpkins! And these fun pumpkin-shaped treats are perfect for making with the kids.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 tsp orange gel food colouring
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice , optional
  • 6 cups puffed rice cereal
  • green licorice , cut into 1-in. long strips

Directions

    • Spray 2 12-cup mini Bundt pans with oil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Heat a large non-stick pot over medium-low. Add butter, marshmallows, food colouring and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until marshmallows are melted, 3 to 5 min. Remove from heat and stir in cereal until it’s completely coated.
    • When mixture is warm (not hot), spray your hands lightly with oil, then working quickly, press 1⁄4 cup of mixture into Bundt wells. Let stand for 2 to 3 min. Remove from pan and gently press the flat sides of 2 halves together to form a pumpkin. Add licorice stems.

Tip

Don’t have mini Bundt pans? Hand-form pumpkins with 1/2 cup of marshmallow-cereal mixture.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent October 2014 issue.

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