"Waiting's hard, huh, Mommy?"
So, we here's a Halloween sweet treat we made that helped ward off those "waiting to carve the pumpkin" blues.
a dessert cup for molding
Green Apple Twizzlers
Black construction paper or black puffy paint
This is pretty basic, really.
First you make your Rice Krispy Treats, adding in some orange food coloring (or in my case red and yellow until I got the desired color) at the mix in stage. Now I had forgotten how it can be tricky to mold the treats, but remembered right away how important it was to slather my hands in butter to help do this.
I tried to mold it by hand in little globes, but it seemed to work better to have the dessert cup to press the treats into.
My three year old happens to not like getting his hands sticky so he opted to hold the pre-cut Twizzler pumpkin stem while I did the dirty work.
We let them rest on wax paper until we had the whole batch molded.
Licking the spoon when all is done is another very important step.
Then we wrapped them in cellophane and tied them off with little twist-ties (green preferably).
Next, we glued on a pre-cut jack a lantern face...
A fun treat that my son got to deliver to a few of his friends.
And he ate one of them, too!