I love cooking, ask my friends, I can make a mean meal. But puddings and baking…nope. I can’t bake for shit. I follow the instructions to a tee and my cakes are flat, flimsy and…..flaccid (insert immature giggle here)
We wanted to make some spooky treats for our little Halloween evening at my mum’s, so I got all over Pinterest and found some super easy, yummy treats that made the kids (and adults) very happy. NB – There is a lot of sugar in these, the smiles were probably more of a manic sugar rush…but whatcha gonna do?
Rice Crispie Pumpkins
- Rice crispies – about 400g
- Butter – about 35g (you need to cover your hands in it to roll the mixture)
- Food colouring – Orange
- Mini Rolos – 1 tube
- Smarties or Jelly Tots for the leaves
- Marshmallows – about 300g or 2 big bags
- Melt the marshmallows in a large, non-stick saucepan with 25g of butter and enough food colouring to make it super Pumpkin orange. It took me about half the little jar!
- Add all of the rice crispies and stir until they are all completely coated in the sticky marshmallow mixture.
- Leave to cool in a dish for about 15 mins. I put mine in the fridge to help it along. It is impossible to mould them whilst they are still warm. It will be a sticky disaster – yes I am speaking from experience!
- Once cooled, rub butter over your hands and grab a handful of the mixture. Roll into a ball and press a Rolo into the top. Compress the mixture tightly into a ball around the Rolo.
- Do this for all the mixture and put back into the fridge for another 20 mins of they will fall apart!
- Cut the Smarties or Jelly Tots in half and place them next to the Rolo to finish the stalk and leaf.
- Marshmallows – 1 bag or as many as you want to make.
- Smarties – 1 tube
- Icing tubes
- Use the icing to stick a smartie to the top of the marshmallow.
- Blob a pupil or icing onto the smartie. We did a few cat eyes as well as normal ones. Mixed it up with some evil red and normal black.
- Draw on some scary veins down the sides and you’re done!
Pair these with some Cadbury Fingers with blood red icing nails for a seriously spooky treat. These really are so simple to make, even I didn’t ruin them! What spooky treats are you making this Halloween?