Rice Krispies Jack-O'-Lantern

Recipe by aimbrulee
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 36 treats
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups mini marshmallows or (16 ounce) bags mini marshmallows
  • 24
    cups Rice Krispies, DIVIDED
  • 12
    tablespoons unsalted butter, DIVIDED
  • 12
    teaspoon orange paste food coloring, DIVIDED (try wilton brand)
  • green food coloring paste
  • black fondant or black icing
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pot, melt 6 TBSP of the butter on low heat, add 8 cups of mini marshmallows, stir together and continure melting slowly over low heat stirring frequently.
  • When marshmallows are melted add 1/4 tsp of orange food color or more if a brighter color is wanted. Stir until the marshmallows are completely orange.
  • Add 12 cups of rice krispies and stir until all blended together.
  • Pour rice krispy mixture into a greased Bundt pan, and press firmly and spread evenly with the bottom of a buttered spatula. Let it cool.
  • Loosen the edges of the krispy treat and turn bundt pan over to remove it. Place rounded side down and flat side up on a plate.
  • Repeat the previous steps again but this time as soon as the marshmallows are melted put 1/2 cup of melted marshmallows aside in a separate bowl. Have someone help you on this step because the marshmallows will firm up quickly.
  • Add green food color to the seperate 1/2 c of marshmallow , stir quickly then add 3/4 c rice krispies to it and blend.
  • Turn the bundt pan upside down, spray the inside center hole of the bundt pan , and press the green krispy mixture into the center cavity. Turn the pan back over. This will be the stem.
  • Continue coloring the marshmallows in the pot orange like before, and pour into the bundt pan like before. This will be the top half of the pumpkin.
  • Let cool, the place the krispy on top of the other, rounded side up this time to make your pumpkin shape.
  • Place the green stem on top in the center.
  • Create your jack o lanterns face with either black icing or with black fondant cut out the face and stick it on by rubbing a little water on the back of each piece and sticking it on.
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