Thursday, October 27, 2011

Crispy Rice Pumpkin Pops

What You Need:

1 (10 1/2 oz.) pkg. miniature marshmallows
3 T of butter
1/8 t of salt
Red and yellow gel food coloring
6 C of crisp rice cereal
6 Popsicle sticks
3 miniature Tootsie rolls, cut in half
3 miniature green apple Air Head candies, cut into thin strips
Black decorating gel

How to Make It:

Place the marshmallows, butter and salt into a large sauce pan over medium low heat.
Stirring constantly, cook 5 minutes or until completely melted and smooth.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Stir in the red and yellow food coloring until you have reached a pumpkin orange color.
Fold in the cereal and coat well.
Lightly butter your hands and fingers and form the mixture into 6 equal size balls.
Insert 1 Popsicle stick 1/2 way up into each ball.
Place 1/2 of each Tootsie roll on the top of the ball to represent the pumpkin stem.
Roll the Air Head candy strips between your palms to form a vine.
Press the vine into the pumpkin ball as close to the stem as you can, allowing it vine over the edge of the pumpkin.
Make a face on the pumpkin using the black decorating gel.
Allow the pops to cool completely on a wire rack.

These make fun little treats to give out on Halloween. Need more than 6 just double or triple the ingredients. They also make great treats for that Halloween school party or as an after school Halloween snack.

Makes 6 servings

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Recipe Venue Blog - Introducing edible food glitter

Halloween Glitter Popcorn Snack
Introducing edible food glitter.

What You Need:

1 (1.75 oz.) bag microwave popcorn
1 C of fruit flavored cereal
1 C of chocolate flavored cereal
1 T of edible glitter

How to Make It:

Microwave the popcorn as directed on the package.
Dump the popcorn into a large mixing bowl.
Add the cereal and toss to combine with the popcorn.
Sprinkle the glitter of the top and toss again to coat well.

Edible glitter can be found in the cake decorating department of your local craft store. If you cannot find it use colored sugars instead. Place this fun snack in a plastic pumpkin for the kids to munch on during the party or fill small Halloween bags and give out to those cute trick or treaters instead of candy.

Makes 8 servings

Total Time: approximately 10 minutes

Nutritional Information (approximate values per 1 C serving):
Calories 70; fat 1 1/2 g; sodium 100 mg; carbohydrates 11 g; sugar 5 g; protein 0g