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In our third Rice Krispies Challenge this year, we were told we need to create a fun and creative recipe with a spooky theme that brings together kids and parents making crafty cereal fun. We looked over the Halloween treats already featured on the Rice Krispies website and then decided to come up with something completely new!

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We also checked out the competition already posting their awesome creations  in The Motherhood Circle (after our recipe was decided on)! Dang, you ladies are creative. Gorgeous work.

Zareen was our gracious team leader this time and had all the supplies ready so that as soon as we got there, we got to work! As we worked, tasted and crafted our surprise, Tara and I talked motorcycles since her husband owns a motorcycle supply website and my husband just bought a jacket for his riding hobby. I think I need a helmet with a face shield but that's another blogpost for another day.  . . .

Back to work. . . talk . . . work. . . talk . . .work. What a fun day with some lovely, lovely ladies!

Here we are creating the base of our spooky scene.

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And, of course the unique recipe for our challenge:

Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats – Haunted Pumpkin Patch

Base Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (8 TBS)  butter or margarine
  • 1 ¼ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 package(about 40) + 10 regular marshmallows
  • 2 TBS Pumpkin Puree
  • 7 cups   Rice Krispies

Directions

1.       In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Stirring frequently. Butter will foam and then the foam will subside. Brown bits will begin to form at the bottom. Keep stirring. You will smell a nutty aroma and the butter will be lightly brown. Off the heat.

2.       Stir in pumpkin pie spice until incorporated. Add marshmallows and stir. Put the heat back on low and stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Remove from heat.

3.       Stir in pumpkin puree and two drops of red food coloring and 3-4 drops of yellow food coloring (to make desired orange color).

4.       Mix in Rice Krispies until they are fully coated with marshmallow mixture. Turn out onto a wax paper lined baking sheet.

 

To Make Pumpkins:

Ingredients:

  • One batch Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats.
  • Small Pretzel Sticks
  • Green Icing tube with Leaf tip.

Directions:

1.       Allow Rice Krispies Treats to cool for a bit.

2.       Shape into round balls. Insert a 1/3 of a pretzel stick into the tops to act as a pumpkin stem.

3.       Use green icing and an leaf tip to create a small green leaf on the side of the “stem.”

 

To Assemble Haunted Pumpkin Patch:

Ingredients:

  • 2 batches of Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats
  • 1 batch Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats made into Pumpkins
  • 1 can Chocolate Frosting
  • 2-3 cups Chocolate Cookie Crumbs (crumble plain chocolate cookies in a food processor or blender)
  • 1 bag Marshmallows
  • 1 bag Pretzel Sticks
  • 2 -3 sticks of Black Twizzlers
  • 1/3 cup Reeces Pieces
  • Peeps Marshmallow Ghosts, assorted miniature Halloween signs, tomb stones, zombies, bats, spiders , ghosts from a craft store for decorating

 

Directions:

1.       Spread a baking sheet with wax paper and spray with cooking spray.  Make 2 batches of Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats and spread out onto baking sheet evenly. Once cooled completely turn over onto  a platter or tray.

2.       Frost Treats with chocolate frosting and cover with cookie crumbs (for dirt).

3.       Create a “fence” around Treats by taking 2 Marshmallows and connecting them with 2 parallel pretzel sticks. Continue to join pretzels sticks and Marshmallows until the fence goes around the tray of Rice Krispies Treats. Adhere the marshmallows to the chocolate frosting.

4.       Make a “path across the middle of the Treats (vertically) with Reeces Pieces.

5.       Cut the tops of the Twizzlers down in thin strips to make tree branches and cut them slightly at the bottom (to make roots) and adhere into the frosting for spooky trees.

6.       Scatter the Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treat Pumpkins around the “pumpkin patch.”

7.       Decorate with marshmallow ghosts and store bought spooky creatures and signs.

 And, more pictures of the creative process:

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And the final scene: a spooky Rice Krispies pumpkin treat patch for all to enjoy with a plate of extra pumpkins and ghost marshmallows on the side!

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Up close on our pumpkin patch and treats:

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Yummo!!

 

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Comments

  1. oh so cute!! my son is addicted to krispy treats… he had them for the first time this summer and he sees a picture…he wants it!

  2. Jennifer Young says:

    So creative! Ok, which one of you wants to come help me with my son’s birthday cake on Saturday? Ha! Great job and thanks for a great giveaway.

  3. This looks wonderful! My kids would love it!

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  7. awesome! i love rice krispy treats!

  8. julie cutshaw says:

    oh thats almost to creativaly pretty to eat, i love the ghost, love rice krispies so many ways to enjoy them, great review thanks
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  9. julie cutshaw says:

    oh thats almost to creativaly pretty to eat, i love the ghost, love rice krispies so many ways to enjoy them, great review thanks
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  13. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    looks amazing and so creative!

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    they are so cute! and look delicious.

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    Looks great :)
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    really cute and creative
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  26. linda brooks says:

    My oldest daughter would probably die if I made these for her, they look amazing.

  27. This looks awesome! Jeanne1368@comcast.net

  28. This looks wonderful. I would love to try these with my kids.

  29. very cool!

  30. I love rice crispies!!

  31. Erica Best says:

    rice krispy treats are so yummy thanks for the fun giveaway

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  33. oh my goodness that is too cute, you ladies are so crafty, I think I may try a very scaled down version… it may just be rice krispy blobs that we all eat, but yum! ;)

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  36. This looks awesome!!!

  37. Super creative – afraid to show my kids or this is how I’ll be spending my afternoon! :)

  38. Stephanie says:

    What a fun treat!

  39. These look delicious! I am a fan of anything with marshmallows or chocolate.

  40. Your project is amazing! I really love the pumpkin rice krispy recipe you guys came up with, wow, gotta try that!! :-) creedamy [at] yahoo [dot] com

  41. This looks almost too creative to eat!

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  45. I’m very non-creative, but I think adding some orange food coloring to make them into pumpkins with the pretzel stick and green icing is something I could do.

    I’ve always wanted to make sheets (like gingerbread) and attempt a house – I could try to make it a candied haunted house! Oh who am I kidding, I don’t have the skill for that :(

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  48. This is so cute! You could also make them via the original directions and then add a heaping serving spoon of creamy peanut butter to them and for Halloween maybe dip one end in milk chocolate and one end in green colored white chocolate and then add a monster face to it!

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