Fall Vittles: Crispy Pumpkins Heads

I’m so glad I still have a semi young little brother, because I kinda geek over treats and crafts made for a smaller audience. It totally clashes with my old soul. I blame the Holiday Cheer Mister in me.

I saw these sweet, crispy balls dressed up as Halloween pumpkins and thought, I need those. I covered my child-like tendencies up by making them when Luke was over. It worked brilliantly. They are very easy, and very messy, so roll up your sleeves and jump in!

What You'll Need:
- 1 Box Rice Krispies
- 3 Tubs of Marshmallow Cream
- 3 Tbls. Melted Butter
- Orange Food Coloring
- Mini Tootsie Rolls
- Black Glitter Writing Icing
- Green Writing Icing (Optional)

How To Make:
1. In a medium bowl mix marshmallow cream, melted butter, and orange food coloring until butter and cream are fully mixed.  Add food coloring and mix until color is just right.

2. In a separate large bowl, add rice krispies, then slowly add in marshmallow cream mix.  Fold in until it is fully mixed.

3. Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray, grab a hand full of mix and form into medium size balls. (Queue giggle) Take the end of a fork, and stick into the top of the ball.  This will make room for the tootsie roll/stock.  Then place all pumpkins on cookie sheet and place in fridge for an hour to harden.

4. Remove pumpkins and use the glitter icing to make faces.  You can also use green writing icing  to make leaves off the stock.

Now wash your hands, and enjoy!


  1. ummm THIS MAKES MY HEART SMILE! i have a younger brother too!! mine is 15...and turning 16 in feb AHHHHH YIIIIKES HOW IS HE OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE!? but seriously -- this post makes me think of (and miss) my little bro so much because we bake together too! except my bro is DEFINITELY a better baker than i am. i blame it on his sweet tooth.

    aaaand now i'll be texting my bro and ask him to start looking for recipes for us to bake when i come home in a few weeks. :) thanks for the little nudge to do that.


  2. Cute! I can't wait til we have kids soon so I can start doing more fun food projects with out feeling so geeky! xoxo

  3. These look so cute and they sound delicious!

  4. I saw these on Pinterest and have been contemplating making them. Yours turned out super cute!

  5. This is amazing! What an awesome idea :) I think I need to make these for my son's school! I made popcorn balls last year and they were a NIGHTMARE!! These look messy but so so much fun!

    PS Your little brother is adorable. I have 5 little brothers, and I miss that age!!!


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