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Cheerios Pumpkins

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Cheerios Pumpkins
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 12

Need a party activity? Let the kids decorate cereal pumpkins, using their imaginations and a few extras. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3 tbsp (45 mL) butter or margarine
3 cups (750 mL) miniature marshmallows
3 drops red food colour
2 drops yellow food colour
5 cups (1.25 L) Cheerios* cereal
12 to 15 whole cashews
Assorted gumdrops, raisins, candy-coated chocolate pieces, licorice
1 tube white decorating icing

Steps

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  • 1
    Place sheet of waxed paper on work surface. In 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in both food colours until mixture is orange. Stir in cereal until evenly coated.
  • 2
    Lightly spray hands with cooking spray. For each pumpkin, shape about 1/3 cup cereal mixture into a ball. Press 1 cashew into top centre of ball for stem. Place balls on waxed paper. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Attach raisins and candies with decorating icing to make faces on pumpkins. Store in loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

  • Variation: Red and yellow food colours make orange. What about red and blue? Green and yellow? Remember: There's no rule saying these pumpkins have to be orange.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 to 15 Pumpkins
Calories
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
Saturated Fat
2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
85mg
Total Carbs
21g
Dietary Fiber
6g
Sugars
7g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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