Friday, October 22, 2010

Jack-O-Lantern S'mores


I was given the chance (and some free cereal) to create a fun Halloween treat thanks to Betty Crocker. The following Jack-O-Lantern S'mores recipes is what I (actually my husband) came up with and it was featured at Betty Crocker.com.

Makes: 4 jack-o-lanterns

4 cups Golden Grahams, slightly crushed
2 T. butter
6 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. Cocoa Puffs
2 drops red food coloring
3 drops yellow food coloring

In a medium pot, melt butter. Add in marshmallows and stir until almost melted. Stir in food colorings and continue stirring until marshmallows are completely melted and orange coloring is uniform. Remove from heat; stir in crushed Golden Grahams until completely coated. Divide Golden Graham mixture into four equal parts. Place each part on a lightly greased or buttered plate and shape into a pumpkin. Use Cocoa Puffs to create a jack-o-lantern face, pushing them into the marshmallow mixture. Allow to cool. Enjoy!

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Tips: This is a fun recipe because kids can help to shape the pumpkin and create the jack-o-lantern face. I called it Jack-O-Lantern S'mores because it has the graham, marshmallow and chocolate flavors. A plastic plate scraper is helpful to shape the pumpkin since the marshmallows are still hot and sticky. If the Cocoa Puffs are pushed into the pumpkin, they should stick while the marshmallows are still warm. I also shared this recipe at Real Life's Your Life Your Blog, at Mom Trends' Friday Food and at Grocery Cart Challenge's Recipe Swap.

Recipe from Stacy (with credit given to my husband for the idea)

Disclosure: I was provided with seven boxes of General Mills cereal to use in creating my recipe. I was not compensated in any other way.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

That looks delicious and fun. Thanks for sharing the recipe

Allison said...

That looks so tasty. My kiddo would LOVE it.

Live.Love.Eat said...

These are adorable!!!!!!!!

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

What a neat idea they are so cute
vickie

Anonymous said...

I know my grandkids will love this!!

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