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Jack-o'-Lantern Pops Recipe

Jack-o'-Lantern Pops Recipe

As soon as they see these pumpkin pops, your little ghouls’ and goblins’ faces will light right up. —Clara Coulson Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Red and yellow gel food coloring
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Wooden pop sticks
  • Miniature chocolate, green and yellow Tootsie Roll Midgees, as desired
  • Miniature green apple AirHeads bars
  • Black decorating gel or chocolate frosting, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine marshmallows, butter and salt. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from heat; tint orange with red and yellow food coloring. Stir in cereal.
  • 2. With buttered hands, shape mixture into six pumpkins. Insert a wooden pop stick into each pumpkin.
  • 3. Cut chocolate Tootsie Rolls crosswise in half; press one half into the top of each for stems. Cut AirHeads into thin strips; roll between hands to form vines. Press vines into pumpkins near stem. For leaves, roll out green Tootsie Rolls on waxed paper to 1/8-in. thickness. With kitchen scissors, cut out leaves and attach to vines.
  • 4. Add Jack-o'-lantern faces using decorating gel or additional Tootsie Roll cutouts made with yellow and chocolate Tootsie Rolls. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 310 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 385 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.