Need a party activity? Let the kids decorate cereal pumpkins, using their imaginations and a few extras.
tablespoons butter or margarine
cups miniature marshmallows
drops red food color
drops yellow food color
cups Cheerios™ cereal
to 15 whole cashews
Assorted gumdrops, raisins, candy-coated chocolate pieces, licorice
tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ white decorating icing
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 colors until mixture is orange. Stir in cereal until evenly coated.
Lightly spray hands with cooking spray. For each pumpkin, shape about 1/3 cup cereal mixture into a ball. Press 1 cashew into top center of ball for stem. Place balls on waxed paper. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
Attach raisins and candies with decorating icing to make faces on pumpkins. Store in loosely covered container.
Red and yellow food colors make orange. What about red and blue? Green and yellow? Remember: There's no rule saying these pumpkins have to be orange.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Pumpkin
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.