Jack-o'-Lanterns

Jack-o'-Lanterns

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

12 to 15

pumpkins

3
tablespoons butter or margarine
3
cups miniature marshmallows
3
drops red food color
2
drops yellow food color
5
cups Cheerios® cereal
12
to 15 whole cashews
Assorted gumdrops, raisins, candy-coated chocolate pieces, licorice
1
tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker® white decorating icing
  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 colors 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 center 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.
Makes 12 to 15 pumpkins
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
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:

1 Serving (1 Pumpkin)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.