Jack-o'-Lanterns

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

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12

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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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