Halloween is creeping around the corner! Are you ready?

With Halloween right around the corner, make sure you’re getting costume ideas finalized and decorations prepared. I wanted to share one of my favorite easy to make Halloween treats that go well with any preparty. We hope you enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS
3 Tbsp. butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract
red & yellow food coloring or orange gel coloring
5-1/2 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups crispy rice cereal
mini tootsie rolls
candy for decorations, M&M’s, candy corn, etc.

    INSTRUCTIONS

1) In a large saucepan, melt and slightly brown butter on medium heat. Add vanilla extract and marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Add food coloring until desired orange color is reached. Add cereal and stir until completely combined. Turn off heat and let sit for a few minutes, until cool enough to handle.

2) When mixture has cooled enough, spray your hands with cooking spray and mold cereal mix into circles. (I made nine medium sized pumpkins). Unwrap a tootsie roll and press into each pumpkin top. Add candy for the eyes and noses (we used a little frosting to adhere). Eat and enjoy!

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    A Halloween Poem

Goblins on the doorstep,
Phantoms in the air,
Owls on witches’ gate posts,
Giving stare for stare.

Cats on flying broomsticks,
Bats against the moon,
Stirring round of fate-cakes,
With a solemn spoon.

Whirling apple parings,
Figures draped in sheets,
Dodging, disappearing,
Up and down the streets.

Jack-o’-lanterns grinning,
Shadows on a screen,
Shrieks and starts and laughter–
This is Halloween!

-Dorothy Brown Thompson

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