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Jack-o’-Lantern Pops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

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
Jack-o'-Lantern Pops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 310 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 385mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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