Easy Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats for Halloween

This past weekend the kids and I spent a lot of time with pumpkin. Between picking them at the patch and carving them for the front porch, we were in pumpkin heaven. So it only made sense to get in the kitchen and make some pumpkin fun in there too.

I was digging through my stash of Wilton baking pans and ran into the Ice Cream Cookie Bowl pan that I had completely forgotten about. Turns out, it’s pretty darn perfect for making a realistic shaped pumpkin when filled with Rice Krispies Treats.

To make these, all you need is your favorite Rice Krispies Treats recipe, the Wilton Ice Cream Cup Pan and a few small helpers eager to celebrate Halloween. Alternatively, if you don’t have this pan, you could always just rolls the treats into a ball with your hands.

While you’re melted the marshmallows and butter, add a little orange or red/yellow to create a nice bright orange color.

(My favorite way to make Rice Krispies Treats: 6 TBS butter slightly browned, a splash of vanilla extract, 10.5 oz mini marshmallows, 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal)

Once the molded treats cool, you can place two of them together to create a pumpkin shape.

 

Use a little green cookie icing to draw on some vine squigglies.

A tootsie roll on top makes a great looking stem.

 

You can eat the Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats plain or draw on Jack-o-Lantern faces with black cookie icing.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches Recipe

Whenever the kids drag me out to the mall we always stop at a grilled sub place in the food court. Aside from Auntie Anne’s, it’s the only place in there that makes the trip worth it for me. They have a grilled Chicken Philly sub that I love! I’ve even made my own Chicken Philly at home a few times. But this past weekend I knew we were going to be running around and coming home to cook would be the last thing on my mind.

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwich

So I got this idea that maybe I could just throw all the ingredients in my slow cooker. Lucky for me, it worked! The chicken comes out incredibly tender, the onions caramelize and it all soaks up the delicious liquid seasoning I like to use. If you haven’t tried Dale’s Steak Seasoning you absolutely must. It’s perfect for steaks but also flavoring chicken in this case. NOTE: While it’s called a seasoning it’s actually a SAUCE. So if you’re looking for this in your grocery store you’ll want to look around the bbq, liquid marinades, dressings. It’s a dark liquid in a bottle, not a dry seasoning.

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches Recipe

Ingredients

  • butter – 2 tablespoons
  • sliced sweet onion – 1
  • sliced green bell peppers – 2
  • boneless, chicken breasts – 2
  • seasoning – 2 tablespoons
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • hoagie roll

Instructions

  1. Add three to four quarters slow cooker with cooking spray and keep it at LOW heat
  2. Add onions, green pepper and onion
  3. Season chicken and add salt, pepper then add to slow cooker
  4. Cook for 5 hours
  5. Serve it with a slice of melted cheese on top

 

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