It's October, which means it's that time of the year when we all try to craft and bake with the best of 'em. After some money, anxiety, and a lot of trial and error, I have decided to bow out of the holiday Craftin' Fest and just buy my wreaths and costumes from Target.
But if you want to whip up something cute, then I am your gal. These are two pumpkin recipes that I have been making for years. They are easy, cute, and delicious like the way I used to be in college.
I'm also hosting a giveaway for anyone who feels like pinning these beauties to pinterest. There is a little button below each of them, choose your image and your wording. When you're done, leave a comment. I'll choose a winner and announce ya in the morning. Winner gets a $20 e-giftcard to Tar-jay!
The Pumpkin-Shaped Cheeseball
[serves about 20]
what you'll need:
spoonful of butter
2 tablespoons of garlic
big spoonful of sugar
8oz bar of cream cheese, soft
stick of butter, soft
8oz bag of shredded sharp cheddar (about half a bag)
a bundle of chopped green onions
box of Cheese-Its
a green bell pepper
crackers to serve (I usually do the Townhouse Flip-Side ones)
what you'll do:
Toss the spoonful of butter, garlic, and sugar into a skillet until the butter is melted. In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese, stick of butter, 1/2 bag of shredded cheddar, and the green onions all together. Add the garlic mixture from the skillet to the bowl of cheese and onions. Mix with a big ol spatula. Shape it into a bowl and put it in the fridge during your television show. While it is chilling, crush about 1/3 bag of Cheese-Its (a rolling pin helps). Take the cheeseball out of the fridge and roll it in the cracker crumbles. When you're done, cut the top of the bell pepper and throw her on top. Ta-daahhh.
Pumpkin-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats
[makes about 12-15, depending on size]
what you'll need:
3 tablespoons of butter
a package of regular marshmallows
about 6 cups of Rice Krispies
orange gel coloring (Wilton) or a few drops of yellow & red food coloring
2 dozen Tootsie Rolls
tube of green frosting with tip
what you'll do:
In a skillet, melt the butter on low heat. Slowly add in the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add orange gel color until it's the color you like (or add yellow and red food coloring until the marshmallow mixture is orange). Take pan off of burner and stir in the cereal a little at a time. Spray a baking sheet with a little cooking spray. Remove chunks of the Rice Krispie mixture and form into little balls. [ I make mine smaller than normal until I have 12-15 balls] Add a Tootsie Roll to the top of each pumpkin. Finally, take the green tub of frosting with a tip and make little leaves. You're done!
I've also made these into shower favors before too!
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