Pumpkin Snacks

Pumpkin pudding

Take 2 boxes of vanilla pudding instant pudding mix and prepare following the directions on the box. Slowly stir in a can of canned pumpkin. (I usually only add 3/4 of the can) If you can add brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. Let it sit for 5 minutes and it’s ready to eat! Tastes just like pumpkin pie!

I’ve also poured the pudding into a graham cracker pie crust and let it chill for an hour for a no bake pumpkin pie!

Nilla Wafers; orange frosting; mini chocolate chips.

Kids spread frosting on wafer then make Jack O’Lantern faces with chocolate chips then gobble them up!

GREAT PUMPKIN COOKIE RECIPE 2c. flour 1c. quick oatmeal 1t. baking powder 1t. cinnamon 1/2t. salt 1c. oleo, softened 1c. brown sugar 1c. sugar 1 egg, slightly beaten 1t. vanilla 1c. pumpkin 1c. chocolate chips candy corn Oven at 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon, and salt. Cream butter, gradually adding sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition. Stir in morsels. For each cookie, drop 1/4c. dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet; spread into pumpkin shape, using a thin spatula. Add a bit more dough to form stem. Bake 20-30 minutes. Remove from heat making a face on cookie with candy corn. Put back in oven for 1-2minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and cool. Makes 20 cookies. KIDS AND ADULTS LOVE THEM!! (even if they don’t like pumpkin).

“Rice Krispie Pumpkins” Make rice krispies following the directions on the cereal box but add orange food coloring to the marshmallows. When cool roll into balls and then decorate faces on them. You can use shoelace licorice for a mouth, green gumdrop for the stem, M&M’s or red hots for the eyes and nose or whatever you choose to use. The kids love em’!!!

Popcorn Pumpkins

In microwave melt 1/4 c. oleo and a 10 1/2 oz. bag of mini marshmallows on high for 1-2 min. to melt oleo and puff marshmallows. Stir in a 4 serving size orange Jell-O mix well. Pour over 3 qts of popped popcorn (12 cups) Have children grease their hands well and form the popcorn into a pumpkin.