Friday, November 8, 2013

Thanksgiving Pumpkins

Scripture to Live By: 
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness:come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100

Recipe Post:
I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to add my own touch to make them Thanksgiving Pumpkins.  I want to use them as favors for our Thanksgiving Dinner.

6 cups rice crispies cereal
1 10 ounce package of marshmallows
3 Tablespoons of butter or margarine
1 teaspoon Wilton orange paste coloring
Miniature Tootsie Rolls
Green frosting for the leaves

Put marshmallows and butter is a microwave safe bowl and cook for 2 minutes.  Remove from microwave oven and stir.  Put back in Microwave and cook 1 minute longer.

Remove from oven and stir in 1 teaspoon of Wilton orange paste coloring.

Pour mixture over the 6 cups of rice crispies.  Mix until all the cereal is coated well.

 Let the cereal cool a little before trying to form into pumpkins or they will not hold together.

Form into 12  pumpkins.(If making a double batch make into 24 pumpkins)

I used canned frosting and colored it green to make a leaf on each one.

I made some thanks giving stickers to go on the pumpkins.

Use mini tootsie rolls as the stem.

Using a decorating bag with a leaf tube, fill with green frosting and put a leaf attached to the stem.

Next, I printed off some stickers with the words "Give Thanks" on them and ran them through my Oxyron machine to add the adhesive to the back of them.  

I then cut them out in circles.

I placed a sticker in the center of each pumpkin.  

I plan to use them for several occasions. I plan to use them for our children in Awana as a treat.

I also plan to use them in our Kingdom Kids ministry as I do a lesson on Thanksgiving.

I also plan to use them as favors to go at each place setting for Thanksgiving dinner.  

They would also make a good gift for friends or neighbors to just let them know your are thankful for them. 

My grandchildren enjoyed making them with me.  
I am sure your children will enjoy not only making them, but also making them with you.  
So easy to make and tasty to eat. 

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  1. Oh these are amazing. Thanks for the tutorial and Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

    1. Thank you so much Marty, I so appreciate you hosting your party and for your encouraging comment.

  2. Hi Jo Ann,
    What a great project and these little pumpkins are just adorable! Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you so much Miz Helen for taking the time to view my post and for commenting on it. Thank you for hosting your party each week. I certainly enjoy seeing all the projects other bloggers are working on and the ideas they have. Blessings to you.

  3. These came out so cute and look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link party.
    Debi and Charly at Adorned From Above

  4. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen



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