Toddler Halloween Treats

Howdy Y’all,

Happy Thursday. So Little L and I have been invited to a Fall themed play date, (yes my friends and I are so sophisticated we theme our play dates!) and the request was a Fall snack. Being British I panicked, we are not familiar with a 1000 items to make with a pumpkin. I did what most people do in my situation and surrender to Pintrest, to be honest I was not overly inspired by the offering but this gave me all I needed and I think the recipe here would work very similarly to mine. I am often looking for things which need limited concentration from me so I can supervise Little L and recipes which she can partake in the majority and this was just the ticket. It was interesting, there were things to keep her occupied while I did the only taxing part, melting the butter and marshmallows. She was engaged from start to finish and the whole recipe took 30 mins max. Win win.

Out in the day at the local pumpkin patch gaining inspiration for our snack idea! Can you see how hot it is!
Out in the day at the local pumpkin patch gaining inspiration for our snack ideas! Can you see how hot it is!?
Ingredients picture. All we needed to get the yummies ready.
Ingredients picture. All we needed to get the yummies ready.
Melting the butter, use as large saucepan as you own, you will se why!
Melting the butter, use as large saucepan as you own, you will se why!
While the adults do the technical and dangerous melting. This kept the chef busy. The important job of mixing the rice crispier. She was in heaven x
While the adults do the technical and dangerous melting. This kept the chef busy. The important job of mixing the rice crispies. She was in heaven x
Once the butter melted and began to brown I added vanilla essence. The I added the marshmallows to melt.
Once the butter melted and began to brown I added vanilla essence. Then I added the marshmallows to melt.
Be patient, the marshmallows need to be very melted. This took longer than I thought.
Be patient, the marshmallows need to be very melted. This took longer than I thought.
Once the mm are melted I added, orange food coloring gel. It needs more than you think!! Pumpkins are very orange.
Once the mm are melted I added, orange food coloring gel. It needs more than you think!! Pumpkins are very orange.
The fun part, adding the rice crispies.
The fun part, adding the rice crispies.
Stir quickly to mix it thoroughly before it starts to cool.
Stir quickly to mix it thoroughly before it starts to cool.
Preparing the Tootsie rolls,may unwrapping. And slicing In half.
Preparing the Tootsie rolls, by unwrapping and cutting in half.
Making them different sizes, bigger for adults smaller for kiddies. Push the Tootsie in while it is still warm.
Making them different sizes, bigger for adults smaller for kiddies. Push the Tootsie in while it is still warm.
Time for decoration! You need to do this while they are still warm so the candy sticks.
Time for decoration! You need to do this while they are still warm so the candy sticks.
Next time I might decorate with glitter, but I wanted decoration Little L, could do.
Next time I might decorate with glitter, but I wanted decoration Little L, could do. They don’t look to embarrassing and are perfect for a toddler playdate.
It was great fun for us to do together in the afternoon. Can you tell which one is head chef? Not me that is for sure!!! She definitely likes to taste the offering at every stage ❤️
It was great fun for us to do together in the afternoon. Can you tell which one is head chef? Not me that is for sure!!! She definitely likes to taste the offering at every stage ❤️My heart melted when she said “mummy we made pumpkies x”

Do you have fun recipes or activities to do with a toddler? Will you give this a go? I can’t tell you how invaluable the learning tower has been. Now we just have to wait to eat them, something Little L was struggling with.

Get in touch.

Ta Ta for now.

TLL xx

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