Chocolate Pumpkin Eater Treats™

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Chocolate Pumpkin Eater Treats™
Serves 24
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  1. 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  2. 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
  3. — OR —
  4. 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  5. 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  6. 6 pretzel rod sticks, broken in half
  7. — OR —
  8. 12 wooden ice cream sticks
  9. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  10. 1 tablespoon shortening
  11. Multi-colored sprinkles
  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. 2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. 3. Using 1/2-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into ball. Push one pretzel piece into each. Cool.
  4. 4. In small saucepan combine chocolate morsels and shortening. Cook over low heat until melted, stirring constantly. Dip tops of balls into chocolate. Decorate with sprinkles. Place on wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Individually wrap in plastic wrap. Best if served the same day.
  1. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. In small microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate morsels and shortening. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until melted, stirring every 15 seconds. Continue with recipe as directed above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
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