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Monday, October 11, 2010

Peanut Butter Pumpkins

This is a tasty treat that is easy to make. I found it in the Big Book of Halloween.

Skills Developed:
  • Math skills
  • Color skills
  • Fine motor skills

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 12 oz jar of peanut butter
  • 16 oz powdered sugar--sifted
  • Red and yellow food coloring
  • Green icing
  • Large bowl
  • Wooden spoon (but I used beaters, and wish I had just used my Bosche mixer)\
  • Toothpick
  • Sifter
  1. Melt butter
  2. Pour butter in large bowl
  3. Add several drops of food coloring to make orange. 2 drops of red and 3 drops of yellow will make orange, but I had to do that several times before everything was truly orange. 
  4. Add peanut butter.
  5. Add powdered sugar (sifted).
  6. Mix until a dough like consistency is reached.
  7. Shape dough into small balls. 
  8. Make ridges using a toothpick. Don't scratch them in. Just press the toothpick into the balls.
  9. Add a small amount of green icing on the top of each pumpkin for a stem.

Note: See the bowl in this picture? Not a large bowl. I ended up moving everything into a large bowl.

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