Okay, so this recipe doesn’t actually have any pumpkin flavor, but they sure are a cute and easy fall food activity for kids! Or for any age- I made these with my son and my grandmother. I think the pictures speak for themselves, so I’ll jump right to the directions. My thanks to Jessica at butterwithasideofbread.com for the idea.
- 1 Bag Orange Candy Melts (available at crafts stores such as Michaels or JoAnns)
- 1/2 bag (approx) Pretzels- regular shape, not pretzel sticks
- Green M&M’s (You’ll need to purchase one Large (19.2oz) bag of M&M’s to get enough green ones for this project)
- Wax paper
First, have kids sort the green M&M’s from the other colors in the bag. Next, melt the candy melts in microwave in a glass bowl, according to directions on bag. If the melted candy seems too thick, you can add a teaspoon or two of shortening to thin it out.
Using a fork, dip pretzels one at a time into melted candy. Fully coat pretzel before removing. Tap on side of bowl to allow excess candy to drip off. Place on wax paper and immediately place green M&M in the top crevice. The candy will set fairly quickly (maybe an hour total) at room temperature, but you can refrigerate or freeze them to speed up the process.
Once the candy is hardened, gently break off any remaining excess candy around the pretzels. Then place pumpkins on a platter to create your very own edible pumpkin patch!