Pumpkins and Gremlins

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Since I will now be a SAHM, Brody will no longer need care twice a week.  His last day in the young toddler class was yesterday.  I made some special Fall treats for his teachers and the administration to express our gratitude for all they have done.  Check it.
Dunkin' Pumpkins

To make these extra sweet treats you will need:
  1. Donut holes
  2. Cream Cheese Icing
  3. Red and Yellow Food Coloring
  4. Black Cookie Decorating Icing
  5. Pretzels
  6. Toothpicks
  7. Wax Paper
  8. Floral Foam Block
  9. Brown Packaging Paper
Now for the makin':
  1. On very low heat, warm one jar of cream cheese icing in a pan while mixing in red and yellow food coloring to create desired orange icing.
  2. Stick a toothpick {or lollypop stick} in donut holes and dunk into icing to cover completely.
  3. Lay on wax paper.
  4. After icing has hardened, decorate your pumpkins with the black icing and let harden.
  5. Wrap floral foam block in packaging paper to create your "haystack."
  6. Stick toothpicks into foam with about an inch sticking out.
  7. Place pumpkins onto toothpicks.
  8. Crush pretzels to create the stem for your pumpkins.
  9. Voila!


To make these scary but Oh! so tasty treats you will need:
  1. Large bag of pretzels, crushed
  2. Two bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  3. M&M's
  4. Wax paper
To make the gremlins appear:
  1. Melt the chocolate chips in a pan on low heat.
  2. Once completely melted, mix in the pretzels in small amounts until pretzels are completely covered and no extra chocolate remains.
  3. Drop chocolate pretzels by the spoonful onto wax paper.
  4. Create eyes with M&M's
  5. Watch out! Those gremlins will get ya! Better cover them up!

Hope you guys enjoy making these as much as I did.  The gremlins were the tastiest in my opinion. I'm thinking next time I will make the pumpkins with cake balls instead of donuts.

Happy Fall Y'all!

Creative Kristi Designs


  1. Those little pumpkins are too, too cute! I'd love it if you'd link them up at my pumpkin challenge, going on now!


  2. Love the pumpkins and gremlins! Cute!

  3. Those are adorable! I'd like to invite you to share them today at our Seasonal Inspiration party!


  4. Wow, I love pumpkins & Gremlins. Are you interested to participate my October's Halloween Party? See the event link here http://hankerie.blogspot.com/2011/10/event-october-halloween-party.html

    What you need to do is just link it in your blog. Hope to see your entry soon :)

  5. I am going to feature your pumpkins and gremlins on thursday afternoon at Bacon Time. Thanks for sharing, hope to see you again this week.

  6. Those gremlins are so cute. I can't wait to try them out!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. This is awesome and super cute...Love it..So much creativity lives here..Officially following ya with smiles..I would love for you to link/share to my Pinspiration thursdays linky party happening now pweease..(I see soo much I'm loving) TY. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdayspin-it.html


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