Sweet Pumpkin Babies

To look at these–you might be fooled as to what they used to be in their former life–you know, before they became the cutest little pumpkins on earth. Brace yourself…

Take a handful of Circus Peanuts–can you believe it?—and a couple of small green gumdrops….

then, cut the peanuts in half with a pair of scissors. Trim the sugar coating off the gumdrops–and keep all the pieces, just set them aside.

Slice a piece of the sticky gumdrop and “glue” two peanuts, bottoms sides together with it in the middle. Then, roll the little blobs in the palms of your hands until they are more rounded. Shape them into pumpkins–it’s easy because they are soft and pliable.

Fold a tiny slice of the sugary part of the gumdrop in half to make a stem. Stick it on the top in one of the creases. I actually scored these dudes by pressing a tooth pick down the sides for that real “pumpkin-type” look.

And there you have it–

the sweetest little Pumpkin Babies you’ve ever seen!

In case you need a synopsis of the process–here you go. Happy pumpkin-ing my friends.

:} So glad you’re here!

5 Replies to “Sweet Pumpkin Babies”

  1. I’ve been trying to tell people that circus peanuts aren’t evil! πŸ˜‰ Now I have one more reason why they’re great! Ha ha ha! πŸ™‚ These are cute!

  2. This is such a great idea!! I love these recipes of yours! I need the easy ones. You always make them look so easy. Love it.

  3. They get hard as a rock after a week or so. Which means that they’ll keep well as a decoration…but I’m not eating them once they’re hard. Blaugh!

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