As I'm typing this post, it is 73 degrees here in Georgia. With the promise of cooler weather and making new holiday season memories, I am eager to jump right in! Welcome to Fall, y'all!
Last weekend was our first "leaf peeper" Saturday of the year and the leaves were already changing. Hubby and I drove up north of the city, drank apple cider, breathed in that fresh mountain air and saw plenty of those beautiful orange pumpkins.
Don't you just love all shapes and sizes of pumpkins? Me too! These babies happened when I dug down in my candy grab bag of goodies and found my favorite Autumn color.
I'm kinda stuck on Kit Kats right now and the fact that these little cuties take mere minutes to put together makes me love them even more!
To make my candy pumpkins, I used snack sized orange Kit Kats, Tootsie Rolls, green fondant and large candy eyes.
Tools I used: small leaf cutter, fondant roller, small sharp knife, parchment paper.
To begin, I rolled out my green fondant and cut with leaf cutter. (My particular leaf cutter has been discontinued) You can find a similar leaf cutter here.
I created the pumpkin stem by cutting a Tootsie Roll into 4 pieces as shown in photo below.
Tootsie Roll stems-
Kit Kat pumpkins-
Place the leaf towards top center of Kit Kat bar. Gently pinch bottom of stem and press into leaf and candy bar. The Tootsie Roll is naturally tacky and will stick on its own!
The eyes have it!
Originally I had not planned on adding eyes, but when I came across them and tried out a pair, they were just too cute not to!
*See* what I mean?! 😜
You can make these with your own little pumpkins as I'm planning on doing next week!
Till next time!
Keeping life sweet, one treat at a time, Karen! 😊