1 8.5 oz. regular size bag of CHEETOS® Crunchy, divided
1 6 oz. bag regular-sized marshmallows (half of the bag)
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 — 3 drops of orange food coloring (optional)
9 DOVE® PROMISES® Milk Chocolate, unwrapped
18 green SKITTLES® Original Fruity Candies (2 SKITTLES® per pumpkin)
How to make it
Empty the contents of one bag of CHEETOS® Crunchy into a large bowl. Remove 1 cup of CHEETOS® and put them into a resealable plastic bag. Break up the CHEETOS® in the bowl with your hands, making pieces that are 1/4-1/2 inches in size. Using a heavy pan or rolling pin, crush the CHEETOS® in the resealable bag until fine crumbs are formed. Set aside.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Place the marshmallows and butter into another large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds — 1 minute or until the marshmallows have puffed and the butter has softened. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir the marshmallow mixture until the butter has completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the crushed CHEETOS® crumbs to the melted mixture and stir until combined. (Two or three drops of orange food coloring may be added to the marshmallow mixture if a more intense orange color is desired).
Add the CHEETOS® pieces to the marshmallow mixture and stir until the CHEETOS® pieces are completely coated in the marshmallow mixture. Using a ½ cup measuring cup, scoop the Cheetos mixture into ½ cup amounts and place onto the parchment-lined sheet pan. Repeat until all the CHEETOS® mixture has been used.
Working with one scoop at a time, use your hands to form a ball with the CHEETOS® mixture. With your thumb, press a hole into the ball large enough to hold a single DOVE® PROMISES® Milk Chocolate. Place the DOVE® PROMISES® Milk Chocolate into the hole and then reform the ball to enclose the chocolate completely inside. Squeeze the ball tightly to help the ball hold its shape. Make another slight indentation in the top of the ball and place 2 — 3 SKITTLES® Original Fruity Candies to form a stem. Repeat until all the scoops of CHEETOS® mixture have been formed into pumpkins.
Place onto a platter and serve.
Special equipment needed: Resealable plastic bag, heavy pan or rolling pin, ½ cup measuring cup