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Lifesaver Pumpkins

Hard candy makes cute little pumpkins to use for decorating cakes and cupcakes from

You can easily make these little decorative candy lifesaver pumpkins with any hard candy in green and orange. Cute way to decorate plain cupcakes for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

  • Orange and green Lifesavers or other round hard candy
  • Tin foil
  • Cookie sheet
  1. Turn the oven on to 300F.
  2. Cover the cookie sheet with tin foil.
  3. Place the green candy in a baggie and crush up using the bottom of a heavy glass or rolling pin. Pieces should just be broken into pieces – not crushed to a powder.
  4. Place the orange candies on the foil lined cookie sheet and place a green ‘stem’ beside them. The green candy piece should be close enough to tough the orange candy.
  5. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until melted and orange and green pieces are attached.
  6. Allow to cool completely before removing from the foil.

Also see Candy Wreaths.

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