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Pumpkin rice krispies treats on a sheet pan with parchment paper.
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5 from 3 votes

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

If you like rice Krispies Treats you will love making these pumpkin-themed ones. Just like normal rice Krispies treats these are super easy to make with just a handful of everyday ingredients. It is a perfect activity to do with the family, and great for the Fall/Halloween season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: family, fun, Halloween, kids, sweet
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Oil (for hands, coconut, vegetable, etc)
  • parchment paper or a silicone mat
  • sheet pan

Ingredients

  • 6 cups rice Krispies 180g
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter 57g
  • 40 large marshmallows 280g
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Green m&ms
  • Rolos or any small brown candy for stem

Instructions

  • Begin by melting the butter in a large bowl in the microwave. You can do this on the stovetop as well if you like. Heat it for 20 to 30 seconds until it is nice and melted.
  • Next, let's add the marshmallows to the bowl and stir it a bit to coat the marshmallows with butter. Then place the bowl in the microwave again and do increments of 30 seconds on "high" until they are all melted. It will take about 1 minute and 30 seconds.
    Or you can certainly melt them in a big pot on the stovetop instead of using a microwave.
  • Add in a few drops of red and a few drops of yellow food coloring. Stir it up, and add more if you need to get your desired color.
  • Now, add in the Rice Krispies and stir them until they are all coated with the marshmallows. Allow them to cool for a few minutes
  • Take some oil and oil up your clean hands. Which will prevent the rice Krispies from sticking. After the Rice Krispies have cooled for a few minutes, you should be able to shape them into a ball and place on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan.
  • Next place a Rolo or Raisinet, or whatever you want to use as the stem. Then you can place a green M&M too if you like for a leaf.
    Let them cool completely. You may also put them in the fridge to speed up the process. There you go, cute little treats for Halloween. :) Enjoy!

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Notes

Note: The amount that this recipe makes will vary depending on the size that you make the pumpkins. 
List of nutritional facts for pumpkin rice krispies treats.