Easy Pumpkin Krispies Treats

Looking for a fun and easy Halloween treat to make with your kids? Check out these darling Easy Pumpkin Krispies Treats!

There’s something about rice krispie treats that just makes me happy. They’re so fun to make and even more fun to eat. My boys loved helping me make these darling little pumpkin shaped ones. They’re really simple to make, too!

Just prepare your basic rice krispie treat recipe (I like to brown my butter a bit and add a little vanilla extract) but add in orange food coloring when you put in the marshmallows. Let the cereal mixture cool a bit and then shape into balls.

Press a little tootsie roll into the top to make a stem and then add some candy to make the eyes and noses – get creative! I love that these can be Halloween pumpkins by making them look like jack-o-lanterns, or leave off the little face and you can make these all the way up to Thanksgiving! They’re a fun treat your family will love to make and to eat!

Easy Pumpkin Krispies Treats
Rice Krispie treats in the shape of cute pumpkins!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • red & yellow food coloring or orange gel coloring
  • 5-1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • mini tootsie rolls
  • candy for decorations, M&M's, candy corn, etc.
  1. In a large saucepan, melt and slightly brown butter on medium heat. Add vanilla extract and marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Add food coloring until desired orange color is reached. Add cereal and stir until completely combined. Turn off heat and let sit for a few minutes, until cool enough to handle.
  2. When mixture has cooled enough, spray your hands with cooking spray and mold cereal mix into circles. (I made nine medium sized pumpkins). Unwrap a tootsie roll and press into each pumpkin top. Add candy for the eyes and noses (we used a little frosting to adhere). Eat and enjoy!
Here are a couple more fun Halloween treats:



  1. 1

    Alison at NOVA Frugal Family says

    Super cute…when I first read the title, I thought you figured out how to add pumpkin to krispie treats :) Those are way cuter!!

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    Andi G. says

    These things are so stinking cute, Jen! Love them! I’ll be sharing them all over the place, and you should share them at Saturday Night Fever tomorrow at 6pm PST 😉

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    Kate says

    Love this!! I love Halloween treats like this that are super cute but still easy to make. These are so adorable that I had to pin them twice =).

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    simplygloria1 says

    These are so stinkin cute! My little one wants me to make these (with him) for his class party this month. Pinned. (=

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    Erin- Table for 7 says

    Those are adorable Jen! Your kids make great helpers :) Thanks for sharing at Share your Stuff Tuesdays!

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    Miz Helen says

    Your Pumpkin Krispies are really just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, and have a great weekend.
    Miz Helen

  7. 14

    Miz Helen says

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a fun weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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    Joanne DiPalo says

    These pumpkin krispie treats are so adorable. The kids will go crazy for them. Thanks so much for sharing these on Foodie Friends Friday Halloween party. I’ve pinned and am sharing tomorrow on my FB page.

    Joanne/ WineLady Cooks

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    joan says

    These are so much fun my grandchildren will have so much fun with this project I can hardly wait to have them over to make them. MANY THANKS.


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