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 krispies treats. 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 pumpkin Krispies treats 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!
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1/2 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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!!
Adell Goff says
These are so cute! I love rice krispie treats too. My kids would love this!
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 😉
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 =).
Ann Mcleod says
This would be so cute for a school party!
These are so stinkin cute! My little one wants me to make these (with him) for his class party this month. Pinned. (=
These are so much for for kids and grownups too 🙂
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Awwww these turned out adorable! I love when my kids can help me in the kitchen!
[email protected] Busy and Hungry! says
These are adorable and look so fun to make! My kids will love it. Pinning!
I would love for you to come over and link up at Wine’d Down Wednesday if you get a chance. We are partying from now until Friday! Hope to see you there! http://www.dizzybusyandhungry.com/wined-wednesday-link-party/
Erin- Table for 7 says
Those are adorable Jen! Your kids make great helpers 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Share your Stuff Tuesdays!
Very fun! My kids would love this project. Pinning.
My little boy would have a blast making these. Thank you for sharing!
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 says
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a fun weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
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
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.
Thank YOU!! I hope your granchildren love them!
Michelle @ The Gathering of Friends says
What a great recipe for the kids to help with! Adorable! We featured your recipe in our Featured Friday blog post for Halloween Desserts! We hope you stop by http://returntothetable.net/recipes/sweet-endings/halloween-desserts/
Thanks Michelle! Heading over to check it out now!
approximately how many does one batch make?
Hi Tammy, one batch makes about 9 pumpkins. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Amy McCullough says
When molding, you can actually just wet your hands in water.. it worked better than oil for me.
My 7yr old grandson and I had so much fun making these pumpkin treats…..we got to spend quality time together which made us both happy…so didn’t the treats!…thanks
I’m glad you liked them!! Thanks for taking the time to comment!
I only have big marshmallows at home, how many cups of those should I use?
Hi Jessica, you can use a 10-oz bag of the big marshmallows, or about 40 big marshmallows. I hope this helps!
How do you get the Rice Krispies coloured so deeply ? ……. I tried, and the colour was very pale.
I actually used an orange gel food coloring that I bought at the craft store. It makes the color deeper. You could also use red and yellow liquid food coloring and use a little more red than yellow to get it a deeper color.
Sally Halterman says
I just finished making your Rice- Krispy Pumpkin Treats. I got 8 out of your recipe, they are so cute. Can’t wait for my Granddaughters to see them. Thanks