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Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats is a fun treat for Fall or a Halloween party. It is easy to transform classic Rice Krispie Treats into a fun Halloween dessert with a few easy steps.

I have been making Rice Krispie Treats for more years than I care to admit! If you are looking for an easy holiday recipe, I am going to show you how simple it is to make these little pumpkins.

They are perfect to go alongside Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispy treats. It is so much fun making Thanksgiving Desserts and Halloween Desserts.

The options are endless for Rice Krispie Treats. Over the years I have made S’mores Rice Krispy Treats, Butterscotch Rice Krispie treats, Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats and many more variations.

What are Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treats?

These easy Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins are made with traditional rice krispy treats mixture. However, you form into balls to make pumpkin shaped rice krispy treats.

The mixture also has drops of orange food coloring for the pretty orange color of pumpkins. The look is complete with a chocolate stem and fruit roll up vine.

Our favorite part of this holiday treat is that everything can be eaten so need to worry about removing anything. They are one of our favorite Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids.

Rice Krispie Pumpkin Ingredients

  • Rice Krispie Cereal 
  • Unsalted Butter 
  • Mini Marshmallows 
  • Tootsie Rolls, Cut in Half 
  • Green Fruit Roll Ups 

You can find the entire ingredient list if you scroll down to the recipe card.

Variation Ideas:

  • Pretzel Stick – Instead of using a tootsie roll for the steam, you can use a pretzel stick.
  • Chocolate Bar – You can use a mini chocolate bar for the stem. A Rolo Candy would work great.
  • Green M&M – Instead of using fruit roll-ups for the leaf, press a green M&M in the pumpkin.
  • Air Heads – You can cut out a green leaf from a air head. Really any green candy would work.
  • Use Fondant – You can create a stem and a leaf out of fondant.
  • Spice – If you want to flavor your marshmallow mixture, you can add in some pumpkin pie spice.
  • Use Icing – To get real fancy with these pumpkins, you can put icing in a piping bag and make leaves and vines going down the sides.

How to Make Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats:

  • Melt Butter – First, melt the butter on low heat in a large saucepan or in the microwave.
  • Add in Marshmallows – Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted or you can melt it in the microwave in 30 second increments.
  • Mix in Cereal – Gradually add in the cups of rice krispies cereal. Mix until completely coated.
  • Flatten Rice Krispie – Spread evenly into a large pan to cool slightly that is lined with parchment paper.  We poured ours onto a jelly roll pan with cooking spray. 
  • Cool Mixture – Allow the mixture to cool for at least 30 minutes.  Do not refrigerate as it will cause the rice krispies treat mixture to be too hard. 
  • Form into Balls – After this cooling time, form the rice krispies into small balls. We usually make them 2 inches in diameter. The rice krispie mixture may stick to your hands.
  • Make the Stem – Press the tootsie roll pieces into the center of the balls at the top of each pumpkin. To form the pumpkin shape.
  • Make the Leaf – Create the pumpkin leaves by cutting the green fruit roll ups.  I cut the fruit roll-ups into square and then cut them diagonally to form small triangles.  Place them on the pumpkin rice krispies next to the tootsie roll stems. 
  • Serve and Enjoy – Allow the pumpkins to cool completely and then enjoy! Everyone will go crazy over these pumpkins. 

How to Store:

These Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats are best kept at room temperature. Store the pumpkins in an air tight container for up to 7 to 10 days.

If you place in the refrigerator the pumpkins will get hard.

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Pumpkin rice krispie treats

4.72 from 7 votes
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats is a fun treat for Fall or a Halloween party. It is easy to transform classic Rice Krispie Treats into a fun Halloween dessert with a few easy steps.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cool 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 91

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 3 Tablespoon Butter
  • 10 oz package of Marshmallows
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • 12 Tootsie Rolls Cut in Half
  • 2 Green Fruit Roll Ups

Instructions

  • Melt the butter on low heat in a large saucepan or in the microwave.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted or you can melt in the microwave in 30 second increments.
  • Remove from heat and add 4 drops of the yellow food coloring and 2 drops of the red food coloring. Stir until the marshmallow mixture is the orange,
  • Gradually add in the rice krispies cereal. Mix until completely coated.
  • Spread evenly into a large pan to cool slightly. We poured ours onto a jelly roll pan.
  • Allow the mixture to cool for at least 30 minutes. Do not refrigerate as it will cause the rice krispies to be too hard.
  • After this cooling time, form the rice krispies into small balls that are approximately 2 inches in diameter.
  • Press the tootsie roll pieces into the center of the balls to form the pumpkin shape.
  • Create the pumpkin leaves by cutting the green fruit roll ups. I cut the fruit roll-ups into square and then cut them diagonally to form small triangles. Place them on the pumpkin rice krispies next to the tootsie roll stems.
  • Allow the pumpkins to cool completely and then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts

Calories 91kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 1g, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 64mg, Potassium 14mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 513IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 5mg, Iron 2mg

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