Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

How cute are these Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats? A few years back the we decided to let the kiddos have their friends all over for a Halloween party. They had not had Halloween parties since they were quite young. Being the cute food crazy mom that I am  I insisted they let me choose the food if they were to have a Halloween Party. I pitched the idea of Pumpkin shaped Rice Krispie Treats to each of them. Amazingly they all agreed that they would be perfect (yes, they agreed on something, ha ha). Needless to say these cute little pumpkins were a hit with everyone.

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

This past weekend when I was making up some of my other fall goodies the kiddos were begging the hubby and I about having another Halloween party and recalled the cute Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats that I made for their past party. I was not the push over that I normally am and totally blew their idea of a Halloween party down the tubes ha ha. The thought of a house full of teenagers dressed in Halloween costumes really had me stressed. Since I turned down their brilliant Halloween party idea I figured I would surprise them all with those cute little Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats. They are so quick and easy to whip up and really put me in the Halloween spirit. Are you looking for a special treat for a Halloween party? If you are consider throwing together a patch of these little guys.

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats In

6 Cups Rice Krispie Cereal
3 tbs Butter
10 oz  Marshmallows (approx 1 Bag)
Red & Yellow Food Coloring (to make orange color)
24 Tootsie Rolls
1 Green Fruit Roll-up (you will only  be able to find the blue/green combo)

Melt your butter in a large sauce pan over low heat
Add marshmallows and stir constantly until melted
Remove from heat
Add approx 4 drops of red food coloring & 2 drop yellow food coloring- Add until you have a nice bright orange color
Mix in Rice Krispies
Form small balls into the shape of a pumpkin (Tip: Add Non-Stick Cooking Spray (Pam) or Crisco to your hands before forming your balls)
Cut Tootsie Roll in Half and add a half into each pumpkin while still warm
Cut small leaves from the green portion of your Fruit Roll Up

There ya have it a quick, easy and adorable Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats recipe. Whip up a batch and everyone who seems them will let you know “how cute” they are.

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  1. says

    These are SO cute, I love rice krispie treats! I will have to make them for our Halloween Party or just a FUN fall dessert this week! Stopping by from Monday Funday, thanks for sharing!

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

  2. Susan says

    These are so adorable and I know my kids would love them. Pinning now. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  3. Janet Holgate says

    Ok so I have just attempted to make these with my 4 year old granddaughter but we got most of the mixture on us!!! Please tell me how to roll the mixture into pumpkin shapes without getting most of the mixture stcuck on my hands

    • Jen says

      Try adding a bit of non-stick cooking spray on your hands. Or if you do not have any handy, try a bit of Crisco. Another trick would be wax paper to grab the mixture and form. I hope that helps:)

  4. Mic says

    How did you roll them into balls? When I tried, it stuck to my hands and completely failed to stay in a ball shape. And the tootsie roll just sat on top, didn’t stick at all. Any advice would be appreciated!

    • Jen says

      Hi mic- I suggest trying non-stick cooking spray or Crisco to help with the sticking.and force your tootsie roll into the pumpkin . I hope that helps.

  5. Terra Mortensen says

    I added a few tablespoons of corn syrup to the recipe and I let the mixture cool a little before I started forming the pumpkins. I had to press them really tightly to keep them together, but as the mixture continued to cool it got much easier. When I was finished, I gave each of the now-room-temperature pumpkins a good final squeeze.

  6. Jeannine says

    I would love to make these for my daughter’s Halloween party at school! How many pumpkins does the recipe make?

  7. Melanie Henderson says

    How many pumpkins does this make? I pinned and am planning on making them for my daughters Halloween party at school on Thursday. She has 24 kids in her class, wondering if I have to double the recipe?

  8. says

    That looks delicious! What a fun thing to post at the blog hop! I can’t believe Halloween is right around the corner.

    Our weekly Say G’Day Saturday linky party is on right now and this would be a fabulous addition. Please stop by and say g’day if you have a minute!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  9. michelle says

    I know this question has been asked several times but I don’t see an answer for it. How many servings do you get out of one batch?

  10. jennifer says

    These are a FAIL. I followed the instructions perfectly and the krispies (as I assumed they would, and was wondering how they would do otherwise..) were too sticky to form into balls..just stuck to your hands…as they do every time you make rice krispie treats. Coating my hands in oil..waiting for them to cool some..nothing..NOTHING worked. Couldn’t get them to stay into any kind of shape so now I have an awkward pan of orange rise krispie treats and nothing to send to the office. Pinterest fail as ALWAYS.

    • Jen says

      Hi Jennifer! The butter on the hands and allowing them to cool just a bit, is the big secret. I have made these MANY times. I actually just made an apple version this past week that I will be sharing this next week. I am sorry that you are having a tough time with them.

  11. Christine says

    Does anyone know how much this will make? i’m planning on making some for my daughters classroom, and sons classroom. Thanks!

  12. Brittany says

    I just made them and I couldnt get them into a ball. However, when I used butter on hands and let it cool for they shaped perfectly into a ball. I guess it depends on the size ball you make but I know we got about 24 out of this.

    • Jacqueline says

      Brittany – how long did you leave them to cool before shaping, and what did you use on your hands (nonstick spray, butter, Crisco)? Planning to make this week and hoping to have a successful experience. :)

      • Mike says

        About 3 minutes or so, just enough time for them to begin sticking together well. I use butter on my hands to keep them from sticking to my fingers and since they are made with butter, it doesn’t add any unwanted taste.

  13. Suzanne says

    I reduced the cereal to about 5 1/2 cups and buttered my hands every 2-3 balls and squeezed really hard, and they worked for me. My issue was trying to get a bright orange color. But they were easy to make and looked cute.

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