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. These are adorable and will be perfect for this year’s Halloween Bash! Pinning this one!

  2. Very cute idea!!

  3. These are just so cute!! I love how they turned out. I’m going to feature this on KIS this weekend

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE these!

  5. These are so cute! I found you on the Inspiration Monday link up. If you’d like, I’d love for you to come over to Angels Homestead for my Saturday Spotlight link party! Hope to see you there!


  6. These are adorable treats! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope your weekend was great!
    Miz Helen

  7. 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

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

  9. So fun!! Stopping by from Monday Funday Link Party. Especially love the tootsie roll stem :)

  10. These are just too cute. Really! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday! Also adding to Top 15!!

  11. Soooo cute. Approx. how many pumpkins can you make with this recipe?

  12. These are so fun and festive. They will be FEATURED on Tasty Thursdays this week. The party goes live tonight…pass the word!! Thanks for linking up. Nichi

  13. 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

    • 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:)

  14. 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!

    • 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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?

  18. 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

  19. What an amazing fall idea! Pinning this right now and definitely plan on making them this Halloween.

  20. Omg these are adorable. It’s kind of crazy to think that pretty soon we’ll be up to our ears in Halloween-themed recipes!

  21. Delicious rice krispie treat with pumpkin, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning

  22. 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?

  23. 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.

    • If there is some magical secret that is not stated in the above instructions, please let me know.

    • 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.

  24. Christine says:

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

  25. Can you make ahead & how do you store them?

  26. 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. :)

      • 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.

  27. 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.

  28. How many does this make?

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