Rice Krispies Pumpkin Treats

I don’t know what it is about the universal appeal of Rice Krispies treats – but no matter what shape and size they come in – everyone loves them!  They are a breeze to make and yummy to eat…does it get any better than that???  These cute little pumpkins were a huge hit at Bryce’s party and they are sure to be at yours as well.


4 c mini marshmallows or 40 large marshmallows
6 c Rice Krispies cereal
3 Tbls butter or margarine
orange or red & yellow food coloring
12 green spice drops
green frosting for vines


In a large pan melt butter over low heat.  Add in the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted.  Remove the pan from heat.  Add in the orange food coloring (or red and yellow combination) until the marshmallow mixture is orange.  (For me there was a definite trade-off in how orange I wanted the pumpkins to be and how much food coloring I was willing to add.)

Add in the 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal and stir until the cereal is coated well with the marshmallow mixture.
(I noticed immediately when the cereal was added in that the orange coloring was greatly diminished so keep that in mind.)

Butter up your hands so they don’t stick and also as protection from the heat.  Using about 1/2 cup of the mixture for each pumpkin, form 12 pumpkins.  (I made mine into a variety of shapes and sizes.)

Press a spice drop into the top of each pumpkin and pipe green frosting onto the pumpkins for the vines.

Such a cute treat for your Halloween or Harvest party – love ’em!

Linking up here


  1. I love your blog! Thanks! I’m now following!

  2. I love this recipe! I just discovered your blog and am so excited and am now following you!

    ~ Elizabeth @ TheThriftyDivas

  3. What a fun idea!

    I stumbled this!

  4. Cute!

  5. Love the vines!

  6. These are so cute! my kids will love ’em! Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

  7. Another fun post I am spotting from Carrie’s linky party at Making Lemonade: Refresh Your Nest…. thanks AGAIN for sharing another neat idea!
    ~Suzanne in NW IL

  8. These treats look super yummy, my boys will love them..thanks…I hope you will link up with me here:

  9. I was just going to make rice crispie treats…but I’m so glad I saw your post before I got started. Now I’m going to make these cuties! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Yummy! Those look fun! Stopping by from Family Ever After link party.

  11. oh, YUM! love these – I need to whip up a batch! rice krispy treats are just so fun.

    would love to invite you to link up this idea & any othersto this week’s The Sunday Showcase (open thru Thurs.) – http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase


  12. Super cute, my kids would love these!

  13. That’s such a fun idea. I would love it if you would link this up to the Holiday Sweet Swap that I’m co-hosting. Just jump over to thestokerkitchen.blogspot.com and you’ll see the button on my left sidebar.

  14. Another wonderful idea. You always seem to have them. I would love it if you would share it on my new link party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/10/sharing-saturday.html
    Thank you!!

  15. so cute – great idea!! Next kids project for us :)

  16. These are really cute! great job!

  17. I love your blog and wanted to let you know that I am going to feature your adorable Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treats on my blog at
    http://www.scrappingpnklady.com on tuesday Oct. 18th. I hope you will come by and check it out. Thanks for having such a great blog.

    Lisa Scrappingpinklady

  18. These are so cute!

  19. AH! These are awesome!!

    Come link these to my pumpkin party too!

    “Pumpkinspiration Party!

  20. THose are so much fun! I love rice krispie treats!

  21. I’ve seen these in a magazine and was thinking of making them next weekend for a party. Looks like yours turned out great. Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday.


  22. YUM! These are so cute and festive! And who doesn’t love Rice Krispie treats! This week I’m featuring some easy Mini Monster Pizzas! Come on over and check them out! :)
    Mandi at BBM

  23. Yummy I am going to make these and post your link on my blog. What a fun treat for the kids.

  24. These are adorable! I think they would be so fun to make with the little ones! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I love having you here!

  25. These are awesome! Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday. I’m pinning!

    Not Your Ordinary Agent
    Not Your Ordinary Recipes
    Clean Gal

  26. Those are adorable – clever idea!

  27. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Very fun! I LOVE rice krispy treats, they NEVER last long in my house. :-)

  29. We are having a Halloween Kid Treats party over at Sassy Sites! I would love for you to come by and link this up! XOXO!

  30. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. Thanks, Peggy.

  31. Hi! Came over from We Did It Wednesday… Wanted to invite you to link up this recipe on my Tasty Tuesday party… the link closes tonight, but you can always come over next week if you miss it. Hope to see you there!

  32. such a cute idea
    for making a simple fall treat
    that the kiddos will adore

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!


  33. I couldn’t find green gumdrops so I just cut Tootsie rolls in half for the stem!

  34. so cute!

    found your post via tipjunkie. come visit anytime and follow if you like what you see!




  35. Yep, absolutely LOVE rice krispies treats, and these are so cute! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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