I love holiday’s because there are so many fun, creative, and delicious treats you can make to get into the holiday spirit. With Halloween just around the corner, and all the parties occurring, I needed a simple yet delicious recipe.
I am obsessed with Pinterest, you can pretty much find anything and everything on there. I really enjoy looking up different recipes and trying them out. With a time crunch, you can become tempted to just go to the store and buy cookies or something. However, I really love the idea of making something cute and creative, while still maintaining that time frame.
This year, I decided to make Pumpkin Rice Krispie treats and thought I’d share this creative and delicious treat with everyone. Besides the fact of how messy your hands get, these treats are a sure-fire hit at any Halloween party!
What you will need:
1 box of Rice Krispies
I remember when I was younger, my mom and I would make rice krispie treats for bakesales at my Elementary school. So this recipe brought back a lot of memories.
Basically, you will be making your regular rice krispie treats–except the only thing you will change is before adding your rice krispies, you will add in the food colouring to your marshmellow and butter mixture. This will give your mix a bright orange color–perfect for a Pumpkin!
First; in a medium size pan, you will melt the butter on low heat. Then you will add in the marshmallows.
Side note: the marshmallows may take awhile to melt, so you can always turn up the heat a little until they are fully melted.
Once the marshmallows are melted, remove them from heat, as you don’t want the mixture to burn.
It really just depends on how much food coloring you want to add. For me, I added about three to four drops of yellow and about one or two drops of red– to get that super orangey color. However, you can put as many drops as you want to get the orange you want.
Next, you will add in the rice krispies, and stir until the orange mix covers each rice krispie.
Next, you will want to coat your hands with cooking oil (this should prevent the rice Krispies from sticking).
One thing I learned while making these treats is that it takes a lot longer to get the perfect ball and making sure they stick together. If your rice Krispies aren’t sticking together, you can also add a little peanut butter which helps them stay together.
After you have rolled the balls, set them on parchment paper.
Then you will gently press a mini Rolo into the top of each pumpkin for the stem while the Rice Krispies are still warm. They tend to cool fast, so if they get a little too hard just use a thick marker or something round to make a small indent for the chocolate to sit in.
Then for the leaf, you will gently press a green M&M into the Rice Krispies– about half way in so it sticks, right next to the Rolo.
And there you have it, adorable and delicious pumpkin rice Krispie treats!
Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treats
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 bag large marshmallows (approximately 40 marshmallows)
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- Red & Yellow Liquid Food Coloring
- Mini Rolos
- Green M&M’s
- ¼ cup cooking oil in a small bowl (to keep it from sticking to your hands)
- In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat.
- Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted and combined with the butter.
- Remove from the heat. Add several drops of yellow food coloring, mix it together, then add red food coloring one drop at a time, mixing as you go. Add red/yellow drops until you reach your desired color. (I used about 3 drops yellow and 2 drops red). Mix well.
- Add the Rice Krispies and stir to combine.
- Coat both sides of your hands with a generous amount of cooking oil, and roll the Rice Krispie mixture into small balls. Set on parchment paper. Add oil to your hands after each ball.
- While the balls are still warm, gently press a Mini Rolo into the top of each pumpkin for the stem and add a green M&M beside it as the leaf. (Tip: If the pumpkins cool before you’re finished, use the end of a thick marker to make a small indent in the top for the chocolate to sit in.)
- Allow cooling until firm.
Happy Halloween! And hope you all enjoyed this little fun recipe!