Rice Krispie Pumpkins Recipe

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I’m always looking for new treats to make with the kids so when I saw these cute Rice Krispie pumpkins I knew we had to create our own recipe.  I’ve made is as simple as I can so the kids could create them almost on their own with a little assistance when it comes to using the stove top.

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If you have a Rice Krispie square recipe you love feel free to use that and just add the food coloring and get creative.  To make this recipe budget friendly pick up the ingredients at your local dollar store.

Rice Krispie Pumpkins Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Rice Cereal
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups marshmallows (I use mini marshmallows)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Rolos Chocolate Candy
  • M&M’s
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Red Food Coloring

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Rice Krispie Pumpkins Directions

1. Heat butter on medium heat, and all of marshmallows. Stir marshmallows and butter non-stop until marshmallows are fully melted.

2. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, four drops of yellow food coloring and two drops of red.

3. Pour butter mixture into large bowl that contains yours rice cereal, stir to combine.

4. Spray hands with non-stick spray, form rice mixture into balls with hands placing on a cookie sheet once formed.  Refigerate for 15 minutes or more.

5. Take formed balls from refrigerator and gently press thumb into top of ball, place Rolo on top of balls and place M&M’s accordingly.

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These Rice Krispie pumpking would make a perfect treat for a Halloween party or for school.  I love how easy this recipe is to make and that the kids can do it on their own, a great way to keep them busy and learn a little math with measurements in the kitchen.

What’s your favorite Halloween snack?

 

Rice Krispie Pumpkins Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 6 Cups Rice Cereal
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups marshmallows (I use mini marshmallows)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Rolos Chocolate Candy
  • M&M’s
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Red Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Heat butter on medium heat, and all of marshmallows. Stir marshmallows and butter non-stop until marshmallows are fully melted.
  2. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, four drops of yellow food coloring and two drops of red.
  3. Pour butter mixture into large bowl that contains yours rice cereal, stir to combine.
  4. Spray hands with non-stick spray, form rice mixture into balls with hands placing on a cookie sheet once formed.  Refigerate for 15 minutes or more.
  5. Take formed balls from refrigerator and gently press thumb into top of ball, place Rolo on top of balls and place M&M’s accordingly.
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