These easy to make Rice Krispie Pumpkins are perfect for Halloween potlucks and class parties. I don’t know many people who DON’T like Rice Krispie treats, plus they are adorable, perfectly themed for the fall holiday season (they’d be great for Thanksgiving, too!), and so easy to make that you hardly have an excuse not to. This was originally posted nearly a decade ago and my little pumpkins still ask for them every year.
One evening back in 2012, as we sat down for dinner, my four year old mentioned her Halloween Party the following day. Her dad glanced over at me and I knew he had forgotten to tell me something. In fact, he forgot to tell me that he had put my name down to bring the class dessert. Yes, MY name. At 7pm the night before the party I found out that I needed to prepare 20+ Halloween treats for her preschool class. I waited until my girls were in bed and headed to the store. One large box of Rice Krispies, Marshmallows and 2 tubes of green frosting later, I was ready to play Martha Stewart. These Pumpkin Rice Krispies were the perfect treat for a preschool Halloween party. Super simple, inexpensive, delicious, and absolutely adorable!
What you need:
- 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 10 oz. packages (about 80) Marshmallows OR 8 cups Miniature Marshmallows
- Orange food coloring (15-20 drops Yellow and 8 drops Red)
- 12 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
- Green Frosting
- 12 small green gum drops
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Tint with orange food coloring. (About 15-20 drops Yellow, 8 drops Red food coloring)
2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Mold the warm cereal mixture into 20-24 pumpkin-shaped portions.
4. Us the green gumdrops for the stem and green frosting for the vines. Or use frosting alone if you can’t find the gumdrops. (That’s what I did here due to the last minute notice and limited options at the closest grocery store!)
Tip: Create your vines first and use the frosting to help attach the gumdrops.
Merida seemed to like them!
What is your favorite fall-themed treat? Share with us in the comments below, and share pics if you make these, we’d love to see them!
Original Post: by SHANNON on OCTOBER 30, 2012