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Pumpkin Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: child friendly, Halloween
Servings: 20 2-3" pumpkins

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp butter, cut into chunks
  • Non-stick cooking spray 
  • Ice cream scoop 
  • 20 Mini Pretzel Sticks 
  • 20 Icing leaves
  • Orange Gel Food Coloring

Instructions

  • Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper. 
  • Add the mini marshmallows and butter to a large saucepan and heat on low/medium heat, stirring occasionally. 
  • Once the mixture is about half melted add in several drops of the orange food coloring and stir to combine. 
  • Fold in the Rice Krispie cereal until they are completely coated. 
  • Let the Rice Krispie mixture set for a few minutes to cool off AND thicken - if you try rolling into balls immediately, they will not stick.
  • Use the ice cream scoop to scoop the Rice Krispie mixture into 2" scoops and place on the prepared the baking sheet. 
  • Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray and gently roll the Rice Krispies into balls using your hands and place back on the baking sheet. 
  • Let them set a few minutes and gently press a small pretzel stick into the top for the stem and give each pumpkin a decorative leaf. 
  • Repeat with all pumpkins.