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Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins

Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 20 MINS
  • Yield: 12 1x


These Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins are a tribute, to the charm of autumn. Imagine this; marshmallows and butter that melt in your mouth mixed with crispy Rice Krispies then magically transformed into pumpkins with a bright orange hue. Each one is like a piece of art topped with a stem made of Mini Rolos and a leaf made of green M&Ms to delight your taste buds and evoke the festive spirit of fall. Not only are they visually appealing, reminiscent of a flourishing pumpkin patch. They also provide a nostalgic journey down memory lane with every crunchy and gooey bite. Ideal, for autumn gatherings these treats exemplify the joy that comes from simple ingredients coming together to celebrate the beauty of the season.



1/4 c butter

1 bag large marshmallows (approximately 40 marshmallows)

6 c Rice Krispies cereal

Red & Yellow Liquid Food Coloring

Mini Rolos

Green M&M’s

1/4 c cooking oil or melted butter (for non-stick hand shaping)


In a large pot slowly melt 1/4 cup of butter, over low heat.

Once the butter is melted, add the bag of marshmallows. Stir continuously until the marshmallows are completely melted and mixed with the butter.

Take the pot off the heat. Add yellow food coloring to the mixture then gradually add red food coloring, stirring after each addition until you achieve your desired orange color.

Add 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal to the marshmallow mixture. Stir until all the cereal is evenly coated.

Grease your hands with cooking oil or melted butter. Take portions of the mixture. Shape them into pumpkin balls. Place each ball on parchment paper. Apply oil/butter to your hands as needed to prevent sticking.

While the shaped balls are still warm gently press a Mini Rolo into the top of each one to create a stem and place an M&M next to it as a leaf.

Allow the Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins to cool and firm up before serving.

Enjoy these festive Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins!


If you’re someone who enjoys the autumn season but follows a diet you’ll be happy to know that making these Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins suitable, for your dietary needs is actually quite easy. The main change lies in the choice of cereal. While regular Rice Krispies contain gluten there are brands that offer gluten-free crispy rice cereal which replicates the texture and taste of the original perfectly. These alternatives are made with rice that hasn’t undergone malted processing, which often involves barley containing gluten. By substituting with a gluten-free crispy rice cereal you can savor all the flavors of this festive treat without any concerns, about gluten.

  • Prep Time: 20 MINS