Last but not least, we made Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats this year. Aren't these cute? Just make your standard rice krispie treat recipe, add red and yellow food coloring, shape into pumpkins, and top with a green gum drop "stem".
This recipe came directly from Rice Krispie's website however their version is a bit more fun. They are called Surprise Pumpkin Treats and they actually hid a small piece of candy inside. So whether you decide to make the surprise treats or plain treats like mine, they make a great treat for Halloween!
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
3 T. butter or margarine
1 pkg (10 oz., about 40 regular marshmallows
- OR -
4 c. miniature marshmallows
Food coloring (orange)
6 c. Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
12 small green gum drops
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Tint with orange food coloring (or red and yellow). Add Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Using 1/2-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into 12 portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into pumpkin shape. Pipe frosting onto each for vines and attach gumdrop for stem. Best if served the same day.