Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats 

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Looking for a spooktacularly delicious Halloween snack? These festive Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats are sure to be the life of the party. Delight your family and friends with this easy twist on the classic treat.

Jack-O-Lantern Rice Krispie Treats 

We all know and love the classic Rice Krispie Treats.

But this fall season, why not have a little more fun with them? Introducing Jack-O-Lantern Rice Krispie Treats!

This yummy twist on traditional Rice Krispie Treats features festive orange food coloring, white chocolate icing to mimic a pumpkin’s stem and smile, and of course the crunchy marshmallow center that we all know and love.

Pumpkin shaped rice krispies on a wooden cutting board.

If you’re looking for a spooky yet delicious snack to make for your family or friends this Halloween season then look no further.

These Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats are sure to be a hit!

FAQs

Q: How long will the pumpkin rice krispie treats stay fresh?

A: If stored in an airtight container at room temperature, the pumpkin rice krispie treats can stay fresh for up to 5 days. However, they are best enjoyed within the first 2-3 days when they are the most chewy and flavorful.

Q: Can I freeze the pumpkin rice krispie treats?

A: Yes, you can freeze the treats for up to 2 months. Ensure they are properly wrapped in plastic wrap or stored in a freezer-safe container to prevent freezer burn. Thaw them at room temperature before serving.

Q: Can I decorate the pumpkin rice krispie treats?

A: Absolutely! You can drizzle melted chocolate over the treats, sprinkle them with festive fall-colored sprinkles, or even shape them into cute pumpkin figures using orange food coloring and pretzel sticks as stems. Let your creativity shine!

Jack o lantern rice krispie treats.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Set Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Butter, or half a stick
  • Rice Krispie cereal, or approximately half a 12 oz. box
  • Black writing gel for faces
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • Kit-Kat bars for stems 

Pro Tip: If you want to add a little extra kick to your muffins, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to the dry mix. It will give your muffins a subtle and spicy flavor.

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How To Make Jack-O-Lantern Rice Krispy Treats

Grease the Muffin Pan

Before you start making your pumpkin rice krispie treats, it’s important to grease your 12-cup muffin pan. This will ensure that the treats can be easily removed once they’ve cooled and set in the refrigerator. To grease the pan, use a pastry brush to lightly coat each cup with melted butter or margarine. Once all of the cups are greased, set aside and move on to the next step.

Melt Marshmallows

Next, you’ll need to melt your marshmallows in a large pot over medium heat. Be sure to stir often as you do this so that the marshmallows don’t burn or stick to the bottom of the pot. Once they are fully melted, remove them from heat and move on to the next step.

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Add Food Coloring

Now it’s time to give your pumpkin rice krispie treats their orange color! You can do this by adding red and yellow food coloring until you get your desired shade of orange. Stir until fully combined before moving onto the next step.

Add Rice Krispie Cereal

Once your marshmallow mixture is colored orange, add in one bag of rice krispie cereal and stir with a greased rubber spatula until everything is completely combined. Now you’re ready to fill up those muffin cups!

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Fill Muffin Cups & Refrigerate

Using your greased rubber spatula, fill each muffin cup with enough of the marshmallow mixture so that it comes up just slightly higher than the top edge of each cup (this will help create a rounded shape when they cool). Once all of your cups are filled, place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until completely set before continuing on with carving out holes and drawing faces on each pumpkin!

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Notes:

Adding the food colors to the marshmallows BEFORE the rice krispies is crucial to ensure the color blends properly.

I like to discard the middle piece of the Kit Kat bars and use only the end pieces as they have a clean, finished look.

The writing gel doesn’t harden, so I recommend piping on the faces at the last minute to avoid smearing. Alternatively, black frosting that will dry and harden can be used.

Pumpkin rice krispie treats on a cutting board.

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A tray of pumpkin shaped rice krispies on a cutting board.

Jack-O-Lantern Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Looking for a spooktacularly delicious Halloween snack? These festive Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats are sure to be the life of the party. Delight your family and friends with this easy twist on the classic treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 10 oz. bag mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup butter, or half a stick
  • 5 cups rice krispie cereal, or approximately half a 12 oz. box
  • Black writing gel for faces
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • Kit-Kat bars for stems

Instructions

  1. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan. Set aside.
  2. Add butter to a large pot, and melt over medium heat.
  3. Add marshmallows to the pot, and cook over medium-low heat until fully melted, stirring often to avoid burning. Remove from heat.
  4. Add red and yellow food coloring until the desired shade of orange is achieved. 
  5. Add rice krispie cereal to the pot, and stir with a greased rubber spatula until fully combined.
  6. Using the greased rubber spatula, fill each muffin cup to the top, pressing down firmly to compress the rice krispies.
  7. Place muffin pan in refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until set.
  8. Cut the Kit-Kat bars into three equal pieces.
  9. Take each rice krispie treat out, and use your hands to gently round out the edges and form a “pumpkin” shape.
  10. Take a butter knife carve out a small hole in the top of each pumpkin, and insert a kit-kat piece into the hole. 
  11. Draw a face on each pumpkin with the writing gel. Jack o lantern rice krispie treat.

Notes

Adding the food colors to the marshmallows BEFORE the rice krispies is crucial to ensure the color blends properly.

I like to discard the middle piece of the kit-kat bars and use only the end pieces as they have a clean, finished look.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 171Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 11mgSodium 112mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 0gSugar 16gProtein 1g

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Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats Final Thoughts

the delicious pumpkin rice krispie treats recipe is the perfect dessert to enjoy during the fall season. Made with simple ingredients, this dessert is easy to make and perfect for sharing with family and friends.

By following the step-by-step instructions provided in this article, readers can prepare these treats in no time. And with the added tips and variations, readers can customize their pumpkin rice krispie treats to their liking.

When it comes to serving and storing the treats, it’s important to follow the guidelines provided to ensure the treats retain their freshness and flavor. And for those looking to make their treats even more visually appealing, the fall-themed serving ideas will provide inspiration.

Overall, the pumpkin rice krispie treats recipe is a fun and festive way to enjoy the flavors of fall. We encourage readers to try this recipe themselves and share their creations with us.

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