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Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins

RWC Tutor Audrey Bergen shares a recipe for a delicious fall treat.

Want to contribute to your family’s Thanksgiving feast? Here is an easy dessert the whole family will enjoy (especially the little ones)! You can even make this for Friendsgiving or just for a quick snack during the fall season. It is a fun twist on rice krispie treats but in the shape of pumpkins, super on theme for autumn.


  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1 bag of large marshmallows (approximately 40 marshmallows)

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies

  • Red and yellow Liquid Food Coloring

  • Mini Rolos

  • Green M&M's

  • 1/4 cup cooking oil or melted butter in a small bowl


  • In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat.

  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted and combined with the butter.

  • Remove from the heat. Mix several drops of yellow food coloring, then add red food coloring one drop at a time, mixing as you go. Add red/yellow drops until you reach your desired color. (I used about four drops red and 12 drops yellow). Mix well.

  • Add the Rice Krispies and stir to combine.

  • Coat both sides of your hands with a generous amount of cooking oil or butter (or use gloves), and roll the Rice Krispie mixture into small balls. Set on parchment paper. Add oil/butter to your hands after each ball.

  • While the balls are still warm, gently press a Mini Rolo into the top of each pumpkin for the stem and add a green M&M beside it as the leaf. (Tip: If the pumpkins cool before you're finished, use the end of a thick marker or apple corer to make a small indent in the top for the chocolate to sit in.)

  • Allow to cool until firm.

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