Cutest Halloween Rice Krispies Treat!
These little Rice Krispie pumpkins are so CHARMING! They are super easy to make, it took me less than 30 minutes and I love how they turned out. I made one small batch using a 10 ounce bag of mini marshmallows, half of a stick of sweet butter, two cups of Rice Krispies cereal, about 6 drops of orange food coloring, Rolos candy (for the stem) and green M&Ms (for the leaf). Step-by-step photos, instructions and recipe follows.
- I found this idea on Pinterest and after doing a little research and reading about all the problems other “bakers” were having with the rice krispies sticking to their hands – I decided to use an ice cream scoop to form the balls.
- After you form the balls, insert one Rolo into the center and add one green M&M before the Rice Krispie cools. One of the advantages of pushing the Rolo into the ball is that it flattens the ball and makes it look more like a real Cinderella pumpkin!
| 10 ounce bag of mini marshmallows, Rolos candy and green M&Ms |
| microwave the mini marshmallows for one minute, add 1/2 stick of sweet butter and microwave for another minute |
| add about 6 drops of food coloring, you can also combine red and yellow if you don’t have orange |
| stir the food coloring into the melted marshmallow and butter |
| this is the color I ended with |
| add two cups of Rice Krispies cereal and gently combine all ingredients |
| use an ice cream scoop to form the balls, trust me – do not use your hands |
| put the pumpkins on a sheet of wax paper and push in one Rolo and add a green M&M |