Rice Krispie treats are easy-peasy, but there's nothing about a plain, old marshmallow square that says "Halloween." But of course, you probably know where this is heading. Turning the average Rice Krispie treat into a cute lil' pumpkin with a pretzel for a stem is a frightful work of genius.
Serve these Rice Krispie pumpkins at your Halloween party for a snack or a simple dessert:
These cute little pumpkins are almost too cute to eat. Here we share step-by-step directions on how to make these sweet little pumpkins. Molding the Rice Krispies treats helps give them a pumpkin look. If you do not have a mold, simply roll the treats into balls and use a wooden spoon to help create the ridges that pumpkins have.
Adapted from food family & finds
Yields 10-12 pumpkins, depending on size
1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and several drops of orange food coloring to achieve the shade desired. Mix very well until the marshmallows are completely melted.
2. Add in the Rice Krispies and mix very well.
3. Spray the ice cream cup pan generously with nonstick cooking spray. Using a large spoon fill each cup with the Rice Krispies mixture and press into the pan firmly. Allow the treats to cool completely about 30-45 minutes.
4. Remove the treats from the pan and gently press two treats together to form one pumpkin. You may have to use the handle of a wooden spoon to help create the ridges pumpkins have.
Next Up: Insert a pretzel stick
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