Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

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Kaylee November 16, 2020

How To Make Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

Serve your kids and guests some cute and tasty Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats for Halloween or Thanksgiving! These pumpkin-shaped krispies treats are yummy!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6cupsRice Krispies cereal
  • 3tbspsalted butter
  • 10ozmarshmallowsmini
  • orange gel food coloring
  • 3pretzel rodsend portions broken off into 2-inch pieces, giving 6 pieces
  • 6airheadsmini, green, or green fondant
  • Cooking spraynon-stick

Instructions

  1. Measure out Rice Krispies cereal and pour into a bowl. Melt butter in a 4-quart non-stick saucepan or pot over medium-low heat.

  2. Add marshmallows and stir. As they begin to melt, start adding in the gel food coloring until desired color is achieved. Stir constantly until marshmallows have melted.

  3. Remove from heat then immediately pour in Rice Krispies cereal. Gently stir and fold with a spatula until cereal is evenly coated. Let mixture cool slightly, until cool enough to handle with hands.

  4. Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray then shape Rice Krispies treat mixture into balls about the size of a baseball. Insert 1 piece of the pretzel rod into the top center and reshape the pumpkin as needed.

  5. Transfer to a plate or dish sprayed lightly with cooking spray.

  6. Beginning on one side of the airhead candy, cut out a leaf shape with clean scissors. Use the remaining portion of the piece of candy to roll and shape into a thin rope shape, then twist into a vine shape.

  7. Place candy on the sides of each pretzel on the pumpkin. Repeat with remaining candy.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 

If using fondant, just shape the fondant accordingly, no cutting required. To store, simply place in an airtight container.

 

Nutrition

  • Calories: 322.28kcal
  • Fat: 7.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.86g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.52g
  • Fiber: 0.25g
  • Sugar: 29.87g
  • Protein: 3.00g
  • Cholesterol: 15.26mg
  • Sodium: 260.45mg
  • Calcium: 5.25mg
  • Potassium: 43.76mg
  • Iron: 8.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 348.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.77mg
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