I'll admit I worked a loophole on this one! My quest to use pumpkin in all of my Liz's Kitchen through Thanksgiving is using a technicality this week. While there is no pumpkin in the recipe, the final product is a pumpkin. These are a super cute twist on rice crispy treats that you can take to any halloween party or have for your kids on trick-or-treat night! This could also be a fun treat to make with your kids but this is messy and will need heavy supervision.

Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treats

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 bag large marshmallows (approximately 40 marshmallows)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Red & Yellow Liquid Food Coloring
  • Mini Rolos
  • Green M&M's
  • ¼ cup cooking oil in a small bowl (this will be used for your hands) A LISTENER SUGGESTED USING PAM AND NOT OLIVE OIL OR ANY TYPE OF OIL AND I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOW BEFORE I STARTED! 

Take your butter and put in a large pot on low heat.

Once the butter is melted add the whole bag of marshmallows and stir until they're melted an mixed.

Remove the pot from the heat and add the food coloring. I added 5 red drops and 12 yellow drops, but you can add until you get the color you like.

Add the rice crispies in and stir until mixed.

Next, you're going to begin forming your pumpkins. You'll need to generously coat your hands in oil to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands. You'll need to coat your hands before every pumpkin you mold. It's a little messy. A listener suggested using PAM and not oil and I would totally use that over oil because the mess is crazy.

After yo've formed your pumpkin you'll press the Rolo down on top to make the stem and a green M&M next to it to make the leaf.

Then you're ready to impress everyone with these festive and delicious treats! Find the original recipe HERE!