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Halloween Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treat

These adorable and delicious pumpkins are the perfect Halloween treat to make with kids! Sprinkle with your favorite chocolatey topping and enjoy!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 20 Pumpkins
Author Jennifer Preston


  • 6 Tbsp Salted Butter
  • 1 (400g/16 oz) Pkg Marshmallows regular or mini size
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-4 drops Orange Food Coloring or several drops of red + yellow food coloring
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate chopped
  • 1 handful pretzels
  • 1/4 cup Reese's Pieces chopped


  1. Chop up chocolate and Reese's Pieces, set aside. Break or chop pretzels into sticks (for the pumpkin stems), set aside.

  2. In a large pot over low-medium heat, melt butter and marshmallows together.

  3. Stir in vanilla extract and desired amount of food coloring.

  4. Stir in the Rice Krispie cereal until evenly combined and remove from heat.

  5. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and wet hand. Shape Rice Krispie mixture into pumpkin/ball shapes. Stick pretzel rod into the top and then sprinkle with the chocolate/Reese's Pieces topping.

  6. Melt chocolate in microwave, put in piping bag and pipe twirly vines onto the pumpkins.