Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treats

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

This is a good basic rice krispie treat recipe. All you need to do is twist your imagination when creating pumpkin shaped treats for the tricksters. Let your mind fly away on bat wings or follow the simple directions and decorative additions in this recipe.

Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treats

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 3 Tbsp salted butter
  • 1 (10 oz) pkg. mini marshmallows
  • Orange gel food coloring
  • 3 pretzel rods,  broken into 2-inch pieces 
  • 1 tube green dessert frosting
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. Pour cereal into a bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a 4 quart non-stick saucepan or pot over medium-low heat.
  3. Add marshmallows and stir until they  melt. Add the gel food coloring. Stir constantly until marshmallows are melted.
  4. Remove pan from heat and immediately add mixture to the cereal.  Gently stir and fold with a spatula until cereal is evenly coated. Let mixture cool slightly until you can handle it.
  5. Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray then shape the cereal into balls about the size of a baseball.  Insert 1 piece of  pretzel rod into the top of the ball and reshape it to look like a pumpkin. Transfer pumpkins to a plate or dish lightly coated with cooking spray.
  6. Use green frosting tub with decorator tip to create leaves or vines at the base of the pretzel stick on top of each pumpkin.
  7.  Store in an airtight container.