Need a quick and easy Halloween treat? Check out the Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats I made this weekend. I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous these would end up on pinterestfail.com, but they turned out adorable AND delicious. The best part is they took about 45 minutes from start-to-finish. If you’re short on time or experience, this is the perfect way to go.
First, you’ll need to plan as if you were just making regular treats. It’s okay if you forget the recipe or your shopping list, because it’s right there on the cereal box! The recipe says you can use mini or large marshmallows. Honestly, I prefer the larger marshmallows because they melt evenly. Plus, it’s one bag per batch… so it’s easy and requires fewer dishes.
When the butter and marshmallows have melted, use a few drops of red and yellow food coloring (more yellow than red). Make sure you do this before adding the cereal for a nice, even orange color. My first batch had issues because I added the food coloring while adding the cereal. So don’t do what I did!
The good thing about this part is that pumpkins are not perfect circles. All you have to do is shape the treats into a misshapen circle. Make sure you leave a small hole on the top for the candy stem.
I went with green apple gummies, but some people use tootsie rolls or green licorice. They all work; it’s really just a preference.
If you’re serving them immediately, a dish will be fine. In my case, I was bringing them to the office the next morning. Since RKT are famous for getting stiff over time, I wrapped them individually. 11 hours later, and they’re still delicious.