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A hand holding a pumpkin-shaped Rice Krispies treat with an orange hue, a pretzel stick as a stem, and green icing resembling a leaf. More identical Halloween treats are arranged on a platter in the background.

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

  • Author: Katie LeFevre
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


This is a classic snack that you can’t go wrong with, but make it fall-oriented. Better yet: pumpkin! These Pumpkin Rice Krispies treats are a great option for school Halloween parties (double-check to ensure your ingredients are safe for allergies), get-togethers with family and friends, and even fall birthday parties. You can wrap them individually to be gifted as favors. This recipe makes about 12 treats.


  • 10 oz. bag of marshmallows
  • 5 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • 4 tbsps. of butter, plus a bit extra for greasing hands
  • orange food coloring
  • pretzel rods, mini peanut butter cups, or Tootsie Rolls (your choice — these are for the stems)


  1. Melt butter in a large, microwavable safe bowl. 
  2. Add in marshmallows. Microwave in one-minute increments until melted.
  3. Mix in orange food coloring until you reach your favorite shade of pumpkin.
  4. Add Rice Krispies into the mixture and stir until mixed well. 
  5. With lightly greased hands, break apart and shape the Rice Krispies mixture into 2-inch balls.
  6. Place a pretzel rod, Tootsie Roll, mini peanut butter cup, or other “stem” of your choice on top of each pumpkin treat. 
  7. Let set for about an hour and enjoy!

Optional: Add some green frosting or icing to make a “leaf” on the stem.

  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American