Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats have always been one of my favorite sweet treats growing up! I was at a bakery in Dallas last weekend and saw a version of these pumpkin Rice Krispie treats and could not get over how cute they were- I just had to recreate them! This festive dessert was so easy to make; they came together in under 30 minutes start to finish. These little pumpkin treats are great to for a kids holiday party or a friends thanksgiving.. they are a crowd hit! Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 30m
  • Yield: 10-14 pumpkin treats


  • 1 pkg marshmallows
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 c rice krispies
  • Red and yellow food coloring
  • Mini Reeses peanut butter cups, about 14
  • M&M’s (green only) about 14


  1. Melt the butter in a dutch oven over medium heat. When the butter is melted, add in the marshmallows and continue to cook until completely melted.
  2. Turn off the heat and mix in the vanilla and the food coloring. Add 1 drop at a time until you have a pretty orange hue. You will need more yellow drops than red so be careful when doing this!
  3. Pour the cereal into the melted marshmallow mix and stir everything gently to combine.
  4. Spray your hands with vegetable oil or dip them in some and grab a chunk of the warm rice krispie mixture. I like to make them a bit smaller than the miniature pumpkins.
  5. When the Rice Krispie treats are formed into a pumpkin ball shape, place on a parchment lined baking sheet to cool.
  6. Continue to roll the cereal until you have all your pumpkins made.
  7. Place a mini Reeces in the middle of each “pumpkin” as the “stem” then a green M&M next Reeces as the “leaf”
  8. Eat and enjoy!
  9. These last 1-2 days in an air-tight container.

xo, Rachel

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