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A close up of a pumpkin spice rice krispie treat that is also shaped like a pumpkin.
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Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

These pumpkin rice krispie treats are delicious soft and gooey rice krispie treats with a perfect pumpkin twist. They're perfectly pumpkin spiced, and adorably shaped like pumpkins. 
Servings: 18
Calories: 158kcal


  • 4 TBS unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • orange food coloring (or yellow and red)
  • 9 cups rice krispie cereal

For Decorating Pumpkins:

  • 9 Honey Wheat Pretzel Twists (cut in half)
  • 2 Green Airheads


  • Add the butter to a large pot over medium low heat.
  • While the butter is melting, blot the pumpkin with some paper towels to get out some of the extra moisture.
  • Once the butter is melted, add in the pumpkin puree, and stir it into the butter as best as you can.
  • Add in the mini marshmallows and stir them together, and continue stirring regularly until the marshmallows are totally melted.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and food coloring.
  • Let the marshmallow mixture cool to room temperature for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Stir in the cereal.
  • Spray your hands liberally with nonstick spray. Then separate the rice krispie treats into 18 portions. Carefully shape each of the portions into round balls, respraying your hands with nonstick spray as needed. Place them onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • Stick half a pretzel twist into the top of the pumpkin and reform them as needed.
  • Cut a green airhead into thin strips, and roll each of them into a thin rope.
  • Twist the rope around a toothpick to get give it a twisty vine shape.
  • Then add one or two pieces of airhead to the pumpkin. Repeat with additional pumpkins.
  • Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 2 or 3 days.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1539IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 4mg