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Rice Crispy Treat Pumpkins

Who wouldn't love to munch on one of these cute pumpkins? So fun to make and eat, your kiddos will be excited to help with both! A Halloween party wouldn't be complete without them. With the help of Rolos chocolate candies and green M&M's, you've got the cutest pumpkin patch treat around!


Rice Crispy Treat Pumpkins

Makes 9

6 cups gluten free rice crisp cereal

4 cups miniature marshmallows

1/4 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Red and yellow food coloring

Rolos chocolate candies

Green M&M's

Writing Icing, optional

In a large microwave safe bowl, add the marshmallows and butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute, then stir until everything is melted. Add 4 drops of red food coloring, 10 drops of yellow food coloring, and almond extract. Stir to combine and get the orange color you desire, adding more red or yellow. Add the cereal and stir to coat. Using wet hands, grab handfuls and form into balls. Place on parchment paper and press an indent in the top with your thumb. Add a Rolo on the top for the stem, and one green M&M for the leaf. Allow to set. Add fun faces if desired.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. You will need a gluten free rice crispy cereal, miniature marshmallows, butter, food coloring, almond extract, Rolos, and M&M's. I had a regular pack of M&M's and just picked out the green ones. :)

In a large microwave safe bowl, add 1/4 cup butter and 4 cups marshmallows. Microwave on high for 1 minute, then stir until completely melted. Add 4 drops of red food coloring, and 10 drops of yellow. Stir until combined. Add more food coloring to get desired orange color. Add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract..... this gives it wonderful flavor!

Add 6 cups of cereal and stir to coat all really well.

Using wet or greased hands, form into about 9 balls. Place on parchment and press an indent in the top of each.

Place one Rolo for the stem and one green M&M for the leaf on top of each pumpkin. Allow to set.

These yummy treats won't last long at any Halloween gathering!

They are so fun and easy to make. Kids love to help!

You can put silly pumpkin faces on if you desire. I used some green writing icing, but I think black would be even better!

Kids and adults alike always love rice crispy treats, so these cute pumpkins with definitely be a scream at your home this Halloween!

Recipe Source: Saw idea on Pinterest at One Little Project and used my own rice crispy treat recipe


Did you try this recipe?  I'd love to hear from you!  Please rate and leave a comment!

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