Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

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These colorful no-bake Halloween Rice Krispie Treats are easy to make and are shaped into cute pumpkins. They are whipped up with only 6 ingredients and fun for the kiddoes to make.

Love Easy Halloween Treats? Then try these 3 Ingredients Mummy Cookies or Halloween Chocolate Fudge. or No Bake Bat Cookies.

pumpkin rice krispie treats served on white square plates

So you need to whip up a minimal prep, easy and yet fun Halloween treat? Then you’ll be excited to know that you can with these deliciously festive Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats.

I am talking fun orange colored rice krispies, rolled into a pumpkin shape, and topped with candy? for leaves and chocolate for the pumpkin stalk. The more you can add on the better. It is highly adaptable and you can add as many ghoulish Halloween treats as you can find.

These Halloween Rice Krispies pumpkins are sooooo easy to make – even the older kiddoes can make them unsupervised since they come together with 6 simple ingredients and a little hands-on time. As easy as my Halloween Mummy Cookies.

top down view of the completed rice krispie pumpkins

One of the great things about these fall treats is you only need some very common store-bought ingredients; and no baking required! But please be warned is that it could get a bit sticky. Luckily just watch out for the tip further below that helps you reduce this.

These Rice Krispie pumpkins make a great centerpiece for any Halloween parties you host this year. Just remember to make a few extra so you can give them out as a party favor too.

Why You’ll Love Them

  • Budget-friendly – You only need a few affordable pantry ingredients to make these.
  • Easy to make – A little bit of melting, mixing and shaping and you are good to go. It’s that easy! 
  • It’s customizable – A few fun changes and you can whip up variations for different flavors and holidays. 
  • Good for all occasions – these are great for Halloween parties, lunch boxes, after school snacks, and trick or treating hoards.
one of the finished pumpkin rice krispies on a white plate

Tools Needed

How To Make Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Place marshmallows, butter, and food coloring in a saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Once melted, mix in cereal, stir well till coated and switch off the heat.
  3. Roll mixture into balls making sure to spray your hands with oil between each ball and place on a parchment-lined tray.
  4. Place a mini Rolo candy on top of the still warm pumpkins to create a stem, and pipe on some green icing leaves.
close up view of one of the completed rice krispie pumpkins

Recipe Tips

  • You can easily double or triple this recipe for a crowd.
  • Spray your hand with cooking spray between rolling the pumpkin balls to reduce the chance of them sticking to your hand.

Recipe Variations

These treats are super versatile! Try some of these easy variations;

  • Swap the shape – Shape them into fingers, witch hats, cats or more.
  • Use different coloring – there’s no reason your pumpkins can’t have a bright and colorful stripy look.
  • Use a different stalk – you can use broken up pretzel sticks for the stalk.
  • Add spice – feel free to up the flavor by adding in some pumpkin spice.
  • Add sprinkles – Accessories these with some festive colored sprinkles or shaped sprinkles like a bat, cat, pumpkin, etc.


Let the pumpkin rice crispy treats sit on the counter for a couple of hours, then store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. If you can last that long.


How To Keep Your Rice Krispies Treats Airy and Light?

Roll them into balls but don’t press them too much so you don’t end up with dense treats.

Can I Freeze The Pumpkins Before Rolling?

Yes you can. After the mixture is combined place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up. Then remove from freezer to roll into balls. You may need to make and indent into the balls to add in the rolos.

9 halloween rice krispie treats set up on a white countertop

More Halloween Treat For Kids

Looking for more Halloween treats for kids? Then look no further…I have got your back with these fun Halloween recipes;

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pumpkin rice krispie treats served on white square plates
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Rice Krispies Pumpkin Treats

These festive treats are as fun to make as they are to eat!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 10
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/8 cup of butter
  • 4 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon orange food coloring
  • 10 mini Rolo candies
  • 1 tablespoon green icing


  • Combine marshmallows, butter, and orange food coloring in a large saucepan and melt on medium heat.
  • Once melted, add in the cereal in batches, stirring to combine before adding more.
  • Remove from heat and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the freezer, then roll the mixture into 10 individual balls, making sure to spray your hands with oil between forming each ball, and place them on a parchment-lined tray.
  • Place a mini Rolo candy on top for the pumpkin stem, and pipe on green icing leaves.
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  • You can easily double or triple this recipe for a crowd.
  • Spray your hand with cooking spray between rolling the pumpkin balls to reduce the chance of them sticking to your hand.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1188IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 6mg

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