Easy Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats for Halloween

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This past weekend the kids and I spent a lot of time with pumpkin. Between picking them at the patch and carving them for the front porch, we were in pumpkin heaven. So it only made sense to get in the kitchen and make some pumpkin fun in there too.

I was digging through my stash of Wilton baking pans and ran into the Ice Cream Cookie Bowl pan that I had completely forgotten about. Turns out, it’s pretty darn perfect for making a realistic shaped pumpkin when filled with Rice Krispies Treats.

Pumpkin Face Rice Krispies Treats

To make these, all you need is your favorite Rice Krispies Treats recipe, the Wilton Ice Cream Cup Pan and a few small helpers eager to celebrate Halloween. Alternatively, if you don’t have this pan, you could always just rolls the treats into a ball with your hands.

While you’re melted the marshmallows and butter, add a little orange or red/yellow to create a nice bright orange color.

(My favorite way to make Rice Krispies Treats: 6 TBS butter slightly browned, a splash of vanilla extract, 10.5 oz mini marshmallows, 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal)

Wilton Pumpkin Treat Pan

Once the molded treats cool, you can place two of them together to create a pumpkin shape.

Orange Rice Krispies Treats

Use a little green cookie icing to draw on some vine squigglies.

Pumpkin Treat Vine

A tootsie roll on top makes a great looking stem.

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

You can eat the Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats plain or draw on Jack-o-Lantern faces with black cookie icing.

Jackolantern Rice Krispies Treats

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  1. says

    Wow! So simple and yet so effective! They look great :) Almost wish Halloween was bigger over here!

  2. Natalie says

    What a great little Halloween treat. I think I may have to make these. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. says

    These are so cute! I’m a huge rice krispie fan any time of the year, but a Halloween version sounds even better!

  4. says

    Oh my gosh, that is adorable! I’m bookmarking this post so I can try it sometime. I LOVE Halloween recipes, and my fiance loves Rice Krispie Treats, so this is a winner!!

  5. Heather says

    If I were to use icing colors (wilton) would that be ok? Im not sure i have any more food coloring liquid but i have plenty of the icing color gels

  6. says

    You’re amazing. Looks at the views on this post. Awesome Cat. I like the idea for the tootsie roll as the stem.

  7. Danielle says

    I love this idea. I can’t wait to make them for my daycare kiddos.
    Thank You

  8. Jenefer Lynn says

    I love how these look! We’ll have to give them a whirl and see how they turn out. My kids love rice krispy treats so they’ll probably really enjoy making these.

  9. Valerie says

    They are soooo cute, I am just about of making them! Could you tell how you made the tootsie rolls melting that way on the top?
    Thanks a lot!

  10. Tracey says

    These are super cute! Perfect for my childrens’ school Halloween parties. How did you get the tootie roll “pumpkin stem” to be slightly melted against the pumpkin? Thanks for the inspiration!!

  11. Beth says

    I was wondering if you “heated” the end of the tootsie roll to stick…any quick tips are helpful : ) Going to make these for my daughters class..thanks for posting!

    • says

      Hi Beth, I just used my hands to shape the end like you would with clay. Fresh tootsie rolls are pretty soft and easily manipulated.

      • beth says

        Thanks Cat! I can’t wait to make them! Can you believe I have never made R.K. treats before? I know, I know…pathetic…lol

        • Leslie says

          I haven’t either! Not pathetic. There’s a first time for everything!

  12. Leslie says

    How do you get the tootsie rolls to look slightly melted on top? I’m domestically challenged (but trying!!!) and have volunteered to bring in a treat for the class Halloween party. I want to do something fun with my son and these look like just the thing..but I can’t figure out the tootsie roll stem! Thank you so much for posting this!!

    • says

      Leslie, it’s super easy. you just use the warmth from your hands to soften the end and squish it a bit with your thumb.

  13. Mary says

    Those are so cute! How many pumpkins were you able to make with your recipe? I’m planning to make about 60. Do you think that would take too long with just one pan?

    • says

      Oh wow, that’s quite a lot. One batch only makes about 6 of these pumpkins. You’d have to make 10 batches, unless you just used your hands to roll smaller pumpkin balls instead of the pan. It makes these treats pretty big, about the size of an apple.

    • says

      Alex, the two halves are sticky because of the marshmallow. Just press them together and use your fingers shape the treats around the separation to close the gap.

  14. Brandie says

    Where can I find this Wilton Ice Cream Cup Pan? I looked online, but can’t seem to find it. Thanks! These are so cute and I can’t wait to make them!

    • Michele says

      Once the marshmallow cooled a bit, I used my hands and just rolled the balls, sort of like making meatballs, I did use some cooking oil on my hands so the mixture wouldn’t stick too much to my hands. Just a bit of oil. I did find that I had to “tighten” up the balls after a while, they seems to wilt open after a little while. Then they were fine.

  15. Nicole says

    They are amazing i made them for a bake sale………hope they will be a hit :)

  16. Allison says

    Whay type of icing did you use for the green vine on top and the black face? I have tried gels but those are messy. Thanks!

    • amy says

      hey, just go to the baking isle at your store and get the regular icing thats not the gel kind. thats what i am going to try! i hope this helps you.

  17. amy says

    how cool! i love rice krispy treats and this will be something we will make this halloween. i dont have small children but have teenagers so this will be something we can do together or i can do by myself and they will eat them! lol thank you.

  18. twila says

    i would never thought of doing that. my 4 year old would love doing that with. thank you

  19. Elaine Kandeler says

    I recently made similar, but I used the new Kraft Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows, and also added 2 tsps. (depending on how much you like cinnamon). of cinnamon to the butter as it was melting.

  20. Patty Seifert says

    this is just the perfect treat for this season and those High School kids that must have a rice krispie treat for a snack! The certain High Schooler that will love this is my Great-Niece, Mercy. Thank you for this recipe and suggestion!

  21. Michele says

    I made these last night….so easy and so adorable. We had such a fun time making them. You should all just do it!!

  22. Christine says

    I just made these today & my kids love them! Thanks for this fun making treat idea.

  23. Deana says

    I love these! Not only are they delicious, but they are sooo cute! I think they would be good deserts for kids on Thanksgiving too!!! I know my Grand Kids would love them!

  24. Debra McCanless says

    Those are so cute i know that we will have fun making these with my two grandaughters i love them : )

  25. sandy says

    Love these treats & can’t wait to make them with Austin (the 5 yr. old). Thanks Cat.

  26. Sandra Arsenault says

    i love your pumpkin rice krispie treats going to make them for my grandchildren

  27. Juanita J. Duke says

    This is so neet i am going to try it with my granddaughter. She always want to be in the kitchen with me. Thanks for the great idea!!!

  28. says

    These are absolutely adorable! My husband and I have been craving rice krispie treats and these would be perfect for the upcoming holiday!

  29. marlena Padron says

    ok so, i have to do a rice crispy treat project for teen living. and we dont really have alot of….. resources. so is there an easier way to make these? without the cupcake tins? it is like a cooking challenge, and we only have like 90 minutes to make it. Thanks alot.

  30. Susan says

    I’m a production manager @ a leading food service provider and I think this will go perfect with our Holiday Bash and the college kids will love them. Thank You!

  31. Vickie says

    One pan only makes three pumpkins. How many pans did you use? How did you keep the left over rice krispie treat mixture warm and pliable while the six cooled and you could remove them?

    So cute, My granddaughter saw them on pinterest and has requested them for her Halloween Party.

  32. Katie says

    Can you use a regular cupcake pan too? and just mold the rice krispies??

  33. Garrett says

    hey thanks for the plans on them i have a 14yr and 10yr old boys been with me dad and would like more of ur good ideas my 10 yr old loved them and helped out a lot hope his class mates will love them to any way thanks a bunch

  34. Rosemary says

    About how many pumpkins does you recipe make using the 6 cups of rice krispies?

  35. kocak says

    Thanks for the idea and the tips! I have to make 25 for my daughters halloween party and these are cute and perfect idea! Thanks for sharing:) hope i can make them look like yours! Lol