Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pumpkin Krispies Treats

Hi everyone! I'm Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy. I'm so excited to be here today on I Dig Pinterest! Christine and I both share a love of Halloween. It's one of my favorite holidays! I'm mom to four boys and I'm always trying to get them involved in helping me in the kitchen. These little Halloween pumpkin rice krispie treats have been spotted around Pinterest and I wanted to try them with my boys.

There's something about rice krispie treats that just makes you happy. They're so fun to make and even more fun to eat. My boys loved helping me make these darling little pumpkin shaped ones! They're really simple to make, too!

Just prepare your basic rice krispie treat recipe (I like to brown my butter a bit and add a little vanilla extract) but add in orange food coloring when you put in the marshmallows. Let the cereal mixture cool a bit and then shape into balls.

Press a little tootsie roll into the top to make a stem and then add some candy to make the eyes and noses - get creative! I love that these can be Halloween pumpkins by making them look like jack-o-lanterns, or leave off the little face and you can make these all the way up to Thanksgiving! They're a fun treat your family will love to make and to eat!

Pumpkin Krispies Treats:
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • red & yellow food coloring or orange gel coloring
  • 5-1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • mini tootsie rolls
  • candy for decorations, M&M's, candy corn, etc.
  1. In a large saucepan, melt and slightly brown butter on medium heat. Add vanilla extract and marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Add food coloring until desired orange color is reached. Add cereal and stir until completely combined. Turn off heat and let sit for a few minutes, until cool enough to handle. 
  2. When mixture has cooled enough, spray your hands with cooking spray and mold cereal mix into circles. (I made nine medium sized pumpkins). Unwrap a tootsie roll and press into each pumpkin top. Add candy for the eyes and noses (we used a little frosting to adhere). Eat and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did! Thanks for having me here today! 

 Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

A HUGE thank you to Jen for sharing this fun and festive treat with us!  They are too cute for words and I can't wait to make them with my kiddos.

Jen has an amazing site filled with tons of tasty recipes!  Everything I've made from there has been nothing short of delectable.  Stop by and say hi and pin a few or twenty.  :)
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  1. Too cute! Pinning to try later, thank you!

  2. I cannot get over how adorable these are - pinning for sure! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  3. Pinned to my Halloween feast board! Thank You so much for sharing this cute but tasty recipe. Came over to visit you from This Silly Girl's party

  4. yum!! So cute! What a fun project to do with kids! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays!! I'm featuring you today at my fall recipes roundup!! I've posted it on facebook and twitter... please feel free to reshare :o) oh and grab a featured button if you don't have one... Emily@nap-timecreations

  5. These are adorable! My kids would LOVE this!
    You should link them up at Sharing Time! :)
    (the link party is up on the blog right now)

  6. Those are the cutest!! Thanks so much for linking up to The Weekly Creative at The Girl Creative and Reasons to Skip the Housework. I'll be featuring these this week on the blog. :) XOXO

  7. Christine, these are so cute and easy! I'm pinning and will be making them soon! Thank you!

  8. Hi, is there a trick you used to get the tootsie roll to stick to the top of the rice krispies or do they just kind of stick on their own?


    1. Hey Kristen! The tootsie rolls should stay on top as long as the krispies are fresh and warm when you press them in. You can use a little frosting if necessary.

  9. These are so cute! You could also add a little of the food coloring or gel to the frosting to help blend in a little better. Little hands would love to help with this one.

  10. So cute! I want to do this for my daughters Halloween party! How many did this make?

    1. I'd bet it made anywhere from 9-12 pumpkins.

  11. These are adorable and thank you for sharing this creative little treat! We are going to enjoy making these tonight!

  12. These are so cute. I just purchased Pumpkin Spice flavor marshmallows and I'm making these.


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