Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
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Serves: 15 small pumpkins
 
These are a fun treat for Halloween and delicious for kids and adults!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (or brown rice crisps)
  • 3 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 dashes of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • Small bag of pretzel sticks
  • Optional:
  • Green icing or green gel (for leaf)
  • Black or brown icing or mini chocolate chips (for Jack-o-Lantern)
  • Chocolate sprinkles (for Jack-o-Lantern)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, cook the pumpkin over low heat for 2 minutes to remove moisture.
  2. Push the pumpkin to the side in the pot, add the butter and melt over low heat.
  3. Add marshmallows and melt while stirring everything together often.
  4. Add in cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Take off the heat and let the marshmallow mixture cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cereal. Stir really well and let it cool for just a couple of minutes.
  6. Wet your hands with cool water and make balls out of the Rice Krispies. Don't worry if they're not perfect yet, just put them aside.
  7. Once you've made all the pumpkins, go back through and fix all of them if they did not turn out perfect the first time.
  8. Break pretzel sticks into 3 or 4 pieces and place them in the middle on top of the pumpkins.
  9. Add a leaf with green icing or gel (optional).
  10. Add a Jack-o-Lantern face with mini chocolate chips or black or brown icing or the chocolate sprinkles (optional).
Recipe by Kate Gwyn at https://www.kategwyn.com/pumpkin-rice-krispie-treats/