These Rice Krispie Treat pumpkins are ADORABLE! But I need to tell you right out of the gate – if you make them, your hands are going to get messy.
What you will need
. Rice Krispies
. Food coloring
. Mini rolos
. Green M&Ms
You’re making regular Rice Krispie treats, except before you add in the Rice Krispies, add food coloring to the marshmallow and butter mixture.
I think the amount of food colouring you need to use will depend on the type of food colouring you use. I started with only a couple drops of each colour, but the colour wasn’t very good. So I went a little crazy and squeezed in tons of drops, It was somewhere around 4 to 6 drops of red and 12 drops of yellow. You’re going to have to experiment.
Here’s what it looks like after all the food coloring is mixed in:
Then add the Rice Krispies and stir it all together to combine.
You’ll want your small bowl of cooking oil to coat your hands and keep the balls from sticking to you. After you’ve rolled the balls, set them on parchment paper.
Gently press a Mini Rolo into the top of each pumpkin for the stem while the Rice Krispie treats are still warm. If it gets too hard, use a thick marker, apple corer or some other round object to make a small indent for the chocolate to sit in.
Then for the leaf, gently press a green M&M into the Rice Krispie treats (about half way in so it sticks) right next to the Rolo.
Now you have your cute little pumpkins!