“Pumpkin Marshmallow Krispy Treats”

Fall is a favorite time of year; leaves changing to their beautiful fall colors and cool crisp mornings are upon us. Holy hob goblins, Batman, Halloween is just around the corner. Kids are totally in the spirit. I know you’re looking for those easy fun treats to keep your little goblins entertained on a weekend afternoon. Pumpkin Marshmallow Krispy Treats were in store this past weekend.

Pumpkin Marshmallow Krispy Treats

Pumpkin Marshmallow Krispy Treats
Kruz and Kale showing off their creations – Pumpkin Marshmallow Krispy Treats

My friend Angie sent me this picture of her grand-kids showing off their creations and culinary skills. They had a blast as their little faces show. Way to go, Kolten, Kruz and Kale!

Everyone loves rice krispy treats. This is probably one of the easiest treats kids can make by themselves. An adult should be somewhere close by since mixing melted butter and marshmallows require the use of the stove. Add rice krispies to marshmallow mixture. Angie added orange gel food coloring to the rice mixture for color. Rice mixture was then shaped into pumpkins. Kids will love their hands coated with butter so the rice mixture doesn’t stick to their hands. A divot was made in the top and Hershey’s kisses were used for the stems of the Pumpkin Marshmallow Krispy Treats.

And their you have it, an easy and fun project for all. Perfect for parties, school lunches and after school snacks. Fantastic job, Kolten, Kruz and Kale!  They look delish and don’t forget to save Auntie Chelle one!

Pumpkin Marshmallow Krispy Treats

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)

10 oz. bag mini marshmallows (4 cups)

5 cups rice krispy cereal

Orange gel food coloring

In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted and well combined. Remove pot from heat; adding droplets of orange coloring until desired color is achieved. Stir in rice krispies.

Place sheet of waxed paper on kitchen counter or jelly roll pan. Coat your hands with butter or non-stick cooking spray. This helps to keep rice mixture from sticking to your hands. Start forming balls, leaving a divot in center and place a Hershey’s kiss for stem. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.




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