A Halloween curse has been struck down on the Little Red Kitchen! Three, yes, three attempts were made to bring you a fun and festive recipe for the next gathering from my Holiday Food Party friends. Do you know what finally broke my curse? Breaking my string of always making my #HolidayFoodParty treats adult only. That is correct my friends, you can serve today’s Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats to grownups and children, for it seems the ghosts and goblins were looking down upon me and saying “make a kid friendly recipe Susan”!!!
For awhile I thought all hope was lost and you were not going to recipe a Halloween treat from me, but in the end the power of rice krispies prevailed! I went a long time without make krispie treats but now I realize they are a fantastic vehicle for all sorts of flavors. This time around pumpkin puree plus a host of spices not only make them ideal for Halloween but can carry on throughout the Fall.Butterfinger Bark from Jen’s Favorite Cookies 2. Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cut-Out Cookies from Created by Diane 3. Chocolate Crepes with Pumpkin Butter Filling and Spiced Maple Pecan Syrup from Pineapple and Coconut 4. Vampire Delight Martini from Magnolia Days 5. Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookie Cups from Chocolate Moosey 6. Rice Krispie Candy Corn from That Skinny Chick Can Bake 7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Halloween Puppy Chow from Messy Baker 8. Homemade Sour Patch Kids from What Smells So Good 9. Reese’s PB&C Pretzel Crust Pie from Hungry Couple NYC 10. Chocolate Pumpkin Layer Cake from Gotta Get Baked 11. Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen 12. Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies from Crumb Blog 13. Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Juanita’s Cocina
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 10oz mini marshmallows
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups puff rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
- optional: green and chocolate sprinkles and mallowcremes for decorations
- In a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat melt the butter and then stir in the pumpkin puree.
- Melt half the marshmallows with the pumpkin/butter mixture and turn off the heat to let rest for about 10 minutes. This is an important step to let the excess moisture from the pumpkin evaporate and keep your treats from getting soggy.
- After sitting for 10 minutes, turn the heat back to medium and stir in the remaining marshmallows. Once completely melted, stir in the cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and salt.
- Pour in the puff rice cereal and coat completely with the pumpkin marshmallow mixture.
- At this point you have a couple of options, you can pour everything out onto a grease 9X13 pan and sprinkle with green and chocolate sprinkles.
- Or you can gather a baseball sized amount in your hand and form little rice krispie pumpkins and set on a parchment lined baking sheet to set. Place a mallowcreme in the center as the stem. Again, decorate with sprinkles.
- For thicker treats, you can place everything in a 8X8 baking dish, or make a few pumpkins and pour the remainder in the 8x8 dish.
- Let sit for 3-4 hours before cutting and serving. Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
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I am such a huge RKT fan!!! SO glad to have a new variety to make 🙂
But… I might not want to share these with the kids 😉 These look like the perfect Halloween treat. Pinned.
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Poor Susan! I would’ve been soooooo frustrated if three attempts at a dish didn’t work (a lot of pots ‘n pans throwing would’ve ensued). Hey, you can NEVER go wrong with Rice Krispies treats and I love that you used pumpkin ‘n spices to jazz it up for this time of year. Plus, the round ones look like giant deformed eyes which is awesome!
First off, love the festive-ness of these photos! Secondly, I just made a batch of rice krispy treats a few weeks ago and forgot how much I loved them. I know my little nieces and nephews (and me) are going to love these!!!!
So creepy that this whole thing felt cursed!! Totally befitting the season. And I love your take that the krispie treats prevailed 🙂 Don’t they always?
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I think I may have found the one treat that would get me to enjoy pumpkin. Rice krispie treats to the rescue! Sorry you went through so may attempts and failures but this one is mighty fine.
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I’m betting these would ship well. Just sayin’…
I haven’t made rice krispie treats in aaaaaaages, but this pumpkin-spice version is genius… might have to pick up a box of cereal and some marshmallows on the way home so I can make a batch! 🙂
You and me both for this stupid curse. Ugh lol I loved how you made these with pumpkin puree rather than special pumpkin marshmallows. Now I don’t have to be so dependent on them!
I’m glad you made this one kid-friendly… my kids thank you! 😉
I still can’t believe how cursed we all were with this post, some more than others. Yes totally fitting for it being a Halloween party post too. I love these and I have yet to make rice krispy treats with my kiddos, I know they would love them so I will make these with them soon!
cute, cute, cute….love these, and pumpkin flavor to boot…YES please!
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So cute! Love them
I really like how the sprinkles look in there. Give a traditional Rice Krispie treat a fun new look.
I love the idea of pumpkin in krispie treats! Now you’ve got me craving something krispy…