Recipe-of-the-Week: 10/31/2012: Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

Happy Halloween!! We couldn’t resist sharing Home Stories A to Z sweet treats!! SO CUTE!! Have a spooky and safe Halloween.

Today I made some gluten-free rice krispie treats in the shape of pumpkins and thought I’d share them with all of you! I saw a cute picture on facebook of some apple-shaped rice krispie treats and thought it would be fun to make a pumpkin patch.

Pumpkin Rice Krispies



  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 Bag of Marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Red & yellow food coloring (or natural food coloring)
  • 18-20 tootsie rolls unwrapped
  • Frosting for leaves is powdered sugar, green food coloring, and a little milk (or water).
  • (Optional) Chocolate cookies crushed for bed of “dirt”

To make, all you need to do is follow the rice krispies treats recipe on the back of the box. When your marshmallows are nice and melty add red and yellow purchased or homemade food coloring until you reach a pumpkin orange color.



After you stir the cereal into the marshmallow mixture, rub some butter on the palms of your hands and roll the mixture quickly into balls. I placed more butter on my hands between rolling each ball. Place a tootsie roll in the center of each pumpkin and garnish with frosting leaves.


6 Responses to Recipe-of-the-Week: 10/31/2012: Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

  1. Jennifer Gale 31/10/2012 at 1:39 pm

    As long as you use the gluten-free Rice Krispies, and use gluten-free chocolate cookies for the “dirt.” Otherwise, they’re not gluten-free, and can cause a reaction. The original link shows the GF Rice Krispies and Pamela’s GF Extreme Chocolate Mini Cookies.

  2. L. Westberry 31/10/2012 at 5:17 pm

    Last weeks recipe I really wanted to try but guess what my Albertson’s did not carry the pumpkin pudding mix needed to make it. How about this weeks?

  3. Claudene Kilgore 13/11/2012 at 5:06 pm

    Thank you for preparing the website to place recipes on one page, rather than 5 or more huge pictured detailed descriptions of how to do simple things in following recipes. I will be making more copies of the one page recipes whereas I did not want to waste ink and paper to print 5 or more pages of one simple recipe.

    Thanks for listening to your customers.

    Claudene Kilgore

  4. halftall 29/11/2012 at 2:34 pm

    One blogger says she couldn`t find the pumpkin pudding !!! I did not see anything in your recipe about any pumpkin, pudding, canned. was there something left out of your recipe?

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