Crispy Pumpkins

Crispy Pumpkins

Kids can help form and decorate these cute pumpkins that can double as centerpieces for your Halloween celebration.

25 min. prep time
6 servings
141 Rating



1 (10-ounce) package mini marshmallows
6 cups crisp rice cereal
6 drops yellow food color
6 drops red food color


Green decorator frosting or gel
Mini chocolate roll candies, cut in half


Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-low heat; add marshmallows. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in yellow and red food color. Stir in cereal until well coated. Let mixture cool 5 minutes.

Shape about 1 cup cereal mixture into round shape, using buttered measuring cup to portion out mixture. Press mini chocolate roll candy halves into top of pumpkin.

Press butter knife edge into sides of crispy balls to create indentations on sides to resemble pumpkin.

Pipe green frosting around stem to create vines.

Recipe Tip

- Use buttered hands to shape cereal mixture into round shape to avoid sticking.

- For a more intense color, substitute paste or gel food color in place of liquid food color.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 320

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 320mg

Carbohydrates: 63g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #16074©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Cute take on the classic rice crispy treats. I made them half the size (1/2 cup) and used a mini pretzel rod for the stem.

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