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Crispy Pumpkins

Crispy Pumpkins

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

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25 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time



1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 (10-ounce) package miniature 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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    Pipe green frosting around stem to create vines.

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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

Nutrition (1 serving)

320 Calories
8 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
320 Sodium (mg)
63 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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