Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkin Recipe is perfect for any fall gathering or cute Halloween treat. Ready in only 20 minutes, everyone will love them!
I used peanut butter because I wanted to cover up any residual taste from the red food coloring and because it enhanced the pumpkin color. You can also make Caramel Rice Krispie Treats and decorate the same way. These are a great kids project giving them creative license to decorate to their hearts content. I’m not very artistic, so my Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins were decorated by the steady hand of my neighbor, but feel free to get assorted frosting colors and make these really pop!
Don’t forget to PIN Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins!
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 10- ounce package of marshmallows
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 12 drops red food coloring may vary depending type
- 4 drops yellow food coloring may vary depending type
- 12 Tootsie Roll Midgees
- Desired Frosting Colors for Decorating
- Allow pumpkins to cool completely before decorating with colored frosting.
In a medium sauce pan melt butter and peanut butter over medium heat for 3 minutes stirring with a wooden spoon. Add marshmallows and food coloring. Continue to stir until marshmallows are melted and sticky like glue. A wooden spoon is important here because the mixture will stick less to this surface.
Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispie cereal. Blend well.
Although I highly recommend wearing powder-free latex gloves, you can also use wax paper to mold the warm mixture into round balls.
Push a tootsie roll into the top for the stem. The heat from the pumpkin will create a malleable material so the tootsie roll can be gently bent. Ridges in the tootsie roll create a natural and woody effect.