No tricks here! These Rice Krispie pumpkins are the easiest treat on the block. Make them for Halloween or for Thanksgiving, and they’ll be just as festive.

If you’ve ever made Rice Krispie Treats before, you know your hands can get pretty messy. That marshmallow mixture can stick to your fingers and become really frustrating — but don’t fret! I’ve figured out how to rolls the balls without making a mess.

Also try these Mummy Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween.

The trick? Spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray, like Pam. I’ve tried all sorts of methods, including butter, but nothing works better than Pam. Just trust me on this. Spray your palms with a healthy coating and rub them together like you would to put on lotion. This way, you get the oil around the sides of your fingers and in all of the little corners that marshmallow could still stick.

Do this after you make your Rice Krispie mixture and transfer it to your parchment paper. Let your mixture cool for about five minutes. This way, it’s not so hot that the marshmallows are overly gooey.

You’ll have these pretty little pumpkin rolled out in no time.

And just like all good pumpkins, these tasty snacks will surely disappear before midnight!

And try these Holiday ornament Rice Krispie Treats.

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Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 16-ounce bag marshmallow minis
  • Yellow food coloring (about 5 drops)
  • Red food coloring (about 2-3 drops)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Green M&M’s

What else you’ll need

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Parchment paper


  1. Tear off a sheet of parchment paper for later. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot on medium heat, melt the butter. Then add the marshmallows and stir constantly as to not burn the mixture.
  3. When mallows are thoroughly melted and gooey, add red and yellow food coloring to make orange — about 5 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red — and stir. (Start with more yellow than red, since it’s always easier to darken the color than it is to lighten it). Add in single drops until you’re happy with the color — you’re going to have to experiment.
  4. Next, add in Rice Krispie Treats cereal and stir well until coated.
  5. Transfer Rice Krispie mixture onto parchment paper. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
  6. Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray and rub together to coat.
  7. Grab handfuls of the Rice Krispie mixture and roll into pumpkin-shaped circles and ovals. Top with green M&M for leaf/stem.
  8. Let cool completely before eating.

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Also see, How to host a stress-free Thanksgiving feast.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.