Pumpkin Rice Krispie Balls

With Thanksgiving and Halloween right around the corner we thought it was time to share with you another simple and quick recipe to make with your little ones!! Check out Pumpkin Rice Krispie Squares

We have to say that one classic treat that you can never go wrong with when you have kids over at your house is rice krispie squares.

Lets be honest, even as adults we still love them!!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we thought it was time to put a simple spin on this classic treat!!

Across our Pinterest adventures, we came across an idea that showed using cookie cutters to make different shaped Rice Krispie Square treats.

Which got the creative gears spinning…

Why not create your own Pumpkin Rice Krispie Square Balls!!

It really is easy…

If you haven’t made homemade Rice Krispie Squares before you are in for a treat!!

There are only two kid desserts that we suggest you use the name brand because they just turn out better. So this is one of them!!

Before starting this recipe…

we also recommend using LOTS of butter on your hands while you are rolling out your balls. Because those suckers get hot and super sticky if your hands are dry!!

So without further ado here is the legit Kelloggs’ Rice Krispie Squares Recipe that you find on the box

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Balls


  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 Package of Jet Puffed Marshmallows (about 40) or 4 cups of Mini Jet Puffed Marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Kelloggs Rice Krispies
  • Orange Food Coloring (We made ours by combining red and yellow food coloring drops. The ratio is 3 red drops to 5 yellow drops)
  • Green Sprinkles


  1. In a large sauce pan, on low heat melt the 3 tablespoons of butter. Slowly add the marshmallows to the sauce pan until it is all melted together.
  2. Add in your orange food coloring drops (3 red drops 5 yellow drops)
  3. Add in Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Cereal.
  4. Stir until everything is well coated and mixed.
  5. Lotion your hands in butter. (We repeated this step for every pumpkin we made!!)
  6. Take handfuls of the cereal mix and roll them into balls. Continue to do this until you have just a bit of cereal left (about the size of a golf ball).
  7. With the left over cereal roll it into a long snake and roll in green sprinkles.
  8. Cut into pieces in ratio to the amount of pumpkin balls you made
  9. Stick on top of your pumpkin balls for the stems!!
  10. Enjoy your sweet pumpkin treat!!

This really was such a simple and fun activity that the kids absolutely loved to have on Thanksgiving Day!!

To add a twist to this recipe you could make these Pumpkin Ball treats and then use candy to make Jack-O-Lantern faces for Halloween

If you try this recipe, have other simple Halloween or Thanksgiving treats that your family loves!! Please share them in the comments below!! We always love to hear from you!!

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