Monday, October 24, 2011

Jack-o-lantern Rice Krispie Treats

My daughters and I made these jack-o-lantern rice krispie treats on Sunday night. (It turns out, I make a lot of rice krispie treats! Who can resist these easy, quick, cheap, buttery treats? I think I'm on my way to making one for each holiday and occasion of the year)!
The faces aren't quite perfect, but I never really strive for perfection when it comes to cooking with my kids. Mostly we just do it for the memories and learning.

Here's a quick run-down on how to make them....
Follow a general rice krispie treat recipe. Only I always add a little more butter....
When the marshmallows are melting, add orange food coloring. You could also throw in a pinch of pumpkin pie spice!
Butter your hands really well, and start rolling into balls!
Make an indention and push a tootsie roll into the top.
Whip up some frosting (I used about 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1-2 TB heavy cream, eyeball the consistency). Divide and add green and black food coloring.
Pipe your decorations, using tips and bags or by cutting a small hole in the corner of a ziploc bag.
Happy Halloween!

They're also cute just as a pumpkin.


  1. These are so fun! Perfect to make with the little ones! I would love to have my kids help out with this!

  2. Those are so cute and I also like them as pumpkins without the jack-o- :)

  3. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. Thanks, Peggy.

  4. I love them just as a Pumpkin! Adorable!!!

    We would love to see these linked-up on THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "Halloween" Linky Party, please stop by if you wish and link up!

  5. I would love for you to share this post on my Halloween Traditions link up!


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