Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treats
photo by DianaEatingRichly
- Ready In:
- Melt margarine in large microwave safe bowl. Add marshmallows, and heat again in microwave until soft and fluffy. Put in a few drops of food coloring to achieve desired color. Stir in cereal and mix well. Using lightly greased hands, shape into small handful sized balls. Place onto pan lined with parchment paper and put candy piece in the top for a stem. Pumpkins aren't generally perfectly round, so it makes this a very kid friendly recipe.
I had no problems with this recipe. To all of you that have issues with shaping. Wet your hands with water, not grease or butter. They will easily roll up into a ball. You might have to re-wet your hands a few times in between. They don't affect the taste and its easier to form whatever shape you want.
I agree with the others - I tried to help my daughter make these for school treats and was very dissappointed when they would not hold their shape. We too put them in a sheet cake pan, let them sit overnight, then used cookie cutters to cut out pumpkin shapes. If anyone out there knows the secret of success, we'd love the help.