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Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats are a quick and easy treat for fall. Classic marshmallow rice krispie treats with orange jello can be decorated for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any harvest festival. 

No Bake Desserts like these pumpkin cheesecakes are my favorite all year long and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars are on the regular dessert rotation at our house. They are always a hit with the kids and adults.

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Pumpkin rice krispies treats on a black tray

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats ~ Easy No Bake Dessert

I have never been clever enough for arts and crafts or decorated desserts. I usually leave that up to my more talented in-laws. However, these little pumpkins are easy enough for anyone to make and the kids are will love adding the decorations. You might also like this quick and easy Halloween Bark for a fun homemade treat.

ingredients for pumpkin rice krispies treats

Ingredients Needed:

  • Butter
  • Marshmallows ~ Mini marshmallows or large marshmallows
  • Orange Jello ~ Adds the orange color for the pumpkins and a hint of orange flavor
  • Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Cookie Icing ~ Green & Chocolate or Black

How to Make Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats:

butter melting in a pan

  • Melt butter in a large non-stick pan over medium heat.

melting marshmallows in a pan

  • Add marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly until completely melted.

melted marshmallows and butter in a pan

  • Remove from heat.

orange marshmallow mixture in a pan

  • Mix in orange jello.

rice krispies cereal in a pan with orange marshmallow cream

  • Add Rice Krispies cereal and mix with a wooden spoon until all coated. 
  • Cool slightly, about 1- 2 minutes.

orange rice krispies balls with pretzel sticks

  • Butter your hands and form into about 1 1/2 – 2 inch balls. 
  • Insert a pretzel in the top of each ball. 

Decorating pumpkin rice krispie treats with icing

  • Dip the pretzel into green cookie icing. We snipped off the end of the icing tube, you can also put the icing in a small bowl and dip the pretzels into the bowl.

rice krispies pumpkin treats with a green pretzel stem

  • Set on a parchment lined baking sheet to cool completely.

How to Make Jack-O-Lantern Rice Krispies Treats:

chocolate cookie icing decorating pumpkin rice krispie treats

  • Use chocolate cookie icing or black icing to make eyes and a jagged mouth. You can also use M&M candies, chocolate chips, or black licorice for decoration.

Jack-O-Lantern Rice Krispies Treats

  • Set aside to dry completely.

Tips for Making the Best Rice Krispies Treats:

Use real butter for the best flavor. You can even brown the butter before adding the marshmallows for extra flavor. 

Don’t pack the rice krispies treat balls too tightly with your hands. This will make them easier to eat and not be hard when they set up. 

How to Store Rice Krispies Treats:

Store cooled treats in an airtight container at room temperature or wrap each pumpkin individually with a cellophane treat bag or plastic wrap. Rice Krispies will stay fresh up to 3 days. 

More Fall Desserts You’ll Love:

Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Treats

If you are looking for a fun homemade treat this fall, add these easy Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats to the list to try. They are festive, delicious and are sure to be a hit with the crowd.




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Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats are a quick and easy treat for fall. Classic marshmallow rice krispie treats with orange jello can be decorated for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any harvest festival.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall rice krispies treats, halloween treats, orange rice krispies treats, Thanksgiving treats
Servings: 18 pumpkins
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 1 box 3 ounces orange jello
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 18 pretzel sticks
  • green cookie icing
  • chocolate cookie icing or black decorator icing


  • Melt butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir continually with a wooden spoon until marshmallows are completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in dry jello powder, stirring until completely combined.
  • Stir in cereal, mixing until completely coated.
  • Set aside a few minutes to cool slightly.
  • Butter your hands and scoop into about 1 1/2 - 2 inch balls, rolling between your hands forming into round balls.
  • Press a pretzel stick into the top of each ball.
  • Set on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Dip pretzel sticks in green icing.
  • Use chocolate or black icing to make Jack-O-Latern faces if desired.
  • Cool completely.


Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 461mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g




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