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Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

I bought this big ol' bag of ginormous orange marshmallow pumpkins as soon as they showed up in the stores...I planned to dip some in chocolate and send them to my grandbabies for Halloween...but it's been really too hot for shipping chocolate anything.  Soooo, I decided I would use them to make orange rice krispie treats!  It was fast and I'm hoping they don't all get eaten before I get them sent off to the grandkids!  If they do (which is a real possibility), then I have plenty to make another batch!


3 tablespoons stick margarine (this is a time I do use margarine over butter - and don't use the tub margarine - it has water in it)
10 ounces (weighed) orange pumpkin marshmallows
6 cups crisped rice cereal
Halloween Sprinkles

Prepare a 9x13 pan with vegetable oil spray or margarine - coat bottom and sides.
Melt the margarine in a large pan (I used my non-stick Dutch Oven) over medium low heat.

Add marshmallows and stir with spatula until completely smooth and melted.

Add cereal and stir until completely coated.

Dump coated cereal into prepared pan.
Press coated cereal into the pan until flat and even (be careful not to over-crush the cereal).
(This is a sticky process and, for years, I have used the method of wadding up a piece of waxed paper, rubbing it with margarine and using that to press the cereal into the pan.  It works better than anything else I've tried.)

Decorate with Halloween Sprinkles while still "sticky" so they will adhere - if you use large pieces - press them into the treats.

Cut into squares and serve!

We love Rice Krispie treats at our house!

Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!



Creations by Kara



  1. Who doesn't love rice krispies? Adorable treats :)

  2. These are really cute. I've been eyeing those pumpkin marshmallows in the store, but haven't bought any yet. You can't go wrong with rice krispy treats!

  3. So cute! Very good use of the ingredient. I bet these will get eaten up super fast. :)

  4. I haven't seen the orange pumpkin marshmallows. I will keep an eye for them. Hubby is a BIG fan of rice krispie treats. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower from Creations By Kara. Vicky from

  5. I so need to look for these marshmallows!

    I would love for you to link this to my Halloween Traditions Link Up!


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