Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treats

Halloween Rice Krispies made even better shaped as a pumpkin and with a hidden candy bar inside!

Such a fun idea to put a hidden candy bar inside the rice krispy treat!

At our house, Rice Krispies Treats are almost considered a staple. Healthy..not quite, but definitely on the delicious side of things! But when I was contacted by Rice Krispies to show you guys this new take on the treat, I jumped at the fact. To tell you the truth, these went FAST! They sent me this fun pack, and the directions for these pumpkin shaped treats with a surprise inside.

Our Thrifty Ideas: Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treat with a mini candy bar inside

Surprise Pumpkin Treats

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz) regular marshmallows OR 4 cups mini
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
  • Orange Food Coloring
  • 12 Milky Way Minis or 3 Musketeers Minis
  • Canned Frosting (green)
  • 12 candies for the stems (I used chocolate, they suggest green gum drops)

Our Thrifty Ideas: Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treat with a mini candy bar inside

These are so easy and fun, the kids will love helping out!

Our Thrifty Ideas: Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treat with a mini candy bar inside

Start by melting the butter/margarine over low heat in a large saucepan. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the orange food coloring. Stir in Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal until well coated.

Our Thrifty Ideas: Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treat with a mini candy bar inside

Using a greased 1/2 cup measuring cup, measure out 12 portions onto wax paper. While still warm, form the Rice Krispies mixture around the candy bar into the shape of a pumpkin.

Our Thrifty Ideas: Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treat with a mini candy bar inside

Once the treats are cooled, pipe the green frosting on for leaves/vines and top with a stem.

Our Thrifty Ideas: Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treat with a mini candy bar inside

We did only make 10, and saved a bit of the treat to roll out and cut out bat shaped treats (pictured on the candy sticks above), thinking the kids would like it. And although they did, they loved digging into the pumpkins and discovering their special treat inside!

Before You Go

Coloring your white cake batter to make these fun CandyCorn cupcakes. Just layer them before baking and cook as usual.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Halloween White Chocolate Popcorn

Skeleton Popcorn

19 thoughts on “Rice Krispies Surprise Pumpkin Treats

  1. These look so yummy! I would have never thought to put a surprise in the rice krispies, but then again, I can’t ever get mine to be soft when I make them. 🙂 Maybe I’ll have to try this, I’m sure my boys would love it!
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

  2. The standard rice krispie are our favorites – nothing fancy in our house. Recently my daughter did make hershey kiss shaped rk treats. Formed the “kiss” in a funnel, wrapped in foil and added a tag. It was really cute.

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