Hello my lovelies!
Today’s post is all about getting messy in the kitchen and my little sister Harriet’s and my attempt at making Rice Krispie pumpkin treats, perfect for a Halloween party! I was searching through Pinterest looking for ideas when I fell in love with how cute these adorable, little pumpkins looked. We followed the recipe from One Little Project, which was the easiest step by step guide to follow! (Note: we changed a few little things that we couldn’t get hold of!)
You can visit the original recipe made by Debbie, here – OneLittleProject.com.
Let us know in the comments below how you think we did compared to Debbie’s original pumpkins!
Prepare to get very messy!…
To start with you will need:
- Rice Krispies – 6 Cups/550g
- Softened Butter – 1/4 Cup/56g
- Marshmallows – 1 Pack (approx. 40 marshmallows)
- Orange Food Colouring – A Few Drops (red and yellow work perfectly mixed together)
- Green M&Ms – 1 Pack (enough for 1 on each pumpkin)
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocos/Rolos – 1 pack (enough for 1 on each pumpkin)
- Cooking Oil – 1/4 Cup/60ml
Step By Step Guide:
Step 1 – Melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat.
Step 2 – Gradually add the marshmallows into the saucepan with the melted butter until they are all completely melted in a smooth, sticky mixture.
Step 3 – Remove the mixture off the heat and add in as few drops of food colouring until you get your preferred colour. (I will admit, I think we added too many drops, oops!). Mix it all in so that the colour is mixed in completely.
Step 4 – Add in the Rice Krispies 1 cup at a time and combine with the mixture. Ensure that all the rice krises are covered in the mixture. (As you can see, we either didn’t use enough marshmallows or had too many Rice Krispies!).
Step 5 – Line a baking tray with baking or parchment paper, or have a clean plate waiting for you to add the pumpkins on.
Step 6 – To ensure you don’t get the mixture all over the place, make sure to cover both your hands in the cooking oil. This will prevent the Rice Krispie mixture from sticking to your hands and will make it sooo much easier to roll out into pumpkin shapes!
Step 6 – Roll the mixture into a pumpkin/ball shape by using your hands. You can make any size that you like. (When making ours, we did a range of different sizes to represent how no two pumpkins are the same). Then place them on to the lined tray.
Step 7 – While the pumpkins are still warm, place 1 choco and one M&M on the top of each pumpkin. (As seen in the picture below).
Step 8 – Allow the pumpkins to fully cool, this will help keep them firm and prevent them from filing apart! They are now ready to eat, enjoy!
So, there you have it! Our attempt at making mini pumpkin Rice Krispie treats! If we were to make them again we would add more marshmallows and maybe not make them as dark orange in colour. However, we are actually really impressed with them! By the way, they were delicious!
I hope you enjoyed this post, it’s something a little bit different from normal but I’m hoping to do more posts like this in the future! Let me know if you give this recipe a go and share a picture with me on Instagram or twitter! I’d love to see how you get on!
Love Abby x