I'm back with yet another fall project. This one was more than just fun and easy...it was tasty too! Saturday morning, I whipped up a batch of pumpkin rice krispie treats. I've seen different versions of these all over the web, so I'm not sure where the idea originated (rice krispie website, maybe?). I first saw them here. I'm sure there are tons of different ways to do them, but here's my method (and I bet it's the easiest!).
I had generic crispy rice cereal on hand, so it's what I used. I think they were called Krispy Rice, or something like that. I also used a whole bag of jumbo marshmallows. I like my rice krispie treats to be extra ooey, gooey, and marshmallow-y, so I went all in. :) Here are my supplies. Not pictured is the butter.
I melted less than a half a stick of butter on the stove, and added the bag of marshmallows to the pot. Once they were mostly melted, I added some Wilton orange food coloring. Red and yellow would work fine too.
It turned my mixture a nice shade of orange. In hindsight, I could've probably gone a little oranger.
I don't know exactly how much of the crispy rice cereal I added - maybe 5 cups? I just kept added until I was ok with the consistency.
Anna was my helper for the assembly process. She unwrapped the tootsie rolls while I rolled the pumpkin balls. The marshmallow mix was still pretty warm.
As I rolled the pumpkins, I used my finger to make a small indention for her to stick the tootsie roll.
I had a small can of frosting already, so I added some green food coloring to it to make a few leaves. I didn't really try hard so they don't look exactly like leaves, but I think the extra color still helps.
My finished plate of pumpkins. The best part was definitely eating them up!