Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe

Halloween!! Who doesn’t love this time of the year? It starts getting dark earlier, we have incredible movies on the TV and it’s one step closer to Christmas. This year I decided to make some Halloween recipes starting with this yummy Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe. If I’m honest, I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin, which is why this faux pumpkin recipe was perfect for me.

Every year I think about making some fun Halloween recipes but never get around to actually doing it, so I’m glad this year I finally managed to do one! I’ve made these rice crispy pumpkins this year and I have to say they’re amazing! I took so many to work and they were gone by lunchtime so that says it all.

These Halloween pumpkins are the perfect treat for adults, children and everyone else to enjoy. They can be a handful to make don’t get me wrong but they’re worth it in the end. They also look bright and so munchable it’s unreal.

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

One of the reasons I love this sweet pumpkin recipe is that it’s a little messy to make. Everyone can dig in and help out. When you’re moulding the mixture it’ll get all over your hands, it’s sticky and can be a right faff which in my opinion is what pumpkins at Halloween are all about, making a mess!

I like to make mine smaller than other people might. Bite-size pumpkin treats are the best in my opinion, even if everyone comes back for one or two more. One tip I do have is if you’re making this Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe, use a decent food colouring, gel in my opinion, as you want the orange to really stand out.

You can also go all out with your Krispie pumpkins if you wanted. We decided to forgo the extra decoration in terms of leaves or faces on the pumpkins. We also used chocolate fingers instead of Twiglets or Rolo chocolate that we’ve seen other people use. I mean look at that mixture, sticky!!

Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe

Childrens Halloween Rice Krispie Pumpkin Recipe

As I mentioned before, this recipe is great for children. They probably won’t be using the hob and melting the butter but they can get stuck in and get the mixture into pumpkin shaped balls and stick the chocolate finger on top!

My advice however would be to get some silicone muffin cases and put the balls into these. At first, they can be very sticky but once you’ve let them set in the fridge they are easy to handle and won’t stick to everything they touch!

Childrens Halloween recipes can be difficult to find, a lot of them require using the oven, the hob or vast pieces of equipment. These Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins are super easy to make and a lot of fun in the process, think chocolate cornflake nests at Easter but better!

What Equipment Did I use in Making This Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe?

Well, I’m glad you asked. Thankfully for this Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe, you don’t need to have loads of fancy equipment that you hardly ever use! You’ll need an array of items that you probably already have in your kitchen and if you don’t, they’ll be worth buying.

Take a look at the affiliate links below to see what kind of kitchen gadgets I used to make this recipe and maybe get yourself a little something on the run up to Christmas.

Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins treats

Healthy Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe?

So as you know I try to make my recipes as healthy as possible but that’s not always possible. With these Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins treats I don’t think I’m going to be able to do it but let’s take a look at how many syns and calories there are in each pumpkin, shall we?

Slimming World Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe. Now as I mentioned before, I don’t hold out much hope for these Halloween pumpkins treats being low syn. If you’re looking for low-syn Halloween recipes, you might want to look elsewhere. Each one of these Halloween pumpkins is going to cost you 6.5 syns! I did warn you.

Low-Calorie Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe? Now if you’re following a low-calorie lifestyle and counting the calories you consume you’re either going to want to put away that fitness app or just not add these cute pumpkin treats. Each one of these Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins is going to cost you 135 Kcals each!!

So if you were wondering are these Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins healthy? Well not really but they do taste amazing and everyone loves them for a nice little spooky treat!

Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe Card

I would love to know what you thought about this recipe. Have you tried it out and have suggestions I should maybe look into? Did you use something other than chocolate fingers, I know people use all sorts of things and I’d love to know.

This recipe I’m sure will make more than enough for a whole family and then some. I took all mine to work and they were gone in a flash. If you do decide you want to make even more I would suggest making one batch and then seeing if you need to make another. There is a lot of mixture so you’ll only be able to use one bowl for everything below.

If you made this yummy Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe maybe upload a picture to your Instagram and don’t forget to tag me so I can see all your amazing creations.

Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe

Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time 20 minutes
In The Fridge 1 hour
Course Cake, Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine American, British
Servings 20 Pumpkins
Calories 135 kcal


  • Large Bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Silicone Muffin Cases
  • Measuring Jug


  • 375 g Rice Krispies / Crisp Rice
  • 6 Chocolate Fingers Cut in Half
  • 285 g Marshmallows
  • 40 g Low Fat Spread


  • In a bowl add the low fat spread and marshmallows and put in the microwave for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, give it a stir and put it back in for another 30 seconds.
  • Repeat until the marshmallows have all melted and combine with the low fat spread.
  • Cut the chocolate fingers in half and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the rice krispies and pour over the melted marshmallows and orange food colouring and mix until it is all combined.
  • Once the mixture is fully combined. Split the mixture into 20 silicone muffin cases and form into a ball/pumpkin shape.
  • Put half of the chocolate finger into the middle of the top of the pumpkin, but leave it sticking out enough to grab.
  • Put the pumpkins in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour, overnigh if you can.
  • Now take them out of the muffin cases and enjoy.


*Prices correct as of April 2023
Rice Krispies / Crisp Rice 375 g 1464 kcal £0.85
Chocolate Fingers 6 185 kcal £0.24
Marshmallows 285 g 906 kcal £1.27
Low Fat Spread 40 g 137 kcal £0.07
Food Colouring (Orange) 7 g 0 kcal £0.11
TOTAL   2692 kcal £2.54
PER SERVING   135 kcal £0.13
Keyword Halloween

Don’t forget, if you loved this Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe as much as I did you can share it with your friends and family so they have an amazingly spooky time as well. You can also share it on social media or add it on your Pinterest using the Pinterest pictures below!

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Rice Krispies Halloween Pumpkins Recipe
Rice Krispie Halloween Pumpkins Recipe

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