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Pumpkin Surprise Treats

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Kids will love what is hidden inside of these delicious pumpkin surprise treats. Such a fun and easy Halloween treat that takes minutes to make!

We love creating Halloween treat ideas for kids like our popular Halloween Spider Cookies, Halloween Snack Mix, and Frankenstein Cakesicles. We have taken lots of these to class parties at school and the kids go crazy over them! I know some schools will not let you bring in homemade treats anymore, but a lot still do. These are a big hit for any Halloween or Thanksgiving party.

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats with a Hidden Surprise Inside

Pumpkin Surprise Treats

Ingredients you will need…

  • Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Butter
  • Miniature Marshmallows
  • Fun Sized Candy Bars
  • Rolos
  • Green M&M’s

Traditional rice krispies treats are tinted orange then molded into round pumpkin shapes and then topped with Rolos and M&M’s. The best part is the hidden mini candy bar surprise that up place inside before shaping. Perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving parties. Also a fun edible craft the kids can create all by themselves!

Halloween Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treats

Items you will need…

Here is the secret chocolate candy bar surprise!

Pumpkin Surprise Treats

Servings: 12

Pumpkin Surprise Treats

Prep Time:
15 mins
Kids will love what is hidden inside of these delicious pumpkin surprise treats. Such a fun and easy Halloween treat that takes minutes to make!


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • orange food coloring
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 12 mini candy bars (we used Milky Way)
  • 12 Rolo's
  • 24 green M&M's


  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat or melt for 30 seconds in the microwave. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted and then remove from heat. Add the orange food coloring to your desired color.

  2. Stir in the Rice Krispie Cereal until well coated.

  3. Spray 1/2 cup measuring cup with cooking spray and make 12 portions of cereal mixture placing on wax paper. Spray your hands with the cooking spray and flatten out the cereal portions. Place your candy bar in the middle and shape the cereal mixture around the candy bar.

  4. Press a Rolo on top and add two green M&M's on the sides (for leaves).

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Surprise Treats
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 343IU7%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Microwave Directions – heat butter and mini marshmallows on high for 2 minutes in a microwave safe bowl. Stir and then heat for 1 more minute until smooth. Follow the next steps as listed.

Fun size candy options – Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, Twix (cut in half), Crunch, and Butterfinger.

You can make these without the miniature candy bars in the middle. We just think that adds an extra fun surprise that the kids absolutely love!

Rice Krispie Pumpkin Surprise Treats

Watch how these are made…

You can also top these Pumpkin Surprise Treats using large pretzel sticks and green icing. Add them in paper cups to serve for parties.

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats...filled with a hidden mini candy bar!















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  1. Hello there Jill! Your recipe looks great – I'm going to save this, for next year.

  2. I love this idea and it's a great way to get rid of some of that excess Trick-or-Treating candy 😀 Plus, since it's pumpkins, it works for both Halloween and Thanksgiving!

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  3. ooo, I wondered what the surprise meant… now I know, super cute! I'm hosting a Thanksgiving party all month long (until Thanksgiving) and would love for you to come over and link it up! This is in addition to my normal Tasteful Tuesday party that runs every Tuesday. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and be THANKFUL for all our blessings.

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  5. What a great recipe idea.
    I will save this. Congrats!