Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats with a Surprise
If you’re looking for a simple Halloween treat for a Halloween party, especially if you’re needing something for a class party, these Surprise Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect idea! I love that you can get your kids involved in making them – my girls loved making them & shaping them (plus hiding the surprise inside). And you can make these as a gluten-free treat, too, if you have any kids with allergies in your house or in your child’s class.
In order to make these gluten-free, you’ll need to buy the gluten-free Rice Krispies cereal. The marshmallows & tootsie rolls are both gluten free (as well as frosting if you make green frosting leaves). I searched online & it looks like Winco and select Walmart stores near me offer the gluten-free Rice Krispie treats (you can find a location near you which carries the gluten free Rice Krispies). If you want to avoid the artificial colors, you could juice carrots & mix the carrot juice in with the marshmallows to give it the orange coloring. (You may want to add some vanilla to these, though, to cover up a little of the carrot flavor though).
For the hidden surprise, I used Hershey’s kisses (also gluten free if you use the Milk Chocolate variety), but you could also change it up & add a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup (just be aware of nut allergies with kids), Rolos, or any of your favorite yummy candies that are soft to bit into. It just gives a little pizazz to these yummy treats and a fun little surprise for kids!
Check out the other fun kid-friendly Halloween party ideas we tried at a Halloween party a few years ago.
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