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Autumn Leaves Rice Krispies Treats

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Autumn leaves Rice Krispies treats are fun fall snacks that kids can help make.

Autumn Leaves Rice Krispies Treats

I love Rice Krispies Treats. They are so easy to make and and I can eat a whole pan myself. Not that I've ever done that. We give store bought treats for baseball gifts, but homemade is just better!  We make Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats for summer, which are super cute for potlucks.

But I've never made cut out shapes with Rice Krispies Treats and it was time to try.  We made leaves, but pumpkins or even Halloween shapes would be cute.

You can make these treats with the classic Rice Krispies recipe, or if you want a little “healthier” version, try our Chocolate Almond Rice Krispies Treats recipe which uses honey instead of marshmallows and adds in almond butter.

Autumn Leaves Rice Krispies Treats

Autumn Leaves Fall Snacks

I usually make Rice Krispies Treats in a 9 x 13 pan, but to make these a bit easier to cut, we used a jelly roll pan instead.  Make sure to spray the bottom to make it easier to get the leaves out.  To get the Rice Krispies evenly distributed on the pan, use a piece of wax paper sprayed with cooking spray.

Fall Snack Ideas

Once the the treats are set and cooled, use leaf cookie cutters to cut out the shapes.  Any cookie cutters will work, of course! Spray the cookie cutters with cooking spray to make sure the smaller parts don't stick to the cutter.

Fall Leaves Cookies

At this point they don't really look like leaves.  So we need to add a little decoration.My kids love Wilton Sparkle Gel for decorating so we used those to trace around the outside of each leaf and add in veins.

Fall Treats for Kids

These are great for school fall festivals and bake sales! They'd also be fun to pair with a school lesson on fall leaves and seasons turning.

Fall Leaves Rice Krispy Treats

Fall Leaves Rice Krispy Treats

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Cocoa Krispies
  • 1 10 ounce package mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Wilton Sparkle Gels in red, orange, yellow and green

Instructions

  1. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Mine was a jellyroll pan and measures 10x15x1. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine marshmallows and butter.
  3. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, check and microwave for another 30 seconds. You're looking for semi melted butter and puffy marshmallows. Continue to microwave in 20 second increments until ready.
  4. Stir to completely melt butter and combine with marshmallows.
  5. Pour in Cocoa Krispies and stir to evenly coat.
  6. Press into prepared pan. Let set to harden.
  7. Use leaf cookie cutters to cut out shapes and decorate with color gels.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76 Total Fat: 9g
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7 Comments
  • Quinn Caudill
    September 7, 2016

    These would be perfect for a school bake sale or cake walk at a fall festival. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday! Pinned and shared!

  • Marie
    September 5, 2016

    These are so much fun! Now I definitely need to have a fall get together just so I can serve these! Thanks for the sweet recipe idea!

  • Theresa
    September 2, 2016

    I bet these are yummy & super cute for fall treats. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Pinned & sharing

  • Amanda
    August 31, 2016

    Those are so cute and the Canadian in me REALLY loves the maple leaf. Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!

  • samantha
    August 31, 2016

    How fun! My son and I have been making rice krispie treats a lot lately. We will have to try to do the autumn leaves. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party! Remember to comment on one of the featured posts from the party hosts for a better chance to be featured next week.

  • Vickie
    August 30, 2016

    Such a great idea! I always like to throw a harvest party every year with my adult friends. I serve chili and cornbread, and everybody brings their favorite beer, ale or cider to share. This would make a fantastic dessert that would go along with the theme. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  • What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!