Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats

These beautiful Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats are delicious, easy to make and perfect for a Thanksgiving Treat or an Autumn potluck dessert. Who wouldn't want a colorful Rice Krispie Treat Maple Leaf as a Thanksgiving Dessert? Pin this yummy Fall Treat and follow us for more great Thanksgiving Food Ideas.

It doesn’t need to be said (again) that we at Two Sisters Crafting are crazy for Rice Krispie Treats.  The fact that it just takes a little food coloring to turn something yummy into something yummy and beautiful is the best.  We wanted to do something fun to add to our Thanksgiving dessert table and we think we came up with the perfect dessert.  The vivid colors of these fall leaves are really going to pop next to our other desserts.  And as always … we are sure these will be the first dessert everyone chooses!

How to Make Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients:

How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

The base for our Ombre Rice Krispie Cake is our Best Ever Rice Krispie Treat Recipe which we have adjusted and perfected over the years until it is now absolutely the best Rice Krispie Treat recipe we have ever tasted.  You can find all the directions you’ll need to make these delicious treats right here.

Rice Krispie Treats -Step 3 Add Food Coloring

For each color of Fall Leaf you are going to make you should melt 3 Tablespoons of butter in a medium pan on medium heat.  Add 3 cups of Mini Marshmallows and stir them until they are melted.  Now add the food coloring.  We wanted rich fall colors so we added a lot of food coloring.  The color will lighten up when you add the Rice Krispies so the darker the better at this point.

Rice Krispie Treats -Step 4 Add Rice Krispies

Once you have the right color, add 3 cups of Rice Krispie cereal.

Rice Krispie Treats -Step 5 Mix Rice Krispies and Marshmallow Mixture

Gently fold the marshmallow mixture and Rice Krispies until all of the cereal is completely covered with the melted butter and marshmallow mixture.

Pour Rice Krispie Treat mixture onto a cookie sheet

Pour the Rice Krispie Treat mixture onto a cookie sheet.  This amount of Rice Krispie Treat mixture should fill one half of a large cookie sheet.

Smooth Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats mixture into pan

Cover your fingers with a small bit of butter and then use them to spread the mixture evenly into the cookie sheet.

Use Maple Leaf cookie cutter to cut out Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats

Finally, use a leaf cookie cutter to cut out the Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats.  We only had this maple leaf cookie cutter but this would also look really great on a plate with a couple of different leaf shapes!

Colors of the Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats

For the brown Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats we used Wilton Brown food coloring because I like the traditional taste of Rice Krispie Treats.   But another idea would be to use use Cocoa Krispies instead of Rice Krispies.  Or to use melted chocolate instead of food coloring.  We used Wilton Burgandy Food Coloring for the red leaf.   For the pumpkin colored leaf we used Wilton Orange Food coloring with a couple of drops of Wilton Brown Food Coloring to cut down on the brightness of the orange.   We used Wilton Moss Green Food Coloring to get this gorgeous shade of green.

These beautiful Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats are delicious, easy to make and perfect for a Thanksgiving Treat or an Autumn potluck dessert. Who wouldn't want a colorful Rice Krispie Treat Maple Leaf as a Thanksgiving Dessert? Pin this yummy Fall Treat and follow us for more great Thanksgiving Food Ideas.

These Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats are beautiful and look like Autumn on a plate.  They are going to look gorgeous on our Thanksgiving Dessert table!

 

 

These beautiful Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats are delicious, easy to make and perfect for a Thanksgiving Treat or an Autumn potluck dessert. Who wouldn't want a colorful Rice Krispie Treat Maple Leaf as a Thanksgiving Dessert? Pin this yummy Fall Treat and follow us for more great Thanksgiving Food Ideas.

 

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27 comments on “Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. These are so cute! Looking to make them for a Friendsgiving that I am hosting! I couldn’t find a leaf cutter anywhere! I went to about 5 stores to look. I ended up finding them in a specialty store, and will pick up tomorrow. My question is, can I make them tonight, and then cover them and cut the shapes out tomorrow? Or, will they be too hard? Thanks!

    • Hi – I would cut them out while they are still semi-pliable. Then you can store them in the refrigerator or freeze them.

  2. Hey.
    Any idea on a nore exact amount of food coloring?

    Will the wilton brand affect the flavor? I’ve used the mccormack brand in the past to make red, white&blue treats for 4th of july. And to get a really dark red or blue the flavor of the marshamallows changed.

    Any suggestions? Thanks

  3. What size cookie cutter did you use? I want to put them in treat bags

  4. Hello! I’m going to make these for a potluck, I was curious how long these usually last? Can I make them a couple days in advance?

    • Hi Savannah – they should be fine. They also freeze up great wrapped in foil and stored in an airtight container. If it is going to be longer than a day or two, I would freeze them until the day of the potluck. It will take them about 2 hours to defrost. Hope that helps!

  5. Such a fun fall/ thanksgiving treat idea. I’m going to have to try making these. I love the idea Isabelle had of using Jello powder to color and flavor the treat!

  6. I am excited to make these! I have one question: the exact food coloring in the recepie is a link, when opened it shows icing color, is that what should be used or would regular food coloring work too?

    • Hi Veronica – any food coloring will work. Those are the specific food coloring shades that we used to make our Fall Leave Rice Krispie Treats those pretty fall colors but you can use any food coloring that you might have on hand.

  7. Hello.
    Should I make a batch of treats for each color or did you divide the one batch?

    • Hi. That depends on how many Rice Krispie Treats you want to make and how big your leaf cookie cutters are. You could make four 2 cup batches, each in a different color.

  8. I can’t wait to make these! I’m always looking for cute ideas like this for family and friends.

  9. These are adorable! What a fun idea for any Fall celebration. Very creative 🙂 We will be trying these!

  10. Just made these awesome threats for our family Thanksgiving feast. My only disappointment is that the burgundy food coloring left a terrible taste. Had to leave them off the plate!

  11. Hi!
    Where are you ladies getting the cookie cutter.i cant find a leaf shape anywhere!

    • Hi – we bought the leaf cookie cutter last Christmas but recently I’ve seen leaf cookie cutters on Amazon and at CookieCutter.com.

  12. How long should I let them set for before cutting them?

  13. The picture of the “leaves” is beautiful. I so wanted to make them. To test them I made 1/2 batch, cutting all ingredients in half. I ended up with a sticky mess. The cutter (just like in the picture) wouldn’t cut. My gooey mess stuck to the cutter. I ended up making Rice Krispey balls.
    What am I missing?
    I will give it another try if you can help me figure out what went wrong.

    • Hi Gloria – I think the ration of marshmallow mixture to Rice Krispie Treats might have been off. Try a little more Rice Krispie cereal in the next batch. Also, maybe let the finished sheet of Rice Krispie Treats set a little longer before you use the cookie cutter. They will be easier to cut-out if they aren’t still warm. Hope that helps! Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. How many dose the rice Krispy make?

  15. Whenever i want to color my rice krispies treats i add a pack of jello powder to the melted marshmallows. It add color AND flavor!

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