These beautiful Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats are delicious, easy to make, and perfect for a Thanksgiving Treat or an Autumn potluck dessert.

Closeup on a dozen Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats laying on a white table in front of glass bowls filled with mini marshmallows and Rice Krispie Cereal.

It doesn’t need to be said (again) that we at Two Sisters 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!

Ingredients You Will Need

All the ingredients you will need to make Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats including Rice Krispie Cereal, Mini Marshmallows, Butter, Food Coloring and a Fall Leaf Cookie Cutter.

How to Make the Rice Krispie Treat Mixture

Closeup on a white sauce pan filled with warm Rice Krispie Treat mixture and a white wooden spoon.

Step 1:  The base for our Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats 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.

Coloring the Rice Krispie Mixture

Collage image showing how to color the Rice Krispie Treat mixture in Fall Autumn Colors.

Step 2: We made our Rice Krispie Treats in four different Fall colors … Orange, Gold, Green, and Brown.  You will need to make four different batches of Rice Krispie Treats, one for each color.  Each batch is a 3 cup batch of Rice Krispie Treat mixture.  Add the food coloring BEFORE you add the Rice Krispie Cereal.

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.  Once you have the right color, add 3 cups of Rice Krispie cereal. Gently fold the marshmallow mixture and Rice Krispies until all of the cereal is completely covered with the melted butter and marshmallow mixture.

We like the Wilton Color Right Food Coloring.  It is concentrated and you can get a bright color without having to use too much food coloring.  Here are the formulas we used for our Thanksgiving/Fall colors:

Burnt Orange: 5 drops of orange, 5 drops of yellow, 1 drop of red, and 1/2 drop of brown
Gold: 4 drops of yellow and 2 drops of orange
Sage Green: 8 drops of yellow, 4 drops of blue, and 2 drops of orange.
Red/Brown: 5 drops of brown, 2 drops of crimson, and 1 drop of red.

How to Make the Fall Leaves

Collage image showing how to mold the Rice Krispie Treat mixture in the leaf cookie cutters.

Step 3: You will need a leaf cookie cutter.  You can find them in the Baking section of your local craft store or on Amazon which is where we bought this Maple Leaf Cookie Cutter. Make one colored batch at a time.  Allow the Rice Krispie Treat mixture to cool enough so you can handle it but that it is still malleable.  Start filling the leaf cookie cutter to form the maple leaf treats. We like molding the mixture into the cookie cutters this way instead of making a sheet of Rice Krispie Treats and cutting out the shapes like a traditional cookie. You will have smoother and prettier edges this way.
Step 4: Once you have the cookie-cutter filled with the Rice Krispie Treat mixture, press the Rice Krispie Treat out the back of the cookie cutter and make another one.  I was able to make 4 Rice Krispie Treats from this 3 cup batch of Rice Krispie Treat Mixture because of the size of cookie cutters we were using.

Closeup on four colors of Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats including Sage Green, Burnt Orange, Gold and Red/Brown.

Step 5:  Then make the other batches of Rice Krispie mixture and makes those leaves. Allow the Rice Krispie Treats to cool before you store them. This is a great Fall or Thanksgiving treat and you can make them well ahead.  Rice Krispie Treats freeze up great in an air-tight container. And will last for up to a week at Room Temperature.

Closeup on a batch of Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats arranged on a white table surrounded by Autumn leave decorations.

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Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats

Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats

Yield 16 servings
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

These beautiful Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats are delicious, easy to make and perfect for a Thanksgiving Treat or an Autumn potluck dessert.

Ingredients

  • 12 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 12 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 12 tablespoons Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
  • Wilton Color Right Food Coloring
  • Leaf Cookie Cutter

Instructions

  1. The base for our Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats 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.
  2. We made our Rice Krispie Treats in four different Fall colors … Orange, Gold, Green, and Brown.  You will need to make four different batches of Rice Krispie Treats, one for each color.  Each batch is a 3 cup batch of Rice Krispie Treat mixture.  Add the food coloring BEFORE you add the Rice Krispie Cereal.
  3. 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.  Once you have the right color, add 3 cups of Rice Krispie cereal. Gently fold the marshmallow mixture and Rice Krispies until all of the cereal is completely covered with the melted butter and marshmallow mixture.
  4. You will need a leaf cookie cutter.  You can find them in the Baking section of your local craft store or on Amazon which is where we bought this Maple Leaf Cookie Cutter. Make one colored batch at a time.  Allow the Rice Krispie Treat mixture to cool enough so you can handle it but that it is still malleable.  Start filling the leaf cookie cutter to form the maple leaf treats. We like molding the mixture into the cookie cutters this way instead of making a sheet of Rice Krispie Treats and cutting out the shapes like a traditional cookie. You will have smoother and prettier edges this way.
  5. Once you have the cookie-cutter filled with the Rice Krispie Treat mixture, press the Rice Krispie Treat out the back of the cookie cutter and make another one.  I was able to make 4 Rice Krispie Treats from this 3 cup batch of Rice Krispie Treat Mixture because of the size of cookie cutters we were using.
  6. Then make the other batches of Rice Krispie mixture and makes those leaves. Allow the Rice Krispie Treats to cool before you store them. This is a great Fall or Thanksgiving treat and you can make them well ahead.  Rice Krispie Treats freeze up great in an air-tight container. And will last for up to a week at Room Temperature.

Notes

Food Coloring Formulas
Burnt Orange: 5 drops of orange, 5 drops of yellow, 1 drop of red, and 1/2 drop of brown
Gold: 4 drops of yellow and 2 drops of orange
Sage Green: 8 drops of yellow, 4 drops of blue, and 2 drops of orange.
Red/Brown: 5 drops of brown, 2 drops of crimson, and 1 drop of red.

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!