Dear Starbucks, 

Thank you so much for your delicious holiday drinks, such as the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Yesterday, I had my very first Grande, Nonfat, No Whip, Extra Foam, Pumpkin Spice Latte and it was the most delicious dessert in a cup that I have ever had. Two words come to mind, "nom nom". The best part is, your drink is so magnificent, that it actually is just as scrumdiliumptious in the non-fat version. 

Thank you again Starbucks, I can't wait until winter comes and we can enjoy more special moments like these together. 


I made up this recipe once when I was attending a Halloween party and wanted something easy and festive to bring along. These are extremely easy to make, healthier than the original recipe, and everyone seems to love them.  This is also a great meal to make with kids! 

  • 6-7 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal 
  • 1 bag of marshmallows 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of Mazola Vegetable oil (or any other flavorless and odorless oil, this is VERY important!) 
  • 2 boxes of Mike & Ike candy 
  • Orange food coloring (or a mixture of red and yellow food coloring) 
  • Pam non-stick cooking spray
  • Wax paper or tinfoil sprayed with Pam
  • 2 cookie sheets


First, cover two cookie sheets with the wax paper/oiled tin foil.  Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan on medium-low heat.  Then, add the entire bag of marshmallows. Start stirring with a wooden spoon and continue stirring constantly until all the marshmallows are almost completely melted.  After that, add a generous amount of food coloring until the marshmallows are a deep orange color. Continue stirring until all the lumps are gone. 

Take the saucepan off of the heat and add 6-7 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal.  Stir the cereal until it is completely incorporated. Scoop all of the Rice Krispie treat mixture onto one of the cookie sheets.  Let the mixture cool for about a minute (or less) until its cool enough to handle with your hands. 

Now, working quickly, grab handfuls of the Rice Krispie mixture and roll it into a ball.  The ball should be about the size of golf balls.  Put each ball on the second cookie sheet.  You need to work continuously until you finish, if you dont, the mixture will harden and no longer be moldable. 

After all the pumpkins are made, poke the top of each one with your finger and place a green Mike & Ike candy in the top.  Voila! You have Pumpkin Rice Kirspie Treats! There should be about two dozen or more.