Place peanut butter and butter in a medium sized saucepan. Heat on medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally with wooden spoon (use wooden spoon because mixture won't stick as much).
Add marshmallows and the food coloring. Stir until the marshmallows have completely melted and mixture is smooth and sticky.
Remove pan from heat; stir in the Rice Krispies. Stir very well with wooden spoon (put some muscle into it!), until completely mixed together and mixture is orange in color.
Using wax paper (or powder free latex gloves), scoop out rice krispie mixture (just guesstimate-you need to get 12 pumpkins out of the mixture!). Roll each portion into a round little ball. Immediately push a tootsie roll midgee into the top of "pumpkin" to act as the stem. Place pumpkin onto wax paper to cool. Later, once the tootsie roll has warmed a bit from the hot rice krispie mixture, you can bend it a little to make a more realistic looking "stem".
Repeat process until you have made 12 pumpkins. Once pumpkins have cooled completely, decorate them any way you wish with frosting, or leave them just the way they are! (I used a toothpick to apply the frosting). Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Pumpkins
Amount Per Serving (1 pumpkin)
Calories 279Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 1020IU20%
Vitamin C 8.8mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.