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Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

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Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats are another wonderful, culinary way to celebrate fall — no matter what time of year it is! Chewy and sweet, with just the right amount of Krispie crunch, this dessert bar will have you thinking of colorful leaves, cooler temperatures, and everything else that makes fall a favorite season for so many people. 

 

 

Whether you are a pumpkin spice fanatic or a casual enjoyer of all-things-autumn, these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies will surely hit the spot. Better yet, it’s a breeze to make Rice Krispie Treats! There’s no baking required, and making a pan of gooey, Rice Krispie deliciousness will take you less than 20 minutes

Not a fan of pumpkin puree? These Rice Krispie Treats use pumpkin pie spice, not pumpkin puree, to get their mouthwatering flavor. Hints of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg blend together with buttery, marshmallowy goodness to form the perfect treat to ring in the changing seasons. 

 

 

What will I need to make Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats? 

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats are simple to make and only have FIVE ingredients! To make these delicious dessert bars, you’ll need 

  • Butter — this perfect complement to all things sweet gives depth of flavor to your Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
  • Marshmallows — the backbone of your Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats, these sweet and sticky morsels hold your dessert together and give it it’s signature texture and flavor
  • Vanilla — amps up the flavor of any dessert
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice — don’t have any on hand? Chances are, you have all separate ingredients you need to make your own! Check out our recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice. 
  • Rice Krispies cereal — name brand or store brand, it doesn’t matter. Pick your favorite and you’re ready to go! 

 

 

How to make Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats:

Once you have your ingredients, you’re ready to make your delicious Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats. These treats are great because they take so little time to make and require no baking

You will need to melt the butter on the stovetop; then it’s just a matter of stirring in the remaining ingredients one at a time until everything is well-blended. It’s truly that simple! Check out the detailed recipe below for more detailed step-by-step instructions. 

 

 

Are these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats gluten-free?

While this recipe is not currently gluten-free, you can easily make a few changes that will ensure your Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats are. Rice Krispies cereal (by Kelloggs) contains malt, which may contain gluten. 

However, there are crispy rice cereal options available through other brands that are gluten-free. Simply use your favorite brand of gluten-free crispy rice cereal, and you can also enjoy Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats! Most marshmallows are already gluten-free, but be sure to check the label to be certain. 

 

 

Are these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats vegan? 

This recipe contains butter and is therefore not vegan; however, these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats can easily be veganized. For Vegan Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats, just swap the butter and marshmallows for your favorite vegan versions and prepare as directed! 

 

 

Do these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats contain nuts? 

Another awesome attribute of these mouthwatering Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats is that they are nut-free! 

These dessert bars are also egg and wheat free, though not dairy or gluten free unless appropriate substitutions are made. As always, check the labels of the ingredients you are using to prepare you dessert. 

 

 

How to store Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats: 

Be sure to store your Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats in an airtight container to keep them fresh and delicious until they’re gone! 

How long will my Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats last?

If you have the self-control necessary to not devour them all in a day, your Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats should last up to two days in an airtight container or bag at room temperature. 

 

 

Can Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats be frozen?

Yes! You can freeze your Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats! Layer your treats with waxed or parchment paper and store in an airtight container or freezer bag. 

You can store them in the freezer for up to 6 weeks. To thaw, set out your frozen Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. 

 

 

Can dogs eat Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats? 

It’s not advisable to give your dog these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats. While the crispy rice cereal is fine for your dogs to eat (rice is often an ingredient used to fill out dog food), the marshmallows are high in sugar and are not healthy for your pup. 

And while your dog will probably be fine if he or she eats some butter, it’s not recommended that you feed it to your dog on purpose. So the short answer? No! 

 

 

Check out these additional Autumn inspired recipes:

 

 

Are you interested in upping your Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats game? Grab some Tootsie Roll minis and orange food coloring and turn your Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats into little pumpkins! 

Instead of pressing your Rice Krispie Treats into bars, wait for the cereal to cool enough to touch and form the treats into pumpkin-shaped balls. Top with a softened Tootsie Roll-stem and enjoy a festive looking AND -tasting treat! Check out this recipe for Rice Krispie Pumpkins for more information

 

 

You can’t beat the ease of preparation and deliciousness of Rice Krispie Treats, and these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats are an even more delightful take on a signature fall flavor. 

These dessert bars take less than 20 minutes to prepare and pack tons of spicy flavor into one simultaneously gooey and crispy treat. They’re very tasty and will make an excellent addition to your fall treat repertoire! 

 

Yield: 12 Bars

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies - side view of rice krispies stacked with one leaning on it's side.

These Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats taste just like autumn. A simple 20 minute recipe that are the perfect balance of sweet and spice!

Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag of large marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray or butter and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large non stick skillet
  3. Add marshmallows and cook stirring regularly until marshmallows are melted.
  4. Add in vanilla and blend well.Add pumpkin pie spice and mix.Pour marshmallow mixture over Rice Krispies.
  5. Gently stir mixture and pour into prepared 9x13 casserole dish
  6. Allow to cool to room temperature and cut into squares.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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Janelle is a mom to three PICKY eaters who is constantly trying to find recipes her kids will enjoy! She loves cooking, baking and photography and is the voice behind the recipe. Being creative in the kitchen is where she comes alive.

4 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. This is the perfect way to make rice krispie treats more seasonal and perfect for the fall. Way more delicious than regular old rice krispie treats!!

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