Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats

These Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats are a delicious twist on the classic treat. Made with just a handful of ingredients, these no-bake treats are perfect for fall and can be whipped up in no time!

stack of pumpkin spice rice krispies treats on a wooden cutting board.

The warm flavors of pumpkin spice combined with the gooey marshmallow and crispy rice cereal create a perfect balance of sweetness and spice. These treats are great for parties, lunchbox snacks, or just a tasty afternoon treat.

stack of pumpkin spice rice krispies treats on a wooden cutting board.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These pumpkin rice krispie treats are a fun and easy twist on the classic treat.
  • They are no-bake, making them a great option for busy days or when you don’t want to turn on your oven.
  • With just a handful of ingredients, you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money at the grocery store.

🛒Ingredients

packages of crispy rice cereal, pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, vanilla candy coating, mini marshmallows, and a stick of butter.

You only need a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make these no-bake treats. That means that they are the perfect treat to make this holiday season.

  • butter
  • pumpkin puree
  • mini marshmallows
  • pumpkin pie spice blend
  • vanilla extract
  • Rice Krispies Cereal
  • white melting chocolate or vanilla candy melts

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats

Making these pumpkin rice krispies treats is so simple. Just follow the step-by-step instructions here or in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, and you will have a delicious snack or dessert that will wow your guests in no time at all.

Step 1: Melt the butter and prepare your baking dish

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, then remove 1 tablespoon of the butter and pour it into an 11×7-inch pan; brush the butter edge to edge to grease the pan.

melted butter and pumpkin puree being mixed in a large pot with a wooden spoon.

Step 2: Add the pumpkin puree

Add the pumpkin puree to the melted butter and cook on low, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute until the pumpkin is hot.

pumpkin spice being added to melted marshmallows in a large pot.

Step 3: Melt the marshmallows

Stir in the marshmallow and cook on low, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are fully melted. Remove from the heat and mix in the pumpkin spice and vanilla extract.

cereal being stirred into a large saucepan filled with melted marshmallows and pumpkin.

Step 4: Add the cereal to the marshmallow mixture

In a large mixing bowl, combine the Rice Krispies with the pumpkin marshmallow mixture, then scoop into the prepared 11×7-inch pan and use a buttered spatula to spread out evenly.

pumpkin rice krispies treats pressed into a baking dish.

Step 5: Chill the cereal bars before cutting

Chill the Rice Krispies treats in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until fully set. Remove the Rice Krispies treats from the pan and place on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into 12 squares.

pumpkin rice krispies treats on a wire cooling rack.

Step 6: Drizzle the tops with melted chocolate

Melt the white chocolate according to the package directions. Use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate over the Rice Krispies treats. Allow the chocolate to set before serving, which will take about 30 minutes depending on the temperature of your kitchen.

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Use different cereals such as Fruity Pebbles or Cocoa Pebbles for a fun twist.
  • Instead of drizzling the melted chocolate on top, you can also dip these treats.
  • Add in chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried cranberries when you stir in the cereal for extra texture and flavor.

If you love easy no-bake recipes like this one, then you may also enjoy these avalanche cookies.

stack of pumpkin spice rice krispies treats on a wooden cutting board.

🥄 Equipment

Here is a quick overview of the equipment that you need to make this delicious recipe.

  • Large saucepan
  • Large bowl
  • Wooden spoon or rubber spatula
  • 9×13 casserole dish

🥫 Storage

Store leftovers in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Because of the cereal in these cereal bars, they tend to get stale quickly, so we recommend enjoying them right away.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use to ensure that these bars turn out perfectly for you.

  • For easy removal and clean cutting of the bars line your casserole dish with parchment paper and make sure that you have some overhang so you can easily lift them out.
  • To prevent the marshmallow mixture from sticking to your hands, I recommend that you spray your spoon or spatula with nonstick cooking spray.
  • If you are pressing them down with your hands, make sure that you grease your hands too.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Can you use dried out marshmallows for Rice Krispie Treats?

No, using old and state marshmallows will not give you gooey rice krispies treats, because they won’t melt correctly. You need to use fresh marshmallows for this recipe.

Why are my Rice Krispie treats so dry?

If your cereal bars are dry that means that you added too much cereal to the marshmallow mixture. Make sure to follow the recipe correctly.

Can I freeze rice krispies treats?

Yes, you can freeze these pumpkin rice krispies treats. Just wrap them individually in plastic wrap, then place them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 2 months. Thaw them at room temperature before serving.

🍽 More Pumpkin Recipes

Do you enjoy pumpkin, try these delicious recipes:

🧾Recipe Card

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stack of pumpkin spice rice krispies treats on a wooden cutting board.

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats

These Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats are made with just the right amount of pumpkin spice flavor and creamy marshmallow. A tasty treat!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars
Calories: 161kcal

Equipment

  • large pot
  • 9×13 baking dish
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 ounces white melting chocolate or vanilla candy melts

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, then remove 1 tablespoon of the butter and pour it into an 11×7-inch pan; brush the butter edge to edge to grease the pan.
  • Add the pumpkin puree to the melted butter and cook on low, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute until the pumpkin is hot.
  • Stir in the marshmallow and cook on low, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are fully melted. Remove from the heat and mix in the pumpkin spice and vanilla extract.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the Rice Krispies with the pumpkin marshmallow mixture, then scoop into the prepared 11×7-inch pan and use a buttered spatula to spread out evenly.
  • Chill the Rice Krispies treats in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until fully set.
  • Remove the Rice Krispies treats from the pan and place on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into 12 squares.
  • Melt the white chocolate according to the package directions. Use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate over the Rice Krispies treats. Allow the chocolate to set before serving, which will take about 30 minutes depending on the temperature of your kitchen.

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1734IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 4mg

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