Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

In the fall, the fields surrounding my childhood home were surrounded by big, bright orange pumpkins grown by the farmstand next door. They were heavy as hell, but perfect for picking and hauling into a rickety wooden cart if you didn’t fall over from the weight. Pulling on my boots, getting muddy, and trumping through those fields is one of my favorite fall season memories, but though baking with cans of pumpkin isn’t quite the same experience, it always reminds me of those damp days spent picking our way through the pumpkin patch!

With Austin’s weather still clocking in 90 degrees and higher, it’s tough to get in that cozy, fall-sweater-and-mug-of-cocoa frame of mind, but with these spiced pumpkin Rice Krispie treats, I definitely managed. Somehow, someway I’ve gotta get that fall feeling before November, when it finally turns frigid!

After all, we can always turn the air conditioning colder and pretend it’s a brisk autumn day…

These treats, inspired by my adorable and super-talented pal Sally, are terrific fun to make and totally irresistible with a drizzle of white chocolate icing. I like mine nice and thick, so I used a 9- x 9-inch baking pan, but you can use a larger pan if you want more treats, less bulk. Cut into small squares, I think these are just perfect for sharing! Or… you know, not sharing.

Cereal is, like, good for you anyway, RIGHT?! Let’s go with that.

For fall parties, snacks and school functions, or just to have a sweet treat for dessert, these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats are a big hit… even with the guys! I served ‘em up at our poker night with friends, snagged one for myself, and the plate was clean before they even finished playing cards. Guys like pumpkin goodies, so single girls take note!

I know you’ll love these tasty treats as much as (we all) did, so get in the fall spirit and try them for yourself some day soon!

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Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: Makes 12-15 treats (using a 9 x 9 inch pan)

Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1 (10 oz.) bag mini marshmallows

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon salt

6 cups crispy rice cereal

2 oz. pure white chocolate, white chocolate candy melts, melted, optional

Directions:

Choose your desired size baking pan (I used a 9x9, but for thinner treats use 11x7 or 13x9) and spray generously with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large saucepan (I used a 5.5 qt. Dutch oven), melt butter over medium heat. Stir in pumpkin puree and cook until warmed through. Fold in marshmallows, stirring frequently until melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

Let marshmallow mixture cool at room temperature for 20 minutes (cooling helps avoid soggy treats). Add the crispy rice cereal and stir until combined.

Pour mixture into prepared baking pan, spread out evenly and gently press down with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate to set for at least 1 hour. Cut into squares and drizzle with melted white chocolate, if desired.

Store in an airtight container up to one week.

Enjoy!

TIPS

The amount of crispy rice cereal called for seems like a lot, but it "sinks" into the marshmallow mixture and becomes just right - trust me!

In place of the white chocolate drizzle, you can also use store-bought cookie icing. It’s very handy, dries hard, and you don’t have to make a mess with melting and drizzling the chocolate.

      

71 Responses to “Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats”

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 16, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    I hope you get some “fall-like” weather coming your way soon! I love this time of year for the cooler temperatures and cozy fall things that go along with it…can’t wait to try these!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — September 16, 2013 @ 1:07 am

    This sounds fantastic!!! I love the flavors of pumpkin spice here… Looks delicious Georgia! Have a great week. :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 16, 2013 @ 1:31 am

    Say no more, Georgia – I’m heading to the grocery store right now to stock up on Rice Krispies!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — September 16, 2013 @ 1:34 am

    Not sharing these babies is totally y kind of thing ;-) They look awesome! I love how fall-ish they are while being a bit summery. I have to try them soon!
    Have a nice day :-)

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — September 16, 2013 @ 2:19 am

    Just bought a large box of rice krispie a couple days ago … and now I know what I’ll be doing with it! :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — September 16, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    These Pumpkin Spice RKTs look super-scrumptious being nice and thick as well as drizzled with white chocolate candy melts! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 16, 2013 @ 5:20 am

    I am all over these!! Lovely snack!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — September 16, 2013 @ 6:07 am

    What a perfect fall dessert! Looks SO good, Georgia!

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    Ashley — September 16, 2013 @ 6:37 am

    I haven’t made rice krispie treats in so long! I love this seasonal spin on it : ) I’ve been wearing my slippers around the house to get in that cozy frame of mind – even though it was still close to 90 degrees here last week too. Can you tell that I’m dying for it to be fall weather already??

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    Tieghan — September 16, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    I love the fall flavors going on these!! Such a fun treat!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — September 16, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    BRING ON THE PUMPKIN! It’s still super warm here too, but I just can’t help myself :) Since these are no bake, they totally bridge summer/fall, and are DEFINITELY good for you (cereal yay!)

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — September 16, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    These rice krispie bars look scrumptious! White chocolate glaze is definitely a must.

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    ashley - baker by nature — September 16, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    These are beyond awesome, mama!!! Loveeeeeeeeee em’!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — September 16, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Oh, I need to have these. I can’t get enough pumpkin and dessert is always a must! :)

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    Eileen — September 16, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    These look like such a great fall treat Georgia. I have a huge box of Rice Krispies just waiting for me to turn them into pumpkins – lol.

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — September 16, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    These would be a favorite in our house!

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    Asmita — September 16, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Delicious and gorgeous treats!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — September 16, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Rice krispy treats were by far my favorite dessert when I was a kid and I haven’t had them in aaaaages! I love the pumpkin spice spin – this is complete brilliance!

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    Vicki Bensinger — September 16, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Oh now these sound healthy even though I’m sure they’re just as bad. But boy do they sound good and look very pretty. I will definitely try these.

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    Bree (Skinny Mommy) — September 16, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Aww love this!

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    Pam — September 16, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    Bookmarked! My kids will love these (and so will I).

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    Karly — September 16, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    I’ve been on a huge rice krispies treat kick lately, but this? This is genius.

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — September 16, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    I would have normally averted my stare from anything pumpkin until after the last official day of summer but I can’t deny that after a week of rain and chill that it’s seeming less out of place. Still the truth is, the kid in me just loves Rice Krispie treats, always have and always will…and these look GREAT!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — September 16, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    I love that there’s a drizzle of white chocolate on top. If I make these with brown rice crispies, they would totally qualify for health food.

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — September 16, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Perfect for the season!

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    Dan from Platter Talk — September 16, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    Georgia,
    What a fine treat you put together with this post!! Pumpkin, chocolate, and rice krispie treats- I think i need to make these and start looking for costumes!! Great post, thank you for sharing!!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — September 16, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    thats exactly how I have been feeling in Dallas – I need to make these to compensate for the hot chocolate :)

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — September 16, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    They are awesome, my boys would gobble it all up in no time. Genius idea of adding pumpkin in it.

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 16, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are flipping epic. Love, love, love!!!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — September 16, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    i love this time of year.. all I can think about is pumpkins, pumpkins, apples, pumpkins, squash and pumpkins.. thanks for sharing

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — September 16, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Fantastic idea! I’m so ready for fall and this post has really put me in the pumpkin mood :)

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    Jeanette — September 16, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    What a special treat – these would be perfect for fall bake sales at school.

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    JulieD — September 16, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    This is amazing, Georgia!! So clever and so pretty!!

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — September 16, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    No way!! We made something similar this weekend to post in the upcoming weeks.. A little different than yours. Great minds think alike!

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    Nicole — September 16, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    These treats look wonderful! With all the tasty pumpkin recipes poppin up, I can’t wait for it to cool down for fall! Pinning this deliciousness :)

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    honeywhatscooking — September 16, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    oooh, I missed so many of your yummy posts. this looks amazing georgia… so excited for fall and baking. I LOVE FALL STUFF!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — September 16, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    This makes me so happy Fall has finally come because personally I am loving all the pumpkin recipes especially this one!

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilakan.com — September 16, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    Pumpkin rice crispies – yay! These look fabulous – Thanks so much for sharing

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 16, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    Georgia!! They look amazing. I’m so happy to have inspired you. These are one of my favorite fall treats. :)

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    Chocolate Shavings — September 16, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    This looks delicious — love the addition of pumpkin for Fall!

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    Gaby — September 16, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    Rice Krispie Treats are so irresistible and I love the fall twist on these!

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    Sues — September 16, 2013 @ 11:48 pm

    I’m not a huge Rice Krispie treat person, but these? I would try these in a heartbeat! And probably eat an entire platter :)

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — September 17, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    I need this in my life! Big time.

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    Joanne — September 17, 2013 @ 6:53 am

    Fall in rice krispie form?! Amazing. Seriously, what could be more fun?

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    Ruth Stephen Padwal — September 17, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    What a brilliant idea…truly fantastic and looks so yummy. Just a qq, what can I use instead of pumpkin puree and marshmallows? Thanks so much :-)

    • Georgia — September 17th, 2013 @ 7:45 am

      You can omit the pumpkin puree altogether if you’d like, but there’s no substitute for the marshmallows, sorry!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — September 17, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    What a great little treat! Although this would turn in to a BIG treat for me! How could I just eat one square?

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — September 17, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    These look and sound delicious! I can’t wait for the fall!

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    Erin | The Emerging Foodie — September 17, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    Yum! I’ve totally been wanting to make pumpkin rice krispies (although it’s still 100 in Arizona… I feel your pain) and these look like a great recipe to make! :) Beautiful photos!

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    Deborah — September 17, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    I’d totally be in the not sharing camp with these. They look amazing!!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 17, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    Oh, I have to try these! I have to get as much pumpkin in as possible!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 17, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Love this idea and the white chocolate drizzle is a must!

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    Nik@ABrownTable — September 17, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    These look fantastic, Georgia! Love the seasonal touch of pumpkin to the krispies.

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    Tamara Coleman — September 17, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

    I’m literally running out the door for pumpkin! I want the smell of pumpkin spice in my house and the taste in my mouth! YUM!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 17, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    Wha? These look amazing. I’m gonna need me some of these real soon.

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    Nichole, "Green Cuisine Queen" — September 17, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    These sound so delicious! There is just something about homemade Rice Krispies that are soo much better than store-bought. :) Love your blog! So adorable!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — September 19, 2013 @ 1:41 am

    All these pumpkin spiced recipes makes me yearn for fall baking now. I was holding onto summer as long as I could :D

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    Ramona — September 19, 2013 @ 4:30 am

    Love these fall festive rice krispies treats!! My kids will love these in their lunch boxes. :)

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 19, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    I hope you get some fall weather soon!

    I made something like this in July. And they were heavenly. Sooo good! :)

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    CynB. — September 19, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    I did something like this last year, but used the pumpkin spice flavored marshmallows. Big mistake. Almost no pumpkin or spice flavor in the finished product. I’m going to try this version.

    I may also try stirring in some salted pepitas for a salty-sweet thing. Plus, they’ll add a nice crunch.

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    GaMac1 — September 23, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    After sitting a while, the rice krispies got soggy, so the next batch, I used just the spices and didn’t add the pumpkin. Very good…….

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    Coleen @ The Redhead Baker — September 25, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    I made a double batch of these for a company potluck lunch, and they were a HUGE hit! Thanks for sharing!

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    Krista — September 29, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    I want to use regular marshmallows since I have them here. How many would I use ?
    Thanks !

    • Georgia — September 30th, 2013 @ 7:51 am

      Just use 10 oz. regular-sized marshmallows.

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    Trish — October 11, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    Made these yesterday for the bake sale at my son’s preschool. Made them just as is and they were amazing ans sooo easy!

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    Aley — October 12, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you thank you a hundred times!

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    Louise — October 14, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    I made it yesterday, just as posted, only I did it in the microwave. I melted the butter, added pumpkin, zapped it about a minute removed it and added the spices and vanilla. I let it cool as directed and then zapped it again, briefly when I added the marshmallows. Zapped it just enough to melt them. Put in a 9″ pan and refrigerated it until I cut it. Really Yummy! The combination of spices gives it a unique taste. I will use this again. It’s a keeper. It’s even better than pumpkin pie!

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    Dawnee — October 15, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    These look delicious – can’t wait to make them and see what other recipes you have. I’m so bored with eating the same things :)

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    Aley — October 18, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Just made them and oh my goodness are they delicious! I used 1/2 a tsp each cin, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice (seemed redundant but worked well) and vanilla. Gunna drizzle with white choc and cut into halloween shapes for work. Ty again for the recipe!

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    Ragan — November 15, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    Hi, when you say 1/4 can exactly how much is that? I’m from Australia and will have to make my own puree for this so I don’t know how much 1/4 can is.
    (These looks so great by the way. My husband is American so we miss the fall flavours here!)
    Thank you

    • Georgia — November 15th, 2013 @ 8:06 am

      The recipe says 1/4 cup, not 1/4 can.

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