Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats - sixtimemommy.comWhen I think of Fall I think of many things like: Leaves falling and changing colours, warm clothes, hot chocolate, and of course warm treats! One of my favorite treats in the world is Rice Krispies. They are super easy to make, and you can make them in a variety of ways. My favorite is at Christmas time using the red and green krispies… But do you know what else is pretty awesome?

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats. I know, I know I’m not much of a fan of pumpkin myself but pretty much everyone else in the world is. So, these would be great treats to have for a get together, a girls night in or to even give to a teacher for a lovely teachers gift. They look pretty awesome too.

1dbgNow, what is your favorite kind of Rice Krispie treat? These are pretty easy to make, and are a perfect treat for this Fall weather!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted

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Instructions:

  1. Place a few layers of paper towels in a bowl and spoon the pumpkin puree over them. Let this sit while you get all the remaining ingredients ready. * see note
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. You could also use butter.
  3. In a deep pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Add the marshmallows and stir.
  5. When the marshmallows are partially melted, add the pumpkin, spices, salt and vanilla and stir to combine.
  6. Turn the heat down to low and continue to slowly stir until all of the marshmallows are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for about 15 minutes.
  8. When the mixture has cooled, pour in the cereal and stir well to thoroughly combine.
  9. Pour the mixture into your prepared dish and gently press it into an even layer. I use damp (not wet) fingertips to do this, which makes it much easier!
  10. Let the treats sit for at least 30 minutes to firm up. You can also put this in the refrigerator to speed this up.
  11. To serve, cut into squares and drizzle with white chocolate.

For the white chocolate drizzle:

Add the white chocolate chips to a microwave safe dish and cook on high for 20 seconds. Stir and repeat until the chocolate is smooth. If necessary, add 1/4 teaspoon of shortening or coconut oil to smooth it out.

Allow the chocolate to slightly cool and pour it into a Ziploc baggie. Snip off the very tip of one corner, so that you can easily drizzle it.

Notes:
Pumpkin has a lot of moisture, which can ruin this recipe, so don’t skip the first step. My paper towels were completely soaked after only ten minutes.

If you like a thicker treat, you can use a slightly small dish.

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Process 9I dare you to make a batch and not eat them all. Aren’t they a gorgeous Fall colour too? I just think they look amazing and like the perfect Fall treat!

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Spill it, are you a Pumpkin Spice fan? Do you think you’d enjoy these treats?

44 comments

  1. YES please! I love pumpkin flavored anything, but it’s always better in a dessert ;)

  2. I honestly haven’t tasted any pumpkin spice food yet. I think it’s not that common here. But I do love rice krispies! I haven’t really thought about making rice krispie treats.. saving this one up on my to-bake list for December! ????

  3. OMG, pumpkin on all the old favorites! I would have never thought of this! But it is perfect for this pumpkin season!
    thanks,
    mitch

  4. OOH, those must be so yummy. I love anything pumpkin for fall. Good tip in straining the pumpkin before adding so it doesn’t get too runny….

  5. What a great seasonal twist on a delicious classic. I was just telling my husband that I wanted to make rice cereal treats and since he’s gluten free, he was thrilled.

  6. I love to cook with pumpkin. These look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe for dessert tomorrow night. I am sure they will be a big hit.

  7. This is a great way to change up rice crispy treats. I love pumpkin flavors. I am excited to try this recipe.

  8. I love the pumpkin twist on an old classic. Sadly I bake often and have no issues but I can not make Rice Krispies treats for anything. I burn the marshmallows every time and after years of failed attempts have given up and just buy them.

  9. Yes, I am a pumpkin spice fan. The treats look tantalizing. I appreciate the note about soaking the water from the pumpkin puree, because these look like a delicious treat to make.

  10. Pumpkin seems to be everywhere right now. I just tried french toast with it… So this would be a great recipe to try next.

  11. I must be the only one who doesn’t like pumpkin flavored stuff, I just can’t! lol This would be great to make the teachers though, they’d enjoy them!

  12. That’s a great way to incorporate the yummy goodness of Rice Krispie Treats into the holiday. I love pumpkin spice!

  13. I’m a total pumpkin spice fan! These look to die for!!! I actually never knew you could let the pumpkin mix sit on a paper towel before… learn something new everyday I guess.

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