Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats.

Gooey pumpkin pie rice krispie treats with a simple white chocolate drizzle. 

Today you’re getting the real deal. Real pumpkin puree mixed with melted marshmallow goo*, a whole lotta cinnamon spice and everything nice.  Topped with a pretty white chocolate swirl and a pumpkin for good measure.

*I went heavy on the marshmallow goo.

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats made with real pumpkin and a white chocolate drizzle!

In an effort to not bombard you with pumpkin recipes this fall, I’m trying to keep my cool and limit myself to baking only one pumpkin recipe per week. It’s so hard!  I want to throw my beloved pumpkin puree into everything. Even in my macaroni and cheese. And my chili!  And even in my smoothies.

While I’ve thrown pumpkin into just about everything recently, I’ve yet to add my favorite autumn ingredient into a rice krispie treat.  Another love of mine!  Easy and thoughtless to whip up, rice krispie treats have been a go-to staple in my kitchen for years. There’s no science behind ‘em.  Melt, stir, press, done. Complicated and time-consuming? Fuh-get-about-it!

Why rice krispie treats are truly the apple of my eye is because they are the perfect “blank canvas” recipe. There’s so much room for creating something showy and unique. If you want to add some pizazz to your dessert, start with rice krispies and marshmallows.

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

With all of this being said, there was an obvious need for a pumpkin rice krispie treat in my  recipe box!  I hopped right to it.  :)

Plain and simple, these are rice krispie treats with pumpkin puree and spices mixed in. There’s only a precise 1/4 cup of pumpkin in the recipe because you don’t want a huge gloppy mess of treats that won’t stick together due to all of the pumpkin’s moisture. Any more pumpkin would create quite the soggy treat. I made sure to boost the spices to make up for the lighter addition of pumpkin puree.

Two important tips:

I find that blotting the moisture out of the pumpkin works the best and will prevent your treats from getting soggy. There is SO much moisture in pumpkin puree, so you want a lot of it out. What I usually do is explained below in the recipe, but here it is: measure 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree (fresh or canned) and then blot it between two paper towels, just as you do with bacon. You’re “squeezing” the moisture out.

Another tip proven beneficial is to allow the pumpkin/marshmallow mixture to cool before adding in the rice krispies.  Usually you can add the cereal right into the hot melted marshmallow, but you’ll want today’s mixture to slightly cool and thicken back up before the cereal goes in. Get it? Got it. Good. Moving on…

The little white chocolate/pumpkin decoration on top was an afterthought and it’s completely optional.  I actually loved these treats plain because they have SO much pumpkin flavor.

But I thought the decoration was completely necessary.  I happen to be a tad obsessed with those candy corn mallowcreme little pumpkins, so onto the treats they went.  Plus, they’re just so darn cute!

The pumpkin and all of those autumn spices hit all of the right notes, the white chocolate gives the treats some extra flair and the pumpkin candy is the Halloween cherry on top.  They are the perfect no-bake treat for a fall day!

 

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Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Gooey pumpkin pie rice krispie treats with a simple white chocolate drizzle. An easy fall treat!

Yield: 24 treats

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree* (or fresh)
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 2 oz white chocolate candy melts (Or Ghirardelli White Chocolate Baking Bar)
  • 24 mallowcreme pumpkins (optional)

Directions:

Generously spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick spray. I used an 11x7 because I like thicker treats - go with your preference. Set pan aside.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add the pumpkin puree and continue to cook until it is warmed through. Fold marshmallows, stirring frequently until almost completely melted. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt, and remove from heat.

Allow the marshmallow mixture to cool for 20 minutes or until it is at room temperature (failure to cool the mixture will result in soggy rice krispie treats.) Add the cereal and stir until combined.

Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and gently spread out evenly. I sprayed the back of a large spatula with non-stick spray and gently pressed the mixture without packing it down. Allow to set for about 30 minutes before cutting into squares.

Store in an airtight container up to one week.  You could even cut these treats into pumpkin shapes or decorate with regular candy corns.  Enjoy!

*I find that blotting the moisture out of the pumpkin works the best and will prevent your treats from getting soggy. There is SO much moisture in pumpkin puree, so you want a lot of it out. What I usually do is explained below in the recipe, but here it is: measure 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree (fresh or canned) and then blot it between two paper towels, just as you do with bacon. You're "squeezing" the moisture out.

Adapted from The Kitchn

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61 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats.”

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    baker streetposted October 12, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I’ve been browsing through the hundreds of rice krispie treat recipes and I think I finally found the one I want to make! This screams fall, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 12th, 2012 at 7:33 am

      I’m glad you found a winner AND that my treats stood out to you :D

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    Lizzieposted October 12, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Yay! Just yesterday I was at the store wondering if I would be able to find a pumpkin crispies recipe :-)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 12th, 2012 at 7:32 am

      Ahh! so glad Lizzie, perfect timing then!

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted October 12, 2012 at 7:25 am

    You never cease to amaze me with how AWESOME all your goodies look! These are such a perfect fall and/or Halloween treat. Love the look of them!!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 12th, 2012 at 7:33 am

      that means a lot to me Colleen, you are SO sweet! I’m glad you like how they look, I tried to make them super festive. ;)

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    Jen @ Savory Simpleposted October 12, 2012 at 8:02 am

    These might just be the prettiest rice krispie treats I’ve ever seen! I love the decorations. And they sound wonderful.

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    Laura Dembowskiposted October 12, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I have something similar on my radar. Sometimes we think alike, Sally! Love candy corn pumpkins too! Only one pumpkin recipe a week? Is that a step in pumpkin addicts recovery ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 12th, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Lol trying to take a step back form all the pumpkin, yes! Thanks Laura :)

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    Lisaposted October 12, 2012 at 10:09 am

    This is amazing and so, so creative! Never would have ever thought to make a pumpkin flavored Rice Krispie treat. And who doesn’t love Rice Krispie treats? All your pumpkin recipes come in handy because I have more than half a can of pumpkin just sitting in my fridge, so of course I shouldn’t let it go to waste. Keep them coming!!

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    Dana Gerardposted October 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Hi Sally-
    Love this post! Usually pin your photos too!
    What is the recipe for the squiggle icing on top of these treats?
    Thanks so much!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 12th, 2012 at 11:37 am

      hi Dana! Thank you! The white chocolate glaze drizzled on the rice krispie treats is listed in the recipe list. thank you :)

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    Anna @ hiddenponiesposted October 12, 2012 at 11:35 am

    These are SO cute, great idea Sally!! Festive and easy, I love it. My favourite no-bake treat would have to still be cookie dough truffles…soooooo good!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 12th, 2012 at 11:37 am

      You just CANNOT go wrong with those cookie dough truffles! :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted October 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Sally I LOVE RKTreasts! They are one of my fave things to make, simple, fast, and a nostalgic fave, no matter what! These look perfect with the pumpkin and fall spices and my RKTs must be ooey and gooey and squishy. No dense over-cereal’ed little rocks need apply :) Yours are exactly the way I want mine!

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    Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italianposted October 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Love these, they are so seasonally perfect and adorable!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you Donna!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted October 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Please, never step back from the pumpkin. The treats you make when you’re going pumpkin-crazy are incredible! I love these. So much. And I love even more that you prefer your krispies super ultra gooey, like me. Whyyy can’t we be neighbors?!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Hayley! Thanks girl. Oh man I wish we could be neighbors! I could borrow your cute jewelry and raid your pantry of baking ingredients ;)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted October 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I almost bought these little pumpkins at the store yesterday and didn’t – what is wrong with me??!! hahaa These are so cute

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    Cassieposted October 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    These are adorable, Sally! i love the little pumpkins on top too!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted October 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Amazing, Sally! These are too darn cute, and I’m sure my little niece and nephews would go nuts over these! I’d go crazy for them too :)

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    Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavorsposted October 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I just love everything you make. Who would have thought? Pumpkin in rice krispie treats… two of my favorite things!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks so much Jenna! They are two of my favorites as well. So wonderful combined.

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    Julie @ Table for Twoposted October 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    omg i cannot get enough of this. i seriously am about to go make these!! i LOVE it!! i also dig that you went extra on the marshmallow goo! my fav is biting into them and watching that stringy marshmallowy goodness pull away from the rice krispies! mmm

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    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      lol same here Julie – the marshmallow strings are the BEST part, I aim for those EVERY time!!

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    luv what you doposted October 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I’m so impressed that you made this work!!!
    I tried to add pumpkin to crispy treats one time and it was a complete failure. Will have to try it again!

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    Jessposted October 13, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Marshmallows and pumpkin are made for one another – what a fun twist on the classic. I’m with you – pumpkin is in everything I make this time of year!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Jess! We are so alike, I’m having trouble NOT putting pumpkin into EVERYTHING hehe.

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    Shirley@bells-bakeryposted October 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

    oh I love the little pumpkin toppers! you cant go wrong with RKT :)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, Shirley! I thought the pumpkin candies were a cute touch :)

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    Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking}posted October 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Oh my, these look and sound awesome. Drool-fest awesome! I’m loving those little pumpkin toppers too, what are they? I need some of these, stat.

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    • Sallyreplied on October 14th, 2012 at 7:22 am

      Hey Lisa! They are candy corn pumpkins, AKA mallowcreme pumpkins. Not sure if they are only available in the US? I’m going to assume so. :(

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted October 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Putting it in chili and mac n cheese? GENIUS. My family hates pumpkin. What a sneaky way to make them eat it and then say “HA HA YOU LIKED IT!” :) LOVE these krispie treats. Awesome Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 14th, 2012 at 7:25 am

      Dorothy, you’ve gotta try pumpkin mac n cheese! Very very sneaky way to throw pumpkin in their face, they won’t be able to resist.

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    Saraposted October 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I’m making these! So adorable. We love the pumpkins and candy corn at our house. Great photos too.

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    • Sallyreplied on October 14th, 2012 at 7:25 am

      Sara, thank you for the photo compliment! I hope you enjoy the treats. :)

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    Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Gardenposted October 14, 2012 at 10:22 am

    These are awesome. It must be really yummy!

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    Laura (Got Chocolate)posted October 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Once again, VERY clever, Sally! I LOVE those candy pumpkins too! Yummers!

    Super clear photos too. Keep up the great work, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 14th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      thank you for the photo compliment Laura! those pumpkin candies are the best… so adorable on goodies!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted October 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I am so glad you are having trouble NOT putting pumpkin into everything you make because now we have these awesome treats!!! Extra marshmallow, pumpkin, and white candy melts…they sound incredible!!!

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    amy @ fearless homemakerposted October 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    These sound SO good – I don’t think i’ve ever seen rice krispie treats like this – sooo creative! I wish I could get my hands on a few right now. =)

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    Jessposted October 14, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    These look SO good.
    Ahaha! Don’t limit yourself to one a week. It’s fall. Go crazy!!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 15th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you Jess! You are right… I need to just embrace pumpkin and go wild! lol

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    Marta @ I love breakfastposted October 16, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Marshmallows and pumpkin sound like a great connection. I have a small obsession with pumpkin lately :D and your pictures look sooo delicious.

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    • Sallyreplied on October 16th, 2012 at 5:25 am

      delicious photos, thank you for that Marta!

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    tanyaposted October 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Your picture says it all! It never occurred to me to just mix the pumpkin right in! Brilliant idea. Can’t wait to try this myself!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 18th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks Tanya! Let me know how you like them :)

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}posted October 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    OMG, so cute! I love this dessert for Halloween!! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 29th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Hi Rachael! I’m glad you like it – I actually just made another batch yesterday! :)

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    Heather Rposted March 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I love to eat pumpkin spiced goodies all year round. These are very yummy!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 5th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      That’s great to hear Heather! I eat pumpkin year round as well. Glad I am not the only one! Pumpkin knows no seasons!

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    Anastasiaposted September 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    It’s time for pumpkin season again!! I’ve been enamored with your yummy looking sweets for a little while, but this is the first I’ve actually tried. It’s AMAZING!!! Totally lives up to what I was imagining :) can’t wait to try more of your recipes – thanks for sharing them!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 13th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Anastasia! So happy you enjoyed these AND even more happy that you’re excited for pumpkin season. :) Let me know what you try next! I love hearing about it.

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    Shelliposted October 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Was going to add the “Autumn spices” but I like the idea of pumpkin puree. Question tho recipe calls for a 1/4 can of pumpkin, is that a large can or a smaller can?

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    • Sallyreplied on October 4th, 2013 at 11:25 am

      It doesn’t matter what size can – just measure 1/4 cup of puree from the can.

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    • Shellireplied on October 4th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      oops that’s 1/4 a cup, thought I saw can!

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    Teresa Dposted October 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Hey Sally! I can’t even put into words how delicious these are. I just finished making them now for a church picnic, and I don’t want to give them up! I definitely agree with you on using a 7″x11″ pan, I like mine thicker as well. I added chopped Craisins on top of the white chocolate and they were like the icing on the cake :D

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    • Sallyreplied on October 6th, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Teresa, I just love your idea of adding chopped craisins on top! I’ll have to try that next time. I plan to make these rice krispie treats for my friends when I visit them next weekend. Love how easy they are!

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    Claireposted October 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Sally,

    I was craving Rice Krispie treats today and knew that if I browsed your website, I would find a great version is this snack! The mixture is currently cooling and I cannot wait to try them. THANK YOU for creating such wonderful recipes! Lately I have been baking everything that pops into my head because I know I have a reliable source to go to for recipes. You are one amazing lady!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 26th, 2013 at 10:03 am

      Claire, you are so kind. I’m happy you’re finding recipes you love on my website. Enjoy these rice krispie treats!

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