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, a whole lotta cinnamon spice and everything nice. Topped with a pretty white chocolate swirl and a pumpkin for good measure.

pumpkin pie Rice Krispie treats

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.

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

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. 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…

candy pumpkins and candy corn in a bowl

The little white chocolate/pumpkin decoration on top was an afterthought and it’s completely optional.

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

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 squares
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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


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 ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 4 oz white chocolate (I prefer Ghirardelli)
  • optional: 24 mellowcreme pumpkins

Instructions

  1. Generously spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick spray. I used an 11×7 because I like thicker treats – go with your preference. Set pan aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. Melt white chocolate and drizzle on top.
  5. 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!

Notes

  1. Pumpkin: 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.
  2. Adapted from The Kitchn.

Keywords: pumpkin pie rice krispie treats, pumpkin rice krispie treats

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  1. 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!

    1. I’m glad you found a winner AND that my treats stood out to you 😀

      1. maxine brooks says:

        I love the fact that it so easy to convert to gluten free for my grandson

  2. Yay! Just yesterday I was at the store wondering if I would be able to find a pumpkin crispies recipe 🙂

    1. Ahh! so glad Lizzie, perfect timing then!

  3. 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. 😉

  4. Jen @ Savory Simple says:

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

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

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

      1. I am sorry but I have reviewed the recipe several times and I am with Dana… I don’t see the instructions for the chocolate!!! I know how to melt and drizzle chocolate, is that all you did or did you add something else to the chocolate?

      2. Yep, just melted and drizzled on top.

      3. Thank you! I can’t wait to make these!
        Love your website!

  7. Anna @ hiddenponies says:

    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!

    1. You just CANNOT go wrong with those cookie dough truffles! 🙂

  8. Lol trying to take a step back form all the pumpkin, yes! Thanks Laura 🙂

  9. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    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!

  10. Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian says:

    Love these, they are so seasonally perfect and adorable!

    1. Thank you Donna!

  11. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    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?!

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

  12. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says:

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

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

  14. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    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 🙂

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

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

  16. Julie @ Table for Two says:

    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

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

  17. 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!

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

  18. oh I love the little pumpkin toppers! you cant go wrong with RKT 🙂

    1. I couldn’t agree more, Shirley! I thought the pumpkin candies were a cute touch 🙂

  19. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} says:

    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.

    1. 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. 🙁

  20. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    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!

    1. 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.

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

    1. Sara, thank you for the photo compliment! I hope you enjoy the treats. 🙂

  22. Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden says:

    These are awesome. It must be really yummy!

  23. Laura (Got Chocolate) says:

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

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

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

  24. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    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!!!

  25. amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    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. =)

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

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

  27. Marta @ I love breakfast says:

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

    1. delicious photos, thank you for that Marta!

  28. 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!

    1. Thanks Tanya! Let me know how you like them 🙂

  29. Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} says:

    OMG, so cute! I love this dessert for Halloween!! 🙂

    1. Hi Rachael! I’m glad you like it – I actually just made another batch yesterday! 🙂

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

    1. 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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