Last updated on February 15th, 2023 at 12:25 pm
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. They’re warm, gooey, and packed with delicious fall flavor—a super yummy treat recipe for the fall season. The perfect balance of crunchy and chewy, bursting with pumpkin flavor.
With a few simple ingredients and a little time, you’ll have an oh-so-delicious treat packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, and immune-boosting zinc.
Whether you’re looking for a sweet snack or something to share with friends and family, these treats will surely be a hit. Why? Because they are low in calories and super tasty.
So, let’s get started and make some scrumptious Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats!”
How To Make Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting, these treats are easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Let’s add a touch of fall magic to your snacks this fall. Follow this recipe to make pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats from the comfort of your home.
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
- Large saucepan
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- 9×13 inch baking dish or pan
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting board and knife For slicing the treats after they've cooled
- 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until fully melted.
- Stir in pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.
- Remove from heat and add cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
- Transfer mixture to a 9×13 inch greased pan, and press down evenly with a spatula.
- Let cool for 30 minutes, then slice into squares and serve. Enjoy!
- For best results, use fresh pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.
- Make sure to use fresh marshmallows as stale marshmallows will not melt properly.
- If you prefer your treats to be extra gooey, you can add an extra 1/2 cup of marshmallows to the mixture.
- For gluten-free options, use gluten-free Rice Krispie cereal and gluten-free butter.
- If you prefer a stronger pumpkin flavor, you can add an extra 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree.
- Store leftover treats in an airtight container for up to a week.
- You can add any additional ingredients you like such as chopped nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips. Simply stir them into the mixture before pressing it into the pan.
Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
Use Fresh Pumpkin Puree
For the best flavor, use fresh pumpkin puree instead of canned. Roast a small pumpkin, puree the flesh and use it instead of a canned pumpkin.
Mix in Spices
Mix in cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice to the Rice Krispie mixture for extra flavor. These spices perfectly complement the pumpkin flavor and make for a delicious treat.
Use Marshmallow Creme
Instead of using regular marshmallows, use marshmallow creme. This will produce a gooier and creamier treat and help distribute the pumpkin flavor evenly.
When pressing the mixture into the pan, make sure to press firmly. This will help the treats hold their shape and prevent them from becoming too crumbly.
Once the treats are pressed into the pan, set them for about an hour. This will help the Rice Krispie treats to firm up and make them easier to cut and serve.
Experiment with Toppings
To add a fun twist to your treats, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top or drizzle melted chocolate over the cooled treats.
To keep the treats from getting stale, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also store them in the refrigerator for a firmer texture.
These treats are perfect for meal prep or for making ahead of time for a party. Make the treats, let them cool, and store them in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Use Seasonal Ingredients
Try using seasonal ingredients like fresh cranberries, candied ginger, or chopped pecans in the Rice Krispie mixture for an extra special touch.
Feel free to get creative and experiment with different variations of these treats. Try adding different spices, toppings, or even a pinch of salt for a sweet and salty treat.
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats FAQ
What type of cereal should I use?
Rice Krispie cereal works best for this recipe.
Can I use pumpkin pie filling instead of pumpkin puree?
No, pumpkin pie filling has additional ingredients and would affect the taste of the treats.
Can I use different spices instead of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice?
You can use any spices you like, but these spices provide the classic pumpkin flavor.
Can I make these treats gluten-free?
Yes, you can use gluten-free Rice Krispie cereal.
Can I make these treats vegan?
Yes, you can use vegan butter and vegan marshmallows.
How long do the treats need to cool before slicing?
Let them cool for at least 30 minutes.
Can I make these treats ahead of time?
You can store them in an airtight container for up to a week.
Can I add extra ingredients to these treats?
You can add chopped nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips.
Can I bake these treats instead of making them on the stovetop?
No, these treats are made on the stovetop and then pressed into a pan.
Can I double this recipe to make more treats?
Yes, you can easily double or triple the recipe.
How long does a pumpkin Rice Krispie treat last?
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats will last 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. If stored in the refrigerator, they will last for up to 7 days. Keeping the treats stored in an airtight container is important to prevent them from becoming stale or drying out.
Final Note on Making these Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect fall treat. They’re easy to make, and they’re packed with pumpkin flavor.
The perfect low-calorie treat for busy weeknights or for satisfying your sweet tooth in a hurry. Adding pumpkin flavor gives these treats a unique, delicious, and nutritious twist.
By combining the classic Rice Krispie Treats recipe with pumpkin’s sweet and warming flavor, you’ll have a treat that’s perfect for any fall occasion.
Gather your ingredients and give these treats a try. Your taste buds and everyone you share them with will thank you for introducing them to this delicious treat. Enjoy!”