Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats

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Transform one of your favorite classic desserts into a fall favorite by making these super chewy and sweet Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats.

Transform one of your favorite classic desserts into a fall favorite by making these super chewy and sweet Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats.

Its that time of year again!  Pumpkin spice is everywhere, so its only fitting that we add it to our rice krispy treats, right?

Transform one of your favorite classic desserts into a fall favorite by making these super chewy and sweet Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats.

Everyone has enjoyed rice krispy treats in their life. Some, namely me, more than others. When I was a kid we used to not even bother making them properly. We would just throw some marshmallows with a wee bit of butter into a bowl, microwave it until it got puffy and melty, sprinkle in just the right of rice krispies, and then go to town with a big ol’ spoon.  Even now, as a parent, I’ve taught my kids the fine art of making rice krispy treats on the fly.
Transform one of your favorite classic desserts into a fall favorite by making these super chewy and sweet Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats.

I have never, however, added pumpkin to my rice krispy treats. We all know pumpkin makes everything better. From chocolate to cake to chili, you honestly can’t go wrong with this wonderful fall fruit. It is a fruit, right? Well, incorporating them into this recipe was the right choice too.

Transform one of your favorite classic desserts into a fall favorite by making these super chewy and sweet Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats.

These pumpkin spice rice krispy treats are much more soft and chewy than your standard krispy treats. I do add a heck of a lot of pumpkin. You can always scale back the pumpkin and add more rice krispies if you’d like, but this is how I made them and they were awesome, in my opinion.  Now that cinnamon glaze? Yep, you guess it. That glaze put these over the top. Enjoy!

Transform one of your favorite classic desserts into a fall favorite by making these super chewy and sweet Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats.

If you love pumpkin desserts, you’ll definitely want to make these super soft Pumpkin Swirl Brownies:pumpkin-swirl-brownies-IG

Or this insanely moist Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake: pumpkin-streusel-coffee-cake-IG

This recipe uses pure vanilla extract. Did you know you can make your own homemade vanilla extract? It makes the perfect gift too. Watch how in the video below.
Pumpkin Spic Rice Krispy Treats
 
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Transform one of your favorite classic desserts into a fall favorite by making these super chewy and sweet Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats.
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Recipe type: dessert
Yields: 12 servings
Ingredients
treats:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 14 ounces marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
  • 7 cups rice crispy cereal
icing:
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
  1. Line a bar pan with parchment paper. This recipe will fill half the bar pan, so plan to use only half the space or make a double batch!
  2. Cook the butter in a large dutch oven over medium heat, stirring regularly, until it becomes golden brown and begins to smell nutty. Add the the canned pumpkin, marshmallows, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Stir until the marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the cereal and gently fold into marshmallow mixture until fully coated.
  4. Transfer to the prepared pan and press in evenly with a piece of parchment paper. Let cool for at least 20 minutes until set at room temperature.
  5. Once set, mix the icing. Cut the treats into squares and then drizzle the icing on top.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
Transform one of your favorite classic desserts into a fall favorite by making these super chewy and sweet Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats.
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