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Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Enjoy the flavor of pumpkin with a classic Rice Krispie Treat! This Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats Recipe is a keeper.

I am addicted to Pumpkin this time of year. I could probably eat an entire pumpkin pie on my own, although I am not going to try.  I have passed my love of pumpkin onto the sweetest, cutest, most handsome little guy I know.  My son loves pumpkin, but he is gluten free.  So we have channeled his love of pumpkin into many things: pumpkin pudding, GF Pumpkin Cookies, GF Pumpkin Muffins, and more.  You name it and I have probably tried it.

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Today I wanted to surprise my little buddies with a new special treat when they came home. Monday’s can be rough. We needed a little extra smile. So I made a batch of these Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats. They are just as amazing as I imagined. Maybe better.  They are very easy to make and the perfect fall snack, or even addition to the kids table at Thanksgiving.

Give these yummy treats a whirl.

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 10oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal I used Gluten Free Rice Krispies


  • Choose your desired size baking pan, I used a square 8x8x2, and spray generously with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in pumpkin puree and cook until warmed through.
  • Fold in marshmallows, stirring frequently until melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, and spices
  • Let marshmallow mixture cool at room temperature for 20 minutes (cooling helps avoid soggy treats). Add the crispy rice cereal and stir until combined.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking pan, spread out evenly and gently press down with a rubber spatula.
  • Refrigerate to set for at least 1 hour. Cut into squares
  • Store in an airtight container up to one week.

Gluten Free

  • Use gluten free rice krispies and gf vanilla extract

Dairy Free

  • Use dairy free margarine or even coconut oil in place of butter.
Servings: 12
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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