Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
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Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats are a really quick dessert that’s perfect for the holidays. It’s a spin on your traditional rice krispie treats, using pumpkin pie spice and real pumpkin to add some delicious fall flavors. Best of all, you don’t have to bake them!
I love fall flavors, and basically all things pumpkin. I also love foods that make me feel at home, falling somewhere within the lines of tradition and simple family fun. A long, long time ago, I used to love getting in the kitchen and making rice krispie treats with my great-grandmother. They remind me of summers with family. Which is why I’m really excited to bring you this variation for the fall: Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats.
First things first. If you are gluten free, then you’re going to need to track down some gluten free rice cereal. Last time I checked, there were a few brands available at my grocery store. But not all of them are. Especially the really, really popular one, because it contains malt extract. So, do your homework, and make sure the cereal you buy is certified gluten free. If you have to do that kind of thing, like me.
So these are basically like biting into a crunchy, marshmallow-y, dreamily-sweet bar of heaven. I put a few extra handfuls of mini-marshmallows in at the very end, so you get a decent bite of them in here. That’s really even better when combined with the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. You know, all of the amazing spices that make up pumpkin spice itself.
All of that, plus actual pumpkin! This is perfect for when you have some left over after you make pumpkin pie cheesecake, or something like that. My sister insists on using real pumpkin and pureeing it yourself. I think the canned stuff is half the work, and tastes just as good. It’s up to you how authentic you want to go here.
I love that this recipe requires no baking. Seriously, it doesn’t get any easier. I made this in about 10 minutes, and let it cool for a little while before cutting it up. My great-grandmother used to make a tray of these for me and my cousins right before we arrived, and we’d all have a treat when we came into the house. They remind me of warm summer days, like my s’mores krispie treats, which is why I thought it would be fun to give them some fall flavors, so we can enjoy them all year round!
Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
- 6 cups gluten free rice cereal
- 10 oz marshmallows, gluten free
- 1 cup mini marshmallows, gluten free
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 9 x 13" baking dish
- Grease a 9x13 in baking dish.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add pumpkin, 10oz marshmallows, and pumpkin pie spice, stirring constantly until melted and combined.
- Pour cereal into saucepan and stir to combine. Add mini marshmallows and stir until just mixed in. Remove from heat.
- Pour everything into baking dish, using a spoon to press into an even layer. Allow to cool completely before serving.
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