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Pumpkin Spice Latte Krispie Treats

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Latte Krispie Treats have all the delicious fall flavors and a marshmallow filling, plus melted white chocolate on top. And a pinch of espresso for good measure!

As a rice krispie treat expert, after trying today’s recipe, be sure to try our pumpkin pie rice krispie treats. Or give our classic pumpkin krispie treats a try next!

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Latte Krispie Treats with all the delicious fall flavors. And a pinch of espresso for good measure!

Why This Recipe Works

These Pumpkin Spice Latte Rice Krispie Treats are taken to the flavor max!

We’ve got warm fall flavors with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and a bit of espresso mixed in. Plus, they are formed into a double layer treat with a marshmallow cream filling in the middle.

They are a fall MUST make that everyone will love!

  • The combination of pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree that’s been reduced down gives seriously cozy fall flavors to these treats.
  • A creamy filling made with marshmallow fluff adds extra flavor and interest and is super easy to make.
  • Melted white chocolate is drizzled over the top of each triangle piece to finish them off. Top with sprinkles or some extra espresso powder to really make them special.
Chewy Pumpkin Spice Latte Krispie Treats with all the delicious fall flavors. And a pinch of espresso for good measure!

Ingredient Notes

  • Marshmallows – You’ll need a large 16-ounce bag of regular marshmallows for this pumpkin spice latte krispie treats recipe. Fresh marshmallows are best. (Trust me and throw out the bag that’s been just sitting in the back of your pantry for months.)
  • Rice Krispies Cereal  Any brand of crispy rice cereal will work, just make sure it’s FRESH. Stale cereal equals stale rice krispie treats.
  • Marshmallow Creme – Also called marshmallow fluff, this is used to make a creamy middle layer in the rice krispies.
  • Espresso Powder – This is essentially a highly concentrated powdered coffee that helps bring the latte flavor to these treats.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – Use our homemade pumpkin pie spice mix for the best flavor!

Easy Instructions

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Latte Krispie Treats with all the delicious fall flavors. And a pinch of espresso for good measure!

STEP 1. Make the marshmallow filling. Combine the marshmallow creme and the espresso powder until well combined. Set aside.

STEP 2. Make the Rice Krispies. Start by reducing the pumpkin and butter together to eliminate any extra water from the pumpkin puree. Then melt the marshmallows, add the pumpkin pie spice and stir in the Rice Krispies cereal.

STEP 3. Layer the treats. Add half of the rice krispy mixture to a parchment paper lined 8×8 pan. Gently press in. Top with the marshmallow creme mixture and spread it evenly over the top. Add the remaining rice krispies and gently press to make the top.

STEP 4. Set up, cut and add toppings. Let the treats set up firmly, for about 2 hours. Cut into 9 large squares and then halve those to create 18 triangle pieces. Top the pumpkin spice latte krispie treats with the melted white chocolate and add sprinkles or extra espresso powder. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Latte Krispie Treats with all the delicious fall flavors. And a pinch of espresso for good measure!

As you can see from the photos, these are super easy to put together.

  • First though, to help prevent them from being soggy, you’re going to cook down your pumpkin puree with butter for several minutes until the excess liquid has burned off.
  • Then proceed by adding in your marshmallows and stirring until they are smooth. You’ll want to add the cereal quickly and press half of the mixture into a parchment paper lined baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, you’ll combine the ingredients for the marshmallow filling and then spread that over your first layer of krispies, followed by your remaining cereal mixture.
  • NOTE: Do not press these firmly into the pan. I use my fingers (which I butter lightly) to press my krispies GENTLY. The firmer you press, the dryer and harder they become. Trust me. I’m a krispie treat expert. I wear a badge.

Pair these Rice Krispie treats with my favorite Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew recipe!

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these rice krispies gluten-free?

Yes. Choose a crispy rice cereal that is labeled gluten free. Check your marshmallow label, too, just in case.

Why do my Rice Krispie Treats get hard?

Your krispies treats could be getting hard if you press the treats too firmly into the pan, which makes them more dense and tough. Also, be sure to start with fresh marshmallows and fresh cereal for best results.

How do I store pumpkin spice latte krispie treats?

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Latte Krispie Treats with all the delicious fall flavors. And a pinch of espresso for good measure!

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Yield: 18 large bars

Pumpkin Spice Latte Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Latte Krispie Treats have all the delicious fall flavors and a marshmallow filling, plus melted white chocolate on top. And a pinch of espresso for good measure!

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (7 ounce) marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup pure pumpkin (canned)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package (16 ounce) large marshmallows
  • 8 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 16 ounce white chocolate, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine marshmallow cream with espresso powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, add butter and pumpkin. Heat over medium high heat and bring mixture to a boil, while stirring constantly. Continue boiling for about 2 minutes, allowing all the excess liquid from the pumpkin to cook off.
  4. Add pumpkin pie spice and marshmallow to saucepan. Reduce heat to low, and stir until smooth and all the marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat.
  5. Fold in the Rice Krispies cereal. Pour half the cereal mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Press gently into baking dish using a small piece of parchment paper. Spread marshmallow cream mixture over first layer of cereal using an offset spatula. Top with the remaining cereal mixture, pressing gently with an extra piece of parchment paper.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and allow treats to set up firmly, about 2 hours. Once firm, remove treats from pan by lifting with the parchment paper. Place on a cutting board and make three vertical and three horizontal cuts. You will have 9 large squares. Cut each square in half from corner to corner, creating 18 triangles. Separate slightly on cutting board. Spread melted white chocolate over the top of each treat. Add sprinkles and/or a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to each treat. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. ENJOY.

Notes

  • To help prevent them from being soggy, you're going to cook down your pumpkin puree with butter for several minutes until the excess liquid has burned off.
  • Then proceed by adding in your marshmallows and stirring until they are smooth. You'll want to add the cereal quickly and press half of the mixture into a parchment paper lined baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, you'll combine the ingredients for the marshmallow filling and then spread that over your first layer of krispies, followed by your remaining cereal mixture.
  • NOTE: Do not press these firmly into the pan. I use my fingers (which I butter lightly) to press my krispies GENTLY. The firmer you press, the dryer and harder they become. Trust me. I'm a krispie treat expert. I wear a badge.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    18

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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    Posted on September 13, 2018

    Comments & Reviews

    1. Love how these are oozing with marshmallow! I’m always disappointed with rice krispie treats where the marshmallow is just a shellac — I like serious marshmallow! And great tip on the pumpkin — my only complaint with all pumpkin treats is they get soggy fast. Can’t wait to try it!

    2. The best snacks are when the kids aren’t home and I can eat it all. Oh, the sweet stolen minutes! 🙂
      These are pretty ingenious, Aimee. Espresso powder? Who woulda thunk? You’ve really gone one step farther this time!

    3. These look so yummy! Especially that white chocolate on top. && Your picture with the coffee in the background=perfection!!

    4. I don’t think I drink nearly enough Pumpkin Spice Lattes, OR eat enough rice crispy treats.  These sound amazing!!  What a great idea!

    5. You know those desserts that you just make for yourself?! This recipe is totally that for me! I love rice krispie treats too!

    6. Wow, who would have thought to put pumpkin spice in a Rice Krispie bar? Not me but it sounds interesting. 

    7. What a great alternative to pumpkin spice pudding! Although I have it locally at Walmart, I tend to buy 12 boxes before the season is over LOL

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