Your favorite childhood treat gets the pumpkin spice treatment! Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats made with instant JELL-O pudding, pumpkin spice mix, and topped with melted white chocolate. Perfect for Halloween.
I have a simple love of putting pudding mix into my Rice Krispie treats. Gives them a whole new flavor, and keeps them moist! It’s a secret to how to make rice krispie treats that are perfect every time.
I did it with Banana Rice Krispie Treats and Pistachio Rice Krispie Treats and now it’s time for a fall version!
Table of Contents
Pumpkin All the Things
Want to hear my new motto? Every dessert is a pumpkin dessert if you try hard and believe in yourself.
From September to December, I want pumpkin in EVERYTHING.
- Cookies– Pumpkin Oatmeal cookies
- Cupcakes– Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Coffee- Pumpkin Cream cold brew
- Breakfast– Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls
In fact, much of the time I don’t need the real pumpkin so much as I need the pumpkin spices. You can’t have fall without cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of ginger to warm things up.
If you like pumpkin spice even half as much as I do, you NEED to try these! And if you love rice krispie treats, well, get to the kitchen now.
Soft, sticky, gooey rice krispie goodness filled with pumpkin spice flavor and topped with a thin layer of white chocolate.
Swooning guaranteed. Try our pumpkin pie rice krispie treats next!
- JELL-O Mix – Vanilla instant pudding mix is the perfect sweet addition to our krispie treats.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice- using store bought spice mix works, or make a jar of homemade pumpkin pie spice to use in all your fall baking!
- Marshmallows – I used regular sized marshmallows this time. 10 ounces of mini marshmallows work too. Make sure they’re FRESH. I promise it makes a difference.
- White chocolate – White chocolate morsels melted in the microwave add a beautiful and creamy touch to these treats. For smoother melting, you can also use Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers.
- Sprinkles – To make your pumpkin rice krispies more festive, use colorful sprinkles! For Halloween, consider orange and black ones, or use a mix of autumn colors like yellow, orange and brown.
Step by Step Instructions
- Melt butter. Use a large pot to melt the butter over medium high heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth, over low heat.
- Add cereal. Once melted, add pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until smooth. Fold in cereal.
- Pour in to the pan. Pour mixture into buttered foil lined rimmed baking pan (or parchment paper). Lightly press the mixture into the pan.
- Toppings. Spread melted white chocolate over top of treats and sprinkle immediately with sprinkles. Allow to set about 1 hour. Cut into bars and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
- Use a LIGHT touch when pressing the treats into the pan. If you press too hard the treats will dry out and become hard. I repeat, DO NOT press hard. To keep your hands from getting sticky when pressing the treats into the pan, dampen your fingers with water first.
- I use the butter wrapper to grease the pan. This adds just the right amount of butter to keep the treats from sticking without making them oily.
How long do rice krispie treats last?
In my house, they only last as long as my willpower allows! You can store these at room temperature in a tight container and they’ll keep well for 2-3 days.
Can you use another cereal?
Yes! I love making “rice krispie treats” with other cereals. Golden Grahams or Cinnamon Toast Crunch would be a perfect match for the pumpkin spice.
Can you freeze these?
Nope. I mean, you COULD freeze them but it would result in a stale treat and sadness. I’m devoted to only enjoying the best rice krispie treats so I strongly advise you just store these at room temperature.
More Fall Recipes
- Pumpkin Fudge
- Apple Crisp Macchiato
- Apple Crumble
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Stop everything and go make a pan of these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats!
I have a box of this pudding mix and haven’t decided what to do with it yet–but these are calling out my name…especially since I have everything to make them in my panry right now. LOVE rice krispie treats!!
love this idea, thanks for the recipe!
What a great idea to put pumpkin spice pudding mix into your krispies. Thx for the tip!
What a great idea to add pudding mix to Krispie Treats. These treats look and sound do good. I remember seeing the pumpkin pudding mix last year at Walmart and bought some…now it’s time to stock up again.
Thanks for sharing this recipe! =)
Ive never made Rice Krispie Treats using pudding mix, sounds so good!
YUM!!!!!! As always, awesome idea, thanks for sharing!
As always, thanks for stopping by!!!
Yay for yummy pumpkin flavored rice krispies! I almost made mine with pudding the other day, but opted for the marshmallows instead. You are going to crack up when I post mine because they look so similar. Well, except for the fact that yours are wrapped up way cuter:-) Love the paper and twine!!!
love paper and twine wrapped around the goods.
these came out so perfect! i love how perfect the lines of the squares are, what a great idea to use pumpkin spice pudding in these too 🙂
Aimee, I just made pumpkin rice krispie treats last night! no pudding mix, but pumpkin puree instead! We are both in the pumpkin state of mind! I love RKTs – to easy and versatile! I love your frosted and sprinkle topping 🙂 Great addition!
Thanks Sally! I thought about using the pumpkin puree…but I’ve had such luck using pudding mix that I went that route! Can’t wait to see your version!
my sister just made these but a little simpler. She used the pumkin marshmallows(just as hard to find) instead of regular and made the treats like normal. No pudding. It was hard to stop eating them!!
These look wonderful 🙂 Colorful and very tempting treats
Oh these sound so good! I love RKTreats in any way shape or form and with pumpkin pudding and the white choc frosting, even better!
I was just thinking about this exact kind of recipe last night! So glad you whipped it up 🙂
I need to get my hands on that pudding! I had no idea to ever put pudding mix into krispy squares, but if they’ll make them taste and look like these, I’m now a firm believer in it!
I’ve never had a Rice Krispie treat anything like this but I love it. 🙂
I need to look for that! These look so good. And, you need to give me a course in food styling. I’d totally pay you in sugar. 🙂
Payments in sugar. I love it!!! But I’m no help…I’m a lost cause. Food styling is the worst part of blogging to me…but thanks for the kind words!
Yum! Love how you decorated them too
pretty darn awesome!! Here from Trick or Treat Tuesday
Thank you for this delicious recipe! I’m heading to Walmart in the next day or two, to see if they carry that pudding flavor here in Canada. If they do, this will make an easy, delicious treat for our community connect time during churchy this Sunday!