Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats | With Lovely,

It’s a beautiful thing when you can make a delicious dessert without turning on the oven. Especially when it combines pumpkin and brown butter!

These pumpkin brown butter rice krispie treats are chewy and crunchy with just the right amount of pumpkin flavor and a hint of spice. They’re especially tasty drizzled with salted caramel sauce. Yum!

Pumpkin Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats | With Lovely,


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 c canned pumpkin
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 c crispy rice cereal*
  • Optional: salted caramel sauce

* Update (12/3/13): I like my rice krispie treats nice and chewy, but this will make them softer and they won’t keep quite as long (not a problem for me since I gobbled them up in no time flat, but worth noting.) If you prefer crispier, crunchier treats, or plan on storing them for more than 24 hours, I’d recommend using 6 cups of cereal instead of 5. 


  1. Butter a loaf pan.
  2. Cook the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring or swirling the pan regularly, until it becomes golden brown and begins to smell nutty. 
  3. Mix in the canned pumpkin and the mini marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat.
  4. Add in the pumpkin pie spice and salt and stir until evenly incorporated.
  5. Stir in the cereal.
  6. Transfer the pumpkin krispy mixture to the loaf pan and press in evenly with a piece of parchment paper. Let cool for at least 20 minutes until set at room temperature.
  7. Remove from pan and cut into slices or shape into balls and add a toothpick or the end of a wooden skewer. Optional: drizzle with salted caramel sauce. 


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3 Comments on Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Dina
    OctOct/TueTue/2013 at 10:42 pm (4 years ago)

    great krispie treat flavor!

  2. Shannon
    DecDec/WedWed/2013 at 12:43 am (4 years ago)

    This didn’t work out for me. The flavor is nice but the consistency is wrong. The mixture is too wet and it makes the cereal chewy and stale like. Might try again with 6 cups instead of 5. This is what all the other recipes call for.

    • With Lovely,
      DecDec/WedWed/2013 at 1:01 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks for the feedback, Shannon. I’m sorry to hear they didn’t turn out to your liking! I do like my rice krispie treats on the chewy side (rather than crunchy) so the higher marshmallow to cereal ratio works for me, but this does make them a bit less crispy. I do think adjusting the recipe to use 6 cups of cereal will help. I’m going to go ahead and add that as a note in the post in case it helps anyone else who wants to make these.


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