Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats
I love when you can marry two separate but amazing things together to create something even more fantastic. These easy-to-make Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats combine everything you love about Fall pumpkin flavor with the marshmallow-y goodness of traditional rice krispie treats for a tasty Autumn twist. Plus they’re downright adorable. You can make them the normal way in a baking dish if you want, but I totally suggest spending the extra 5-10 minutes to form them into little pumpkins. It may not change the flavor but you’ll get major bonus points for presentation!
Because of the pumpkin puree, these aren’t quite as crispy as traditional rice krispie treats, but it adds amazing flavor. Make sure you let the mixture cool before forming the pumpkin balls to give it time to firm up. These would be perfect for a Halloween party, a Thanksgiving day treat, or pretty much any other time. The best part is that the “hands on” time in making this recipe is only about 15 minutes. Oops, that’s not true. The best part is that these tasty and adorable Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats are each only 86 calories or 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints on the myWW Green, Blue or Purple plans. Treat yourself! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats
- 3 tablespoons light butter
- 10 oz package marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 7 thin pretzel sticks, broken into thirds
- Combine the butter and marshmallows in a large bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes until contents are soft and melty. Spray a spoon with cooking spray and stir until thoroughly mixed. Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and stir together until thoroughly mixed. Add the rice krispies and stir until the cereal is completely coated. Let the mixture stand to cool for about 10 minutes. This cooling step is necessary for the mixture to be formed into balls.
- Separate the mixture into 20 even piles on a sheet of parchment paper. Mist the palms of your hands and your fingers with cooking spray (to prevent sticking) and press and roll each pile into a round ball about 2” in diameter. Press a pretzel third into the top of each ball and eat the little leftover pretzel third.
2 per treat (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com) adapted from Essentially Eclectic
Can’t wait to try these, love pumpkin everything!
You can even better the taste by adding til (sesame seeds ).
Or you can totally cheat and do the easy way out…..regular rice krispy recipe only with the pumpkin spice marshmallows instead of the regular white ones. Super yummy!! 🙂
Just made these, love them! Simple to make, great snack and super cute Halloween treat!
I made these for a Halloween party after our Zumba class this week (I figured it was a good time for sugar!) and they were a HUGE hit! Everyone loved the flavor and the fact that they were guilty free!
Sorry to pop the bubble as I had wanted to try this but any vegetarian knows that marshmallows are made out of pigs feet (and other things) and as good as they taste this makes them icky. You can buy at specialty stores vegetarian marshmallows but I have never found them. Otherwise it is a neat idea!
Oops!! I will remove the vegetarian tag. 🙂
Have you tried Kosher marshmallows? They’re the only kind we eat at home 🙂
how much sugar in a serving please
I made these for our office Halloween party and everyone loved them. I added food coloring at the marshmallow and butter stage to make them orange, and they looked just like tiny pumpkins.
So festive! Glad they were a hit 🙂
These tasted awesome but were really not crispy enough, from the pumpkin purée. I feel like they’d be better with just the pumpkin spice and minus the purée. Anyway, my kids had a blast making them 🙂