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Pumpkin Spiced Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Need an easy fall dessert that will wow everyone? These Pumpkin Spiced Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats take the humble rice cereal treat from ordinary to super extraordinary!

Course: Dessert, Snack bars
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats, Pumpkin Spiced Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Servings: 16
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 16 ounces mini marshmallows divided, (divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • cups crispy rice cereal
  • flaky sea salt optional
  1. Spray an 8x8 square pan with cooking spray (or lightly oil it). Line the pan with heavy duty foil (or regular foil that’s been doubled) so that two ends extend over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Set aside. Also spray a large pot or Dutch oven and a large spoon or spatula with cooking spray.

  2. Heat the butter in the prepared pot over medium heat. After the butter melts it will start to splutter a bit and a white foam will develop on the top. If it’s spluttering and splattering too much reduce the heat a bit. Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes until the butter turns a deeper yellow. Start stirring at this point until the butter turns a deep golden brown and has a nutty aroma.

  3. Turn down the heat to the lowest setting and add 12 ounces (about ¾) of the marshmallows to the butter. Stir (with the oiled spatula or spoon) until the marshmallows melt and the mixture is smooth. then add the vanilla and pumpkin pie spice and stir to combine.
  4. Add all of the rice cereal and stir until well combined. Then add the remaining 4 ounces of mini marshmallows and stir just until they’re beginning to melt (you want little pockets of marshmallow).

  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. With slightly wet fingers, press the mixture lightly into the pan. Don’t pack it in or the bars will be dense. Sprinkle the top lightly with flaky sea salt, if desired. Allow to cool and enjoy! You can store the treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spiced Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 177IU4%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.