Fall is in the air and these Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Treats are an easy-to-make spin on the classic Rice Krispies treats. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and marshmallows are a match made in heaven.
Welp, football season has officially started, so it looks like I'm breaking out the pumpkin. I also drank tea this weekend. And took a bath. These are things I never ever do in the summer.
I also ordered a couple sweater dresses online (which most likely won't fit me) and brought a couple sweaters to the dry cleaners. I did some boot browsing and a little "fall cleaning."
I briefly thought about getting out my Halloween decorations (which consist mainly of glitter pumpkins) and bought my dog a ghost emoji toy at PetSmart. I am no longer in denial that summer is ending and I'm welcoming fall with open arms. My only wish is that the fall season will be kind to us and stick around for a good long while until the snow starts coming.
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
I bought these Pumpkin Spice Cheerios the second I heard about them and this box is already completely gone. If you haven't tried them yet, you should know how fantastic they are.
They're made with real pumpkin puree and don't have a fake taste to them whatsoever. They're perfect in a bowl with milk to start a cool fall morning.
In case you can't tell, I'm a fan. I know it's really not cool to like pumpkin spice anymore, but I don't care. I will probably always love pumpkin and fall spices and I don't know why I feel the need to apologize for it.
Pumpkin and Cheerios is a match made in heaven and I'm so happy General Mills finally jumped into the fad.
But these Pumpkin Spice Cheerios are even better mixed with marshmallows and white chocolate chips and made into Cheerio treats. Trust me on this.
I wanted to do something fun with the Cheerios (other than mindlessly eating them all in a night) and these bars just felt right to me.
These Pumpkin Cheerios treat bars are simple and you don't need too much to make them. Here are all the ingredients required:
- Marshmallows (I used mini)
- Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
- White chocolate chips
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Marshmallow Treats
You may already know how easy rice krispies treats are to make and you'll be happy to hear these pumpkin Cheerio bars are just as easy!
All you have to do is melt some butter in a saucepan and stir the marshmallows in until melted.
Add Cheerios, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and stir to coat the cereal in marshmallow. Fold in white chocolate chips.
Spread the mixture in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
Let rest for an hour, slice, and serve!
How easy is that?? And how delicious are these??
I've actually never been a big Rice Krispies treats person. I really don't know why, considering I absolutely love marshmallows and don't have any problem whatsoever with Rice Krispies. They've just always tasted sort of empty to me and leave me feeling unsatisfied, like I need something more.
But making marshmallow treats with Pumpkin Spice Cheerios did not leave me unfulfilled.
Why use Rice Krispies when you can use the amazingness that is Cheerios to make bars?
To be fair, not only did I mix Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and mini marshmallows together, but I also stirred in all those fall spices and white chocolate chips. A dream team combination.
I wish marshmallows had maybe a little bit less sugar in them because I kind of want to start eating these for breakfast. Though I guess I'd probably have to leave out the white chocolate chips, too. And that would be a shame.
Even if you're feeling down on all things pumpkin spice this year, I still think you should give these Cheerio bars a try. Let's be honest, you probably just think you don't like pumpkin spice because everyone is telling you not to and laughing at you when you pick up a product off the shelf.
But who cares what they say. They just feel like they're too cool to admit that they love the stuff, too.
More Pumpkin Spice Recipes You'll Love
I totally understand if you're experiencing some pumpkin spice fatigue. But I also strongly urge you to try some of these fabulous recipes that are likely to make you fall in love with pumpkin season again:
- Pumpkin Crepes
- Pumpkin Macarons
- Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls
- Pumpkin Pie Applesauce
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake
- Pumpkin Hot Coconut
- Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Bacon Frosting
- Pumpkin Roll Muffins (from OMG Chocolate Desserts)
- Pumpkin Panna Cotta (from Lemons for Lulu)
But whatever you do, make these Pumpkin Cheerios Marshmallow Treats to bring to your fall gatherings, bake sales, or Halloween parties.
Or making them to keep on your kitchen countertop to enjoy with an afternoon cup of coffee with a friend. Or to hide in your kids' lunchboxes.
Don't worry; I'm not planning on going too overboard with pumpkin spice this year. After all, squash and apples and cranberries are making their way here, too.
But I'll certainly be having quite a few bowls of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios this season!
Are you saying no to pumpkin spice this year or letting a little bit of it into your life?
If you like baking with Cheerios, check out my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios Granola Bars or my Very Berry Cheerios Marshmallow Treat Pops. I also love these Honey Nut Cheerios Cupcakes from Bakerita.
Pumpkin Cheerios Marshmallow Treats
- ½ stick (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter
- 11.5 oz. bag marshmallows (I used mini marshmallows)
- 7 cups Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp ginger
- ¾ cup white chocolate chips
- Spray 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
- Add marshmallows to saucepan and stir until melted.
- Turn off heat and add in Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Stir until Cheerios are completely coated in marshmallow.
- Fold in white chocolate chips.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and let sit for about an hour to cool and harden.
- Cut into squares.
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