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Pumpkin Cheerios Marshmallow Treats

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.

Head-on view of a stack of four pumpkin Cheerios marshmallow treats on a white plate surrounded by white chocolate chips with box of cereal and pan of bars in the background and recipe title at top

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.Β 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.

If you really want to know the truth, I bought these Pumpkin Spice Cheerios the second I heard about them and this box is already completely gone. And if I’m being completely honest, I should probably tell you that since I couldn’t find them anywhere, I ended up just ordering them online from Target.

And now that this box is gone and I still can’t find them anywhere, I’m considering placing another order. It’s the second week of September; why are Pumpkin Spice Cheerios not in my stores?

Head-on view of a box of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

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. Why are you trying to make me feel shame??

I especially love it when it’s not too try-hard. You know, when it just works. And pumpkin spice really just works in Cheerios. Plus, they’re made with real pumpkin puree and don’t have a fake taste to them. Perfect in a bowl with milk to start a cool fall morning.

Head-on view of a measuring cup filled with Pumpkin Spice Cheerios with a box of cereal in the background

But even better mixed with marshmallows and white chocolate chips and made into Cheerio treats. Am I right?

I wanted to do something fun with the Cheerios (other than mindlessly eating them all in a night) and these pumpkin spice Cheerio bars just felt right to me.


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 in a greased 9×13 baking dish, let rest for an hour, slice, and serve!

Collage showing process for making pumpkin spice Cheerios treats, including marshmallows melting with butter in saucepan and Cheerio and marshmallow mixture resting in pan

I’ve actually never been a big Rice Krispies treats person. I really don’t know why, considering I love, 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.

I knew that making marshmallow treats with Pumpkin Spice Cheerios would not leave me unfulfilled.

Overhead view of pumpkin spice Cheerios marshmallow treats cut into squares in pan

Why use Rice Krispies when you can use the amazingness that is Cheerios to make bars? I have no idea why some people make the choices they make.

To be fair, not only did I mix Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and mini marshmallows together, but I also stirred in some cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and white chocolate chips. A dream team combination.

Head-on close-up view of four pumpkin Cheerios marshmallow treats on a white plate surrounded by white chocolate chips

And now these pumpkin spice Cheerio treats are probably going to just live on my kitchen counter forever because I’m planning to keep eating them and making more, eating them and making more. Etc, etc. etc.

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.

Landscape head-on view of a stack of four pumpkin Cheerios marshmallow treats on a white plate with white chocolate chips with box of cereal and more bars in pan in the background

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.

Head-on view of a stack of four pumpkin Cheerios marshmallow treats on a white plate surrounded by white chocolate chips with box of cereal and pan of bars in the background

I mean, if I tried to hand you one of these, you wouldn’t take it? And you wouldn’t get at least a few little warm and fuzzy feelings when you walked into my kitchen and all smelled of pumpkin spice? Really??

What about if I handed you a pumpkin spice latte?? Just kidding… I’m actually not a fan of those. I much prefer a nice, strong cup of pumpkin spice flavored coffee.

Head-on view of my hand holding up a pumpkin Cheerios marshmallow treat with more in the background

Though I’ve done a little shopping, I’mΒ resisting actually wearing sweaters and boots until I absolutely have to. But I’m done resisting the pumpkin. You have officially been warned.

But don’t worry; I’m not planning on going too overboard this year. After all, squash and apples and cranberries are making their way here, too. Who needs strawberries and corn and cherries, anyway??? (wahhh, I do. Summer, I will miss you dearly).

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
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
15 mins

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Marshmallow Treats -- 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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheerio Bars, Cheerio Desserts, Pumkin Spice Recipes, Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
Servings: 12 (large) bars
Author: Sues
  • 1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 11.5 oz. bag marshmallows (I used mini marshmallows)
  • 7 cups Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Spray 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  3. Add marshmallows to saucepan and stir until melted.
  4. Turn off heat and add in Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Stir until Cheerios are completed coated in marshmallow.
  5. Fold in white chocolate chips.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and let sit for about an hour to cool and harden.
  7. Cut into squares.



Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Marshmallow Treats -- 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 | wearenotmartha.com #pumpkinspice #cheerios #cheeriotreats #cheeriobars #dessertbars

25 Responses to "Pumpkin Cheerios Marshmallow Treats"

  1. I have been looking ALL over for these cherrios, Sues! These marshmallow treats are calling my name. I love this fall version!

  2. My goodness, I didn’t know that pumpkin Cheerios even existed! I definitely need to pick up a box soon to make these tasty bars. They are the perfect game day snack!

  3. I’m SO excited for Fall and I’m all over pumpkin everything!! So exciting that you ordered a couple of sweater dresses! I love Fall clothes and boots! And your little fur baby even got a Halloween toy…how cute! Our little fur baby loves toys, but goes through them pretty fast….he is always in search of the squeaker! So fun watching him play with it πŸ™‚
    I haven’t seen these Cheerios in stores and such a brilliant idea using them here instead of Rice Krispies. I completely know what you’re saying about the Rice Krispies, though. I’ve never really been inclined to eat them ’cause there’s just no substance to them really. No fill factor. I’ll have to keep a look out for the Cheerios so I can make these lovelies πŸ™‚ Bring on the pumpkin!

  4. ummm, genius! these sound so good. i always get the pumpkin cereal from trader joe’s in the fall, but want to try these cheerios this year. πŸ™‚ i’ve always loved pumpkin spice too–even before it’s cool–so i’ll keep on loving it now πŸ™‚

  5. Lol, we are totally cut from the same cloth! I did almost the same exact things this weekend, minus the ghost emoji toy for the dog — I WANT ONE! And sweater dresses and boots – bring em on! I’m finally embracing fall is happening too and I’m thinking these treats are the perfect way to celebrate! I used to loooooove cheerios, Sues! I haven’t had them in ages, so these are totally making me reminiscent of the good ‘ole days! These pumpkin cheerio marshmallow treats look bomb! Totally trying these babies! Cheers!

  6. Pam says:

    YUM! What a great idea. My kids would love these.

  7. These look like the perfect fall treat! I love that the Cheerios are made with actual pumpkin, too.

  8. Mir says:

    When did it stop being cool to like pumpkin spice? Aaah. I missed that memo, and I’m glad. Because I don’t wanna stop loving all the treats, and this particular cereal treat is awesome!

  9. Meghan says:

    I’m still fully enjoying summer and the high 80’s temps over the next few days, but I’ll give these a try in October! πŸ™‚

  10. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says:

    I need to get my hands on some pumpkin cheerios stat!

  11. Cakespy says:

    I am absolutely delighted right now.

  12. Platt College says:

    I want to try this recipe with chocolate cheerios. Yum!

  13. Karly says:

    You genius, you. These look WAY amazing (as do the PSCheerios on their own). Cannot WAIT to try these out!

  14. Lisa says:

    You read my mind! Went looking for these at my local grocery store a few weeks ago and didn’t find it. Saw them at Walmart this past weekend and bought 2 boxes. You know just in case I like them, eat them and go buy more and the run out? So now I’m making marshmallow treats and I still haven’t even tasted them! But bring on all things fall and pumpkin and cool and fall ( Ha I’m from Arizona so i love what I don’t have and that’s the fall season which is non existent here in Phoenix?)

  15. Joan says:

    I have the pumpkin spice Cheerios and find they taste better straight out of the box rather than in milk. I was thinking of just following the Rice Krispy treat recipe but this looks better. I might add chopped pecans, too. By the way, a handful of these Cheerios also taste great tossed on top of a serving of cheesecake flavored pudding.

  16. cheryl says:

    Just FYI, I could not find them on the shelf. Happy to report Trade Joes has their own version

  17. Sues says:

    @Cheryl- Yes, I’ve been having a tough time finding them, too! Very disappointing. But I have heard that TJ’s version is even better so that is great advice πŸ™‚

  18. Bonnie says:

    I found this recipe and was really excited!!!Went to my local Walmart and saw the pumpkin spice Cheerios and then got really really excited…told the gal at checkout what I was going to make and told her to go on Pinterest and look for the recipe.
    There are sooo good and sooo easy to make πŸ™‚

  19. Wendy says:

    Wow…great minds really DO think alike! I, also bought these, and IMMEDIATELY thought they would be great to make cereal bars out of. Yes, I even added white chocolate chips! De-lish!! I went a little further, and made another batch with milk chocolate chips (because I LOVE pumpkin chocolate chip cookies Lol) ….which were also very tasty! I wish these Cheerios were sold YEAR ROUND!

  20. Allyson says:

    These sound really good. I’ve been wanting to make something with my pumpkin spice cheerios. I’m not a big fan of white chocolate though. Do you think darker chocolate would go with this recipe? Has anyone tried that? Or could you just leave them out and do a chocolate drizzle?

  21. Soozin says:

    I just made these but added some toasted chopped pecans and used sea salt caramel chips instead of white chocolate chips, love sweet and salty. Impatiently waiting for them to cool so I can eat some!

  22. Sues says:

    @Allyson- Hi! I haven’t tried dark chocolate, but I bet that would be awesome!! I love a pumpkin and chocolate combo. It would also be fine to leave the chips out and just do a drizzle πŸ™‚

  23. Sues says:

    @Soozin- I hope they were delicious!!

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