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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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I have been looking ALL over for these cherrios, Sues! These marshmallow treats are calling my name. I love this fall version!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
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!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
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 🙂
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 🙂 Bring on the pumpkin!
sarah k @ the pajama chef says
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. 🙂 i've always loved pumpkin spice too--even before it's cool--so i'll keep on loving it now 🙂
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
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!
YUM! What a great idea. My kids would love these.
Michelle Lahey says
These look like the perfect fall treat! I love that the Cheerios are made with actual pumpkin, too.
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!
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! 🙂
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
I need to get my hands on some pumpkin cheerios stat!
I am absolutely delighted right now.
Platt College says
I want to try this recipe with chocolate cheerios. Yum!
You genius, you. These look WAY amazing (as do the PSCheerios on their own). Cannot WAIT to try these out!
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?)
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.
Just FYI, I could not find them on the shelf. Happy to report Trade Joes has their own version
@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 🙂
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 🙂
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!
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?
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!
@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 🙂
@Soozin- I hope they were delicious!!