Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats (Dairy Free)

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These dairy free and gluten free Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats are a fun fall dessert! They are simple and easy to customize for Halloween treats, too

image collage of dairy free gluten free pumpkin spice rice crispy treat with orange spinkles

I’m finally ready for pumpkin season, y’all!

I mentioned in a couple of my last blog posts that I was holding off on pumpkin recipes until it officially turned over into October. Maybe not the best blogger strategy (some bloggers get their pumpkin recipes up while it’s still summer…), but I prefer not to rush through the seasons.

dairy free gluten free pumpkin spice rice crispy treats with chocolate drizzle and orange sprinkles

Unless we’re talking about Christmas. I’m always ready for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰

One of my favorite marshmallow companies (Smashmallow) makes a pumpkin pie marshmallow, so I decided to make some Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats with them. They’re so good!! Smashmallow also makes Cinnamon Churro and Mint Chocolate Chip flavors, so yummy!

stack of dairy free gluten free pumpkin spice rice crispy treats with orange sprinkles

We made these for a fun fall treat, but if you want to make these for Halloween, you can add some black, red, and orange sprinkles to the top of these, or whatever you like! I love the flavor of chocolate with pumpkin spice, but you can always skip the chocolate on top of these and use just the white chocolate drizzle instead.

smashmallow pumpkin pie marshmallows dairy free and gluten free

How to make Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats

The Smashmallow marshmallows are thicker and stickier than regular Jet Puff marshmallows so we used slightly more oil in this recipe. If you can’t find the pumpkin pie Smashmallows, you can use the Jet Puff pumpkin spice marshmallows, but you’ll want to use only 1-1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil or Earth Balance soy free margarine instead of the 2 Tablespoons you’ll use with Smashmallows.

dairy free gluten free pumpkin spice rice crispy treats with chocolate and orange sprinkles on top

The Smashmallow Pumpkin Pie marshmallows don’t have artificial colors in them like the Jetpuff ones, so the rice crispy treats made with the Smashmallows are are going to be light in color but have a stronger pumpkin spice taste. They are delicious!

I added a little bit of white chocolate drizzle colored orange/yellow to the top of these Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats, but that is completely optional. Dairy free white chocolate can be hard to find, so you can skip it completely and they will still taste amazing.

You can also melt more chocolate and spread it on top in a thicker layer like I did with one batch (similar to my Scotcharoo Bars). Delicious!

stack of chocolate covered dairy free gluten free pumpkin spice rice crispy treats

The natural dairy free white chocolate chips are a slight off-white color and not really white, and natural food colors aren’t as bright, so the orange drizzle mostly just looks yellow in the photos ๐Ÿ˜‰

The best way to melt the dairy free white chocolate was to put a heat-proof cup in a bowl filled with very hot water (similar to the double-boiler method). For some reason, I had trouble getting the white chocolate to melt in the microwave, so this method worked great for me.

close up photo of dairy free gluten free pumpkin spice rice crispy treats on parchment paper with chocolate drizzle and sprinkles

Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats

These dairy free and gluten free Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats are a fun fall dessert! They are simple and easy to customize for Halloween treats, too
Dairy free, gluten free; Free of: eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (except for coconut)
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Bars, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free rice cripsy treats, pumpkin spice rice crispy treats
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 140kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan, melt the coconut oil or soy-free margarine. Once it’s melted, stir in the Smashmallows and cook over medium-low heat until the marshmallows are melted and smooth, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  • Pour the melted marshmallows over the rice crispy cereal in a large bowl and stir until everything is thoroughly coated and combined.
  • Using an oiled spatula or oiled hands, press the rice crispy mixture into the prepared pan and set aside to cool. 
  • For chocolate drizzle: melt 3 Tablespoons allergy friendly chocolate chips in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, OR in a cup placed in very hot water. Drizzle the chocolate all over the rice crispy treats.
  • For the white chocolate drizzle: melt the dairy free white chocolate in a cup placed in a small bowl of hot water. If you want a yellow-orange color for fall, add 1/2 teaspoon yellow natural powder food color. Drizzle over the rice crispy treats and add orange sprinkles while the chocolate and white chocolate are still wet.
  • Alternatively, you can melt more chocolate to spread on top of the rice crispy treats like I have done in a few of the photos. 
  • Allow the chocolate on top to set. Cut into 9 or 12 squares and enjoy!

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Notes

*The Smashmallow marshmallows are thicker and stickier than regular Jet Puff marshmallows so we used slightly more oil in this recipe. If you can’t find the pumpkin pie Smashmallows, you can use the Jet Puff pumpkin spice marshmallows, but you’ll want to use only 1-1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil or Earth Balance margarine.
We’ve made this recipe with both the JetPuff and the Smashmallow marshmallows. The Jet Puff pumpkin marshmallows don’t have as strong a pumpkin spice taste as the Smashmallows do, and they have food coloring so they’ll look and taste a bit different.ย ย 
**I added a little bit of white chocolate drizzle colored orange/yellow to the top of the rice crispy treats, but that is completely optional. Dairy free white chocolate can be hard to find, so you can skip it in this recipe and they will still be amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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