Pumpkin Pie Cereal Treats

Look at these adorable marshmallow-cereal treats! Coloring part of the mix with orange food coloring and flavoring with pumpkin pie spice gives the classic dessert a fall or Thanksgiving twist.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 tarts


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 6 tablespoon butter

  • 6 cup miniature marshmallows (1, 10.5-oz. pkg.)

  • 6 cup crisp rice cereal

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Salt

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • few drops orange food coloring

  • 1 cup canned white frosting


  1. Coat 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. In a large saucepan melt 4 tablespoons of the butter over medium-low. Add 4 cups of the marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 4 cups of the cereal, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Press into bottoms and up sides of prepared muffin cups.

  2. In same saucepan, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low. Add remaining 2 cups marshmallows. Stir in pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, pinch salt, and food coloring; stir until marshmallows melt. Remove from heat. Add remaining rice cereal; stir until evenly coated. Press the orange mixture into the center of each "crust". Set aside until cooled and firm, at least 30 minutes. Remove from cups.

  3. Place frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe frosting on top of each tart. Wrap each individually in plastic wrap, if desired.

    Pumpkin Pie Cereal Tarts
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
9g Fat
44g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Folate, total 80.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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