Apple Pie Rice Krispie Treats

The classic childhood treat, with a touch of fall.  These apple pie rice krispie treats are easy to make, require no baking, and give a beloved treat a little festive flavor!

apple pie rice krispie treats

I love rice krispie treats because they are so easy to make! They’re also a great base to add your favorite mix-ins and flavors. After I made these pumpkin spice rice krispie treats, I decided I had to make a caramel apple version!

If you love apple as much as I do, be sure to check out my single serve apple crisp, my crockpot apple butter, and my apple pie french toast waffles!

Let’s Make Some Apple Pie Rice Krispie Treats!

Okay so if you know how to make rice krispie treats you are basically going to do the same thing but I do have some tips that I learned over time about rice krispies!

Tips for the Best Rice Krispie Treats

  • Use fresh marshmallows: Fresh marshmallows will melt more easily and evenly, resulting in a smoother texture and a better overall taste. If your marshmallows are old or stale, they may not melt properly and can result in clumps or a gritty texture.
  • Don’t overheat the marshmallows: When melting the marshmallows, be sure to heat them slowly and watch them carefully. Overheating the marshmallows can cause them to become tough and chewy, making it difficult to mix with the cereal.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of marshmallows out from melting.  We will mix them in when we mix in the cereal.  This adds some super creamy/marshmallowy texture to the rice krispies.
  • Add butter for flavor and texture: Adding butter to your Rice Krispie Treats will give them a rich and buttery flavor, as well as a smoother and more spreadable texture. Be sure to use unsalted butter so that the treats don’t become too salty.
  • If you have any trouble pressing them down with your hands without getting stuck to them, just drizzle a little water on your hands!  Seriously makes them not stick at all.
  • Then, you don’t want to press the krispies into the dish too hard.  The harder you press them down, the more dense they become because you lose a lot of the air in there.  For light and airy krispies, just press down lightly with your hands.
  • Let them cool before cutting: Letting the treats cool completely before cutting them will help them to set and hold their shape. If you cut them too soon, they may become too soft and crumbly.

Lastly, I store these on the counter and not in the fridge.  Keeping them colds hardens the marshmallows a little too much and the texture isn’t quite as good.  They will last a few days on the counter and trust me they probably won’t last that long anyways 😛

apple pie rice krispie treats

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a large pot
  • a rubber spatula to stir with
  • an 8×8 baking dish
  • parchment paper
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apple pie rice krispies

Apple Pie Rice Krispie Treats

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 8×8 pan 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The classic childhood treat, with a touch of fall.  These apple pie rice krispie treats are easy to make, require no baking, and give a beloved treat a little festive flavor!


  • 10 oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups rice cereal
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce (try my easy tahini vegan salted caramel)


  1. Reserve 1/2 heaping cup of marshmallows and set aside. 
  2. Add the remaining marshmallows to a large pot. Add the milk and butter and heat over medium heat stirring frequently until the marshmallows are melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the apple pie spice and vanilla.
  4. Then pour in the cereal, stir, add the remaining marshmallows, and then stir until evenly coated.
  5. Pour the cereal mixture into an 8×8 baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Using your fingers or parchment paper, lightly press into the pan.
  7. Leave the treats at room temperature to set.
  8. Once they’re set, drizzle caramel sauce on top.


Traditional Rice Krispie cereal is not certified gluten free.  If you want a gluten free option, I recommend One Degree Organics brown rice crisps

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/9 of pan


  1. Loved the flavor of these rice treats! Reminds me of fall in every bite!

  2. Made these for dessert tonight and will be making them again! They tasted absolutely amazing and had such a wonderful flavor!

  3. These were amazing! What a nice flavor combination and so much better than just plain old rice krispie treats!

  4. YUM! It was soooo tasty. I could have ate it all on my own. 🙂

  5. The apple pie flavor was so good. I love it even more than the regular rice krispies.

  6. DUDE! I had no idea this existed until now! Such a fun twist on the classic with some amped up flavor from the apples and caramel!

  7. I love rice krispie treats, and these babies were pure comfort in an easy little batch. My kiddos loved them!

  8. Brilliant! These are SO SO good.

  9. My brain said rice krispy treat, but my mouth definitely tasted those warm fall apple pie spices wrapped in caramel. What a great idea! My grandkids loved them!

  10. These were insane and way better than regular treats! I loved the apple pie flavor!

  11. OMG why has this recipe not been in my life sooner? I’m keeping this one for every occasion

  12. These were an absolute treat! My partner asked for the recipe so he could make them again!

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