October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

I love new seasonal foods.  and I’m pretty sure they are getting better and more creative every year.  Jet puffed marshmallows = some genius ideas!

So, when I saw a bag of pumpkin spice marshmallows a week or so ago, I got kind of excited.  I mean, pumpkin? Marshmallows?  and they smell so good, I knew I needed to buy them.  They even make my whole cupboard smell like fall!  I decided to make some pumpkin Krispie Treats!


Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats from the back of the bag :)

1/4 C (1/2 stick) butter

1 10 oz bag Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

6 C Rice Krispies

    • Melt the butter in a non-stick sauce pan over low heat.

    • Add marshmallows, and stir so they marshmallows are all coated with butter.

    • Continue stirring until the marshmallows are all melted.  (One time I got impatient and turned the heat up.  I don’t recommend it.  My treats were so crunchy, I could barely even cut them.)

    • Stir in the rice krispies. (I really like gooey treats, so I started with only 4 cups, but I ended up adding all six, and I thought they were perfect.)

    to make them into pumpkins:

    I used a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, and pushed some of the treat mixture into it to form a pumpkin. 

    To make the face and stem, I used candy melts in disposable piping bags.  I love using candy melts this way, because when I’m all done, I just save the bag with the candy melts in it until the next time I need that color.  They harden, and then you just reheat when you need them, and you’re good to go! 

    I did some faces in black, and also in brown, so you can see which way you like better.  Which one do you prefer?



    or how about without a face?  For fall, instead of Halloween:


    I made some 3d pumpkins too.  Just roll some treat into a ball, smoosh it flat a little bit, and add a stem.  I used a mike n ike. 


    the small pumpkin is made with cocoa krispies, I wanted to try it.  I like normal better, but it was fun to try. 

    See how many options there are with these?  And the taste is the perfect fall twist to an old favorite!


    Carmen said...

    SO CUTE! I love pumpkins and your current dedication to them!

    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    These are so cute! They would be perfect for a class party.