Holiday times bring out such tasty little treats! I had no idea that Jet-Puffed had come out with such unique flavors such as toasted coconut and chocolate mint, and I even saw German chocolate cake and cinnamon roll marshmallows. What an exciting concept! Then earlier in the month, I found these adorable marshmallows. Shaped like pumpkins, and pumpkin spice flavored! I obviously had to give them a try! My husband and I sneaked a little taste to see how they were by themselves, but that was all that was allowed. I had plans for these little marshmallows. The back of the bag had the classic rice krispie treats recipe, but with a twist of using the pumpkin spice marshmallows and adding candy corn. Well, my main goals with these were to try the marshmallows as rice krispie treats, and to use my Halloween sprinkles! Yup, see the little bats and pumpkins on top of the chocolate? 🙂 I therefore decided to omit the candy corn and add some chocolate on top instead, to really give my sprinkles some background to pop against. If you can find these little marshmallows, they’re definitely worth a try, especially as rice krispie treats! Whether you dress them up with chocolate or keep them plain and simple, they’re sure to please your family and friends! Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
Note: If you can’t find the marshmallows, substitute 10 ounces of regular marshmallows and 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (10-ounce) bag Pumpkin Spice Mallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1½-2 cups semisweet chocolate, melted (optional)
Line a 13×9 baking dish with foil and lightly greasing it.
To make the treats in the microwave: Melt the butter in a large bowl in the microwave. Add in the marshmallows, stirring and tossing to coat them in the melted butter. Microwave for another 1½ minutes or until melted, stopping to stir after 45 seconds. Stir in the Rice Krispies until they are all coated. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
To make on the stove: In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and stir to coat in the melted butter. Stir constantly until the marshmallows are melted. Stir in the Rice Krispies until they are all coated. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
If desired, smooth the melted chocolate over the top of the treats and decorate. Let the treats cool and the chocolate set before cutting into bars.
Source: Adapted from a Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Mallow bag