Monday, January 2, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

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My friend Anne emailed me this recipe sometime in December.  I thought it was a great twist on traditional Rice Krispies Treats, plus it was a nice change from the pumpkin pies and chocolate truffles that are always around during the holidays.  I added a little more of the spices than the recipe called for, which did give the treats a nice pumpkin spice flavor.  Aside from that, I followed the directions exactly and it turned out really well.  They are also nice for gifting (I put them in a pretty box along with my fudge from last week).  Enjoy, and let me know if you do make these.



Ingredients:

·         unsalted butter 2TB, 28 grams
·         pumpkin puree 1/4 cup, 616 grams
·         mini marshmallows 1 (10oz bag) plus 1 cup, 333 grams
·         vanilla extract 1/4 tsp, 1 gram
·         ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp, 1 gram
·         allspice - a pinch
·         nutmeg - a pinch, freshly grated
·         salt - a pinchPublish Post
·         rice krispie cereal 6 cups, 168 grams
makes 48 treats. we made them small, approximately 1.5" square.
Preparation:
Butter a 9" x 13" baking dish*.
In a heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add the pumpkin puree and continue to cook until it is warmed through. Fold in 10 ounces of marshmallows, stirring frequently until almost completely melted. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt -remove from heat.
Allow the marshmallow mixture to cool for 10 minutes; fold in the remaining cup of marshmallows. Continue to cool the mixture for another 20-25 minutes until it is room temperature (it's important to do this, otherwise the treats will turn out soggy). Add the cereal and stir, using a rubber spatula, until combined.
Press the mixture into the greased baking dish. Let set for 30 minutes before cutting and serving.
*if you use a smaller baking dish, say 8"x11", the treats will simply be taller. go for it if you like them that way.

22 comments:

Adele said...

Totally yummy! I adore rice krispie treats! Hope you had a good New Years celebration Erin xoxo
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Summer said...

Oooh, these look delicious! Bookmarking this. <3 :)

Couture Carrie said...

So yummy, darling ~ thanks for the recipe!

Happy New Year!

xoxox,
CC

SomeKindOfStyle said...

Mm...looking so so yummy! x

Wishing you all the best and sweets for the new Year 2012! x

The PvdH Journal said...

Oh YUUUM! I've never heard of something like this before!!!

Happy New year darling!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

yum, may have to 'pin' this for fall. as my thighs do not need anymore treats as of this moment!

Morgan said...

These sound so good! I love pumpkin spice anything, but rice krispie treats? Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Little Ms. Fun said...

Omg, those look sooo yummy!! I think I need to make these. Maybe even today since I have the whole day off. :)

Stephanie said...

holy hell. all I read was the title of this post and my mouth started drooling.

Stephanie said...

I definitely want to make these but I need to wait for an event. otherwise, I'd eat the whole batch and totally blow my diet. yum!

Jamie said...

Yum. These sound great.

Whit said...

Mmmm these look delicious!
-wHiT
www.blacklittlebutton.blogspot.com

Val Fox said...

Those look quite delicious!

beancakes said...

oh these sound great erin ~ i love rice krispy treats!! happy new year to you!!!
xo, kristina

Jenna@TheLifeoftheWife said...

Those look DELISH! I might have to make them! I have a slight addiction to rice krispie treats. I have one on my blog for Cake Batter ones.

Love your blog!
Jenna
www.thelifeofthewife.blosgpot.com

Marissa said...

These look sooo yummy! I am definitely going to have to give them a try! xoxo Marissa

http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

Charis said...

Ohhh these sound scrummy... & I literally don't think I did any baking last year at all so maybe I should try them!

Kathy S said...

Yum!!

Jen said...

Ooh, nice job - they look delicious! I could go for one (or four) right now. :)

Grace said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum YUM! Looks so delish!

p.s.- THANK you SO much for your kind comment! It made my day! :)

xo

Elle Sees said...

this looks amazing! i need to bookmark this asap.

Oh my Dior! said...

I love that recipe!! I am following you via google friend conect hope you can follow me back so we can keep in touch! happy new year!!

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