Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

I have been looking for a good pumpkin rice krispie recipe for a couple of years now. I've seen them made with pumpkin spice marshmallows, but I don't care for the flavor of pumpkin spice marshmallows--their flavor is more spice than pumpkin (but they are great for decorating a haunted gingerbread house!). I've even seen them made with pumpkin spice Hershey kisses. Again, not really a fan of pumpkin spice kisses. I wanted a recipe that used actually pumpkin. And then I came across this one on Pinterest and it was exactly what I was looking for!

3 tablespoons butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
1/8 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6 cups Rice Krispie cereal

Grease a 9x13-inch pan with butter or cooking spray. 

In a large pan melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in marshmallows. Once they are melted, remove from heat and add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Stir until well combined.

Important: Unlike other rice krispie treats, you need to let the marshmallow mixture cool for 15 to 20 minutes. If you get impatient (like I did the first time) and don't let it cool and thicken, your treats will turn out too moist. They'll still taste yummy, but they don't have that nice crunch.

Pour in the cereal and coat well. Transfer to grease pan and press the treats into the pan with greased hands or spatula.

Allow to cool completely and cut into bars.

Because I was making two kinds of rice krispies--pumpkin and brown butter, I halved the recipe.



More Pumpkin Recipes
Cheese Tortellini in a Pumpkin Sauce
Cinnamon-Sugar Pastry with Pumpkin Dip
Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes
Pumpkin-Black Bean Stew with Spicy Sausage 
Pumpkin Bread!
Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin Caramels!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies
Pumpkin Fudge
Pumpkin Hot Cocoa 
Pumpkin Lasagna Rolls
Pumpkin Oatmeal
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and Dried Cranberries
Pumpkin Penne Casserole
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
Roasted Pumpkin Chickpeas
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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