There was this wise guy that once said, “Life is like a marshmallow- easy to chew but hard to swallow.” My personal take on that is that if life is throwing you marshmallows… just make Rice Krispie treats!! And then sit, eat, and be merry! <3 There is no problem too difficult that chowing down on one of these homemade bad boys won’t make an itty bit better.
Seriously. Have you ever had a warm Rice Krispie treat with a hot cup of coffee? It’s a perfectly acceptable breakfast. And for lunch and dinner, well, I’ve noticed that the kids eat quite a bit faster when they know they’ve got these crispy, creamy treats waiting for them afterwards!
In the spirit of autumn officially beginning (September 22nd, y’all!) I HAD to throw some pumpkin spice in the mix. It just makes your belly warm and cozy like we all will be soon, snuggled up in our hoodies and boots! So if life has been throwing you a lot of marshmallows lately then take those suckers and whip up this delicious snack because, why not? Life is too short to not indulge on the amazing. 😉
Grab these goodies to get started:
(Recipe from WhoNeedsACape.com)
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 40 regular sized marshmallows (approx. 1 bag)
- 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rise Krispies® cereal
- 1 1/2 – 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Step 1) Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan or glass dish (cooking spray works fine.) In a large bowl, melt the butter in the microwave and add the marshmallows. Toss to coat them well.
Step 2) Heat the marshmallows in the microwave for 1 minute on high power, stir, and then heat for 30 seconds longer and stir again. At this point they should be pretty much melted but if you’ve got a stubborn batch then nuke ’em again in 20 second increments.
Step 3) Add the pumpkin spice seasoning and Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® to the melted marshmallows and stir well until the cereal is bunched together by sticky deliciousness. Using 1.5 tsp of seasoning gives a very subtle pumpkin flavor so I would start with that and give it a little taste. If you want a stronger flavor, add the other 1/2 tsp!
Step 4) Put your mixture into the greased dish. Spray the back of a spoon with cooking spray and use it to push the Rice Krispie treat down evenly around the pan. Then let it cool and harden and dig in!!
And right now, on certain varieties of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® you will find a chance to win $25 in Crayola Cash! You just check inside the box for a winning sticker and redeem it at KelloggsCrayolaRewards.com!
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I hope you enjoy these treats as much as we do. For more fun recipes, visit MyMilitarySavings.com!