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!