Pumpkin Spice Krispies

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DSC_0683DSC_0631Pumpkin spice lattes schmattes….

I came across these pumpkin flavored marshmallows in the store and could only think of one thing to make, pumpkin spice krispies! I made two versions and found the pumpkin marshmallows alone didn’t taste like Fall enough for me and decided to add pumpkin pie spice and my all time favorite, cinnamon! I also attempted to free hand the krispies into a pumpkin shape, so excuse the imperfections. DSC_0734*This recipe could easily be made vegan by substituting the butter for vegan butter. Also, I’ve only seen these pumpkin flavored marshmallows at Sprout’s markets so if you don’t find them, I think they would taste just as amazing with regular marshmallows. In case you’re wondering, Kraft marshmallows are NOT vegan, but the Trader Joe’s marshmallows are and I swear on my life that you could not tell the difference between the two brands. AND no, I’m not vegan, I just like being aware of what I can share and enjoy with vegan friends.

DSC_0657Rice krispies are so quick and easy to make and I doubt you need step by step directions (they come on the cereal box), but I made a few tweaks to these bad boys.

On low heat melt the butter, then add the marshmallows, and pumpkin pie spice.PSK 1Stir the marshmallows to assess the distribution of heat and make sure they’re melting evenly and then add the rice cereal and turn off the heat. STIR, STIR, STIR.PSLK IIIn a parchment lined (not wax paper!) pan, you can either pack in the cereal tight or loose. OR you can gently pack it. Don’t forget to top with cinnamon!DSC_0680As far as shaping, I used part of a mason jar lid as a cookie cutter and pressed it into the tightly packed krispies and then cut out small triangles to attempt to resemble a pumpkin. Or if you’re feeling lazy, it is much easier to use the lid to guide your knife to cut the krispies in circle shapes and leave it at that.DSC_0621DSC_0625And there you have it! Easy and quick fall treats! Enjoy!DSC_0733DSC_0634

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

1 bag (10oz) of pumpkin marshmallows

2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice

6 Cups rice cereal

Dash of Cinnamon

Directions:

Line 12” x 8” pan with parchment paper. On low heat melt butter, add marshmallows, and pumpkin pie spice. Once marshmallows have melted, add rice cereal and stir to mix well. Gently pack the rice krispies into the pan and top with a dash of cinnamon. You can now either use a cookie cutter to make a shape of a pumpkin or cut them any way your fall-inspired heart desires!

 

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