Welcome to Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats blog event hosted by Brenda at Meal Planning Magic! Check out the links in the hop below and head over to Meal Planning Magic to learn more about joining in the fun!
This week I picked a really easy but much-loved recipe – Rice Krispies Treats. These are a favorite of mine because of how quick and versatile they are while also being incredibly tasty. I used pumpkin spice marshmallows for these but they are also awesome with classic marshmallows. Last year around Christmas I found French Vanilla and Gingerbread flavored marshmallows as well and I imagine either of those would be fantastic too.
One of the great things about Rice Krispies Treats is that you can make these while something else is baking since they don’t need to go in the oven and they don’t take very long to make. Then you can just put the pan aside and move on to something else with one more thing marked off your to-do list. Gotta love that!
And I’ve found that these treats are always a hit. They are a popular item in gift baskets, always seem to disappear from dessert tables, and are always one of the first things gone from bake sales. So clearly I’m not the only one that loves these.
I had never had pumpkin spice marshmallows and though I thought they were a bit different at first I did really like them. They taste a lot like the pumpkin spice kisses. These would be a big hit for Thanksgiving too I think, especially with kids!
I’ve never frozen Rice Krispies Treats before but the Rice Krispies Treat web site says you can freeze them by cutting them and placing them in an airtight container with wax paper between each layer. They will freeze well for up to 6 weeks and just need to sit out for at least 15 minutes before serving. This makes them an even better treat for the holidays I think!
Rice Krispies Treats
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Package Marshmallows, regular size
6 Cups Rice Krispies cereal
Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. Once melted add in the marshmallows and stir until they are totally melted.
Remove the pot from the heat and add the cereal. Stir to coat completely.
Pat the mixture into a 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed liberally with non-stick spray. Allow the treats to cool. Cut and enjoy!