Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Snickerdoodle Rice Krispies Treats

Confession: I can't resist seasonal ingredients  (damn you Target and your perfect seasonal displays!).  Especially in the fall.  Something overwhelms me when I see a regular bag of M&Ms, chocolate chips, or marshmallows has been transformed into something "special" for the fall holidays, be it with a simple color change, a design or shape adjustment or, my favorite, a new flavor.  So when I saw a bag of cinnamon bun flavored marshmallows, I scooped them up knowing there was only one end result for this new treat: rice krispies treats.  And they were awesome.  Every bit of a yummy cereal treat you expect, but with cinnamon flavor throughout and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar on top.  The marshmallows were far more subtle than I expected, which was nice if you were just going to pop a few in your mouth, or maybe spice up a cup of hot chocolate. So they gave a nice cinnamon pop to regular cereal bars which Dave adored, seeing as how Snickerdoodles are one of his favorite cookies.

Since the cinnamon marshmallows come in an 8 ounce bag, I did supplement with 2 ounces of mini marshmallows to make sure I had enough creamy goodness to mix into my cereal. I could have added another teaspoon or so to the butter/marshmallow mix to amp the cinnamon flavor, but I still enjoyed these treats--personal choice on that one.  Easy, fun and a little twist on the traditional, these are a great treat with a warm, fall flavor.

Snickerdoodle Rice Krispies Treats


6 cups crisp rice cereal
4 Tablespoons butter
8 ounces cinnamon bun flavored marshmallows
2 ounces mini marshmallows
1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1-2 Tablespoons cinnamon sugar

Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside.

In a medium pot, melt butter and marshmallows until smooth and creamy, adding cinnamon to taste if desired.

Carefully pour melted marshmallow mixture over cereal.  Working quickly, stir to evenly coat cereal.

Press cereal mixture into greased 9 x 13 pan to an even layer.

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Allow to cool and set for 15-30 minutes before cutting into bars.

Makes 24 bars.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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