Thursday, October 29, 2015

four step pumpkin spice candy rice crispy treats

Yo, has anyone else realized that it's Halloween this weekend? That kind of...snuck up on me. Noah's Mad Max: Fury Road costume is done, but I still have a host of other small side projects to do before this Saturday, yikes. 

This recipe thought, is in honor of not just Halloween but Thanksgiving, and fall in general. It's no secret I've been obsessing about pumpkin everything. Pumpkin galette, paleo pumpkin's one of my favorite times of year. This pumpkin recipe, in contrast, contains no actual pumpkin. What, you say? No actual pumpkin? 

Well last time I was at Wal-Mart (I know, I know, the devil...) I found both pumpkin pie spice chips (like chocolate chips) and pumpkin pie spice marshmallows. Um...both of those things came home with me in multiple, and I knew exactly what I was going to make: Candy Pumpkin Pie Spice Rice Crispy Treats! Today I'm sharing the recipe to make your own, just in time for Halloween weekend. 

You will need: 

6 cups of crispy rice (a bit less then a full box)
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) of butter

1 large pot
1 9 x 9 square glass baking dish, greased

**If you can't find these marshmallows, you can always use 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice and a bag of regular marshmallows.

The process:

1. Melt the butter in the bottom of a large pot. 

2. Add marshmallows, and stir constantly until melted. Then add pumpkin pie spice chips and stir until incorporated.

3. Add rice crispies and stir until completely coated with the marshmallow/candy mixture.

4. Pour your mixture into your 9 x 9 pan and spread around evenly, pressing down to help compact your treats. Let cool and eat! 

Please also do take a moment to enjoy the insane deliciousness of these treats, and their ironic lack of any actual pumpkin!

Enjoy these, and all your other Halloween treats. If you want some other ideas you can always check out my cooking page here. Happy Halloween!

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  1. This sounds super delicious! I am supposed to make a dessert for my mom's upcoming birthday party, and being pumpkin lovers one and all, I plan to make these yummies. I think they will be a complete hit, despite the ironic fact that there is no actual pumpkin used. I LOVE how you said that! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

    1. I love that, let me know how it goes!

    2. I love that, let me know how it goes!

  2. Sounds delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes and happy Halloween!

  3. This sounds yummy :) looks so good ,,Pinned!!
    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  4. I love rice crispy treats, but I have never had them with pumpkin before. They sound totally delish.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning. These will be featured next week!

  5. Wow, I haven't made Rice Krispies squares in years! I've never attempted a special flavor like this with them either! Thanks for sharing the yummy goodness at Merry Monday!

  6. Yummy!!! I am going to look for those Pumpkin Spice chips!!
    Thanks for the recipe!!