Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats

cinnamon rice krispie treats

Have you noticed all the fun different flavors of marshmallows that have been around lately? This summer I was buying strawberry, chocolate, caramel, swirl, and coconut. All kinds of deliciousness. This Fall there is a new crop of marshmallow flavors. So far I have seen pumpkin, chocolate mint and my personal favorite cinnamon bun.

So what do you do with a bag of cinnamon marshmallows? Make Rice Krispie treats of course!  Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats are a dressed up version of an old favorite.

cinnamon rice krispie treats

I change up the traditional Rice Krispie recipe you find on the back of the box of cereal. It usually calls for 1/4 cup of butter but if a 1/4 cup is good then 1/2 cup is better! I think it makes for a moister, not quite so dry treat.

cinnamon rice krispie treats

I do everything else the same – one bag of marshmallows and about 6 cups of cereal. I like my treats a bit gooey.

cinnamon rice krispie treats

I did dress these treats up just a little bit. I added 1/2 cup of Bit of Brickle (can be found in the chocolate chip area). They are small toffee pieces and I mixed them in with the marshmallow and cereal and then I sprinkled about another 1/3 cup over the top of the treats once they were in the pan. Another thing I do is I don’t smash the mixture down into the pan. I like my treats a little lighter and airer.

Then the final step is a drizzle of melted milk chocolate chips. Lots of fun flavors – cinnamon, chocolate and toffee – all in one place.

cinnamon rice krispie treats

Now if you can’t find the Cinnamon Bun marshmallows by Kraft, (I found them at Winco) you could add in about 1 tsp of cinnamon into your melted butter and marshmallow mixture.

Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats

Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6-7 C Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1/2 and 1/3 C toffee bits
  • 1 C milk chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  • In a pan on the stove top combine marshmallows and butter and melt - can also be done in the microwave.
  • Mix marshmallows and butter until butter melts and mixture is smooth. If you can't find cinnamon marshmallows add in 1 tsp cinnamon into mixture.
  • Pour 6-7 C Rice Krispie cereal into a large bow. Add in marshmallow mixture and mix well. Add in 1/2 C Bit o' Brickle or toffee bits.
  • Once the marshmallow-butter mixture is evenly mixed in, pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  • Do not press down with your hand.
  • Sprinkle top with 1/3 C more toffee bits and allow to set.
  • Melt 1 cup of milk chocolate chips and then drizzle over the top

Recipe was originally shared over at my friend Mique’s blog – Thirty Handmade Days.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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