A cool front swept through late last week and what a difference it has made in the temperatures here in Texas. I walked out of my back door onto my back porch Saturday morning and was shocked at how drastically the temperature changed from the time I went to sleep the night before to the time I woke up.
What a lovely difference a few hours can make!
When I think of fall, I think of pumpkins. Maybe because they are orange and I associate orange leaves with fall, but regardless, I think of pumpkins when the weather changes. I’ve already started seeing them trickle in to our local grocery stores, and I just couldn’t help myself and had to get in the kitchen for some pumpkin goodness. And so I did just that. I made Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats!
Rice Krispies Treats are a favorite around here, not only because they are super easy to make, but they are so easily customizable for different occasions and celebrations. During the Olympics last year, I made a Rice Krispies Olympic Torch; for Valentines Day I made heart-shaped Rice Krispies Treats. I’ve made Rice Krispies Pops, and I’ve made Frosted Rice Krispies Treats — simply because the Rice Krispies Treat is so versatile!
Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treat
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 6 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
Because pumpkin has a high moisture content, you may want to get rid of some of that moisture before making the Rice Krispies Treats. With the pumpkin in my measuring cup, I took a piece of paper towel and gently pressed down on the pumpkin to trap some of the moisture in the paper towel. I did this several times and I do think it helped tremendously.
Since the pumpkin puree has such a high moisture content, I used a paper towel over the pumpkin to try to get some of the excess moisture out. With the pumpkin in my measuring cup, I took a piece of paper towel and gently pressed down on the pumpkin to trap some of the moisture in the paper towel. I did this several times and I do think it helped.
I cut half of my pan into these cute little pumpkins using my pumpkin cookie cutter, and the other half I cut into squares. Of course, the kids wanted the pumpkin-shaped Rice Krispies Treats, and honestly I can’t blame them. I wanted them, too.
Although I didn’t do it this time, I’ve been thinking about adding a cream cheese frosting next time I make these. Doesn’t that sound so decadent and delicious? Have you made Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats before?
What is your favorite thing about the fall season?