a couple days ago, i wrote about finding the awesome cinnamon chips at walmart while we were up in maine and along with the cinnamon chips, i also came across gingerbread marshmallows!
they had a whole bunch of other flavors too from peppermint to strawberry to chocolate – it was crazy! even though it was after christmas, i picked up a bag of the gingerbread marshmallows to make a batch of these simple yet festive gingerbread rice krispies treats.
i’m sure you’re wondering why in the world am i sharing this recipe for you now, even though it is way after the holidays. well i’m just a rebel like that but really just because it’s not the holidays anymore doesn’t mean you are banned from enjoying all of the fantastic desserts you usually enjoy just around the holidays! plus, i’ve been seeing a lot of holiday and christmas candies/decorations/treats on sale, so why not?!?!
i whipped up these gingerbread rice krispies treats a couple weeks ago to bring with us to our friends’ place. they had graciously invited us over for brunch and i wanted to bring something fun for dessert. p.s. the recipe for the cake on the left is coming soon!
the process to make these rice krispies treats is exactly the same as making regular ones. first, grease a 9×13 or 9×11 (if you like thicker rice krispies treats) with cooking spray or butter.
then set aside 12-15 gingerbread marshmallows – you’re going to use these to decorate your treats.
pour the rest of the bag of gingerbread marshmallows, plus 1 cup of regular mini marshmallows and 3 tablespoons of butter in a large pot.
over low heat, melt the butter and the marshmallows together. the little gingerbread marshmallow men are say “ahhh, i’m melting, i’m melting!”
yay, the marshmallow and butter mixture is nice and smooth.
now pour the rice krispies into the pot.
mix, mix, mix until all the rice krispies are covered the marshmallow goo.
pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread out with a buttered spatula or here’s what i like to do – use the butter wrapper to gently spread out and press down on the mixture. since it has a little butter still one it, the rice krispies mixture doesn’t stick to it.
all ready to be decorated!
so add the gingerbread marshmallow men in nice rows and then allow it to cool.
finally, cut the treats between the rows of marshmallows so that each treat has its own gingerbread marshmallow man decoration.
rice krispies treats are one of my favorite desserts and i love them even more because they are super easy to make. i can’t wait to try out different kinds of favors of marshmallows and different kinds of cereals. so many possibilities!!!
Gingerbread Rice Krispies Treats
adapted from Kellogg’s
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 bag of Gingerbread marshmallows
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 6 cups rice krispies
- Grease a baking pan (either 9X13 or 9X11) with cooking spray or butter.
- Set aside 12-15 gingerbread marshmallows
- In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add remaining gingerbread and regular marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
- Add the rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
- Using buttered spatula or wax paper (or butter wrapper) evenly press mixture into baking pan.
- Line up gingerbread marshmallows into 4 or 5 rows depending on the size of your pan.
- Cut into squares.
Note: Best if served the same day. Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
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