Friday, October 25, 2013

Cinnamon Rice Crispie Treats

Fall is here! All those fall flavors are back in style and I thought I would put a new twist on a classic recipe to make it more appropriate for the season.

Cinnamon Rice Crispie Treats
3 T butter
5 1/2 C marshmallows (I used the mini ones)
6 C of Rice cereal
3 T Cinnamon
1 C Melting chocolate (optional)

Melt the butter completely in the microwave and mix with the marshmallows in a large bowl. Add the 3 tablespoons of cinnamon and mix well.

Transfer the mixture to a pot and cook on medium until all of the marshmallows have melted. Immediately add in the rice cereal and mix thoroughly.

Transfer the mix to a greased pan and mold them to the desires shape (simply pressing and packing them down to the bottom is fine.)

Optional: Melt the melting chocolate per its instructions, and spread over the top of the treats

Let them cool completely and them cut into the desired shapes. Enjoy!

Baker's Tips:
-For the melting chocolate, it really depends on the brand that you buy. I used Wilton's melting chocolate which is to be microwaved for 1 minute and then at 30 minute increments until it reaches the desired texture. I found that 1 minute and 30 seconds did the trick. Be careful, some brands may turn to powder if you heat them for too long.