Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Crispy Treats

4 out of 5 children will not eat these treats. In fact, those same 4 out of 5 children will sit about whining loudly that they are absolutely starving to death while these cereal bars sit on festive plates directly in front of them, forcing you to make two big bowls of popcorn so these same 4 out of 5 children won’t keel over from extreme after school hunger.

The fifth child will actually eat these bars and not complain. As for the adults, they'll enjoy the fall themed flavor variety of these classic cereal bars and grab a second one.

Not the 4 out of 5 children however. When asking the 4 out of 5 children why they detest these blameless bars they’ll tell you “because they’re different”, and a couple of them will even be too scared to try a taste.

Change is difficult. I’ll give them a few years.

Pumpkin Spice Crispy Treats
Candy corns are cute, but definitely optional. Print Version.

1/4 cup butter
10 ounce bag Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Mallows
6 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup caramel or plain candy corn

Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan; lightly grease foil.

Microwave butter in large microwaveable bowl on high 45 seconds, or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1 1/2 minutes, or until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring after 45 seconds. Add cereal, mix well. Press cereal mixture firmly onto bottom of prepared pan and press candy corns lightly into top of cereal bars.

Remove cereal mixture from pan, using foil handles. Cut into squares.

Recipe from back of Kraft Jet-Puffed package. Pictures by Laura Flowers.


15 comments:

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh yummm! These look super delicious!! Must make them stat!

Laura Jeanne said...

adorable... and they look oh sooo delicious!
Laura @ A Healthy JalapeƱo

FamilySpice said...

ha! ha! ha!! My middle-child would be that annoying kid that won't try it because it's different, but my other two would eat it & love it. I often wondered why I was so excited when Middle-Child learned to talk because he is the little dictator and now tells us all the time what he DOESN'T like to eat! Love it!

Veronica said...

This is why I don't have kids. God knows I would kill them for not eating treats like this. WHAT IS WRONG WITH CHILDREN?! lol This sounds so good--I'm so making these. For myself!

Morgan said...

These sound so awesome! I want to make these and take them to work - I would be the office hero, haha.

stephchows said...

oo am I number 1,000,000??

these look tasty!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Haha Steph you might be!

L

stephchows said...

I'm going to pretend I am ;) and I totally wouldn't have been one of the picky kids, I would have taken two please and thank you :)

The Cooking Photographer said...

I'll just think you are too. You should run out and buy a lotto ticket now.

Is it because you're no longer 9-years-old though? Hmm...

Joanne said...

I will never understand children's tastes. but. More for me!

Desserts In My Kitchen said...

Hi Laura :) Please forgive me for being gone for such a long time. Life is getting in the way of blogging these days. My FB account was messed up for a bit, and I have no idea why. So, I finally got my FB fan page back up and running so, if you would please go to my website and "like" it so you can get all of my updates. I am keeping my other a personal account. FB don't give you many options anymore. When they do, it is hard to figure them out. This Halloween treat looks amazing!! I love all your holiday photos :)

Rachel @ Bakerita said...

These look great!
I'd love to try these, I'll definitely be making them if I can find those marshmallows!

Monet said...

Aren't kids hilarious about things like this? Change is the beauty of life, kiddos! What a lovely recipe...and an inspiring post. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, my friend. Blessings and joy from Austin.

Sue said...

Kids are so funny:) I'll be happy to take their portion, Laura!

Joy said...

What a cute idea.

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