Ok, so we did the apple thing yesterday. I guess now it’s time for PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING because it’s fall, yo. And I am happy to oblige.
Let’s start with Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats, because the name is just freaking adorable, and also yum.
Right? Right? So off we go.
My most immediate problem in gathering ingredients was that I couldn’t find any “pumpkin pie spice” in the grocery store, so I had to make my own. Based on my highly sophisticated Googling skills, I found that it’s made out of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg, so I mixed summa dat together.
Crisis averted. I moved on to gathering my other ingredients, one of which was some pumpkin puree, but only a little bit. And this much of the can was left…
So… I guess I’ll be making more stuff with pumpkin in it.
I tried to take an arty farty picture of the ingredients, but then I realized I forgot the Rice Krispies, and the kitchen light was glaring off the counter. Skillz. I haz dem.
I’ve always made Rice Krispie treats in the microwave before, because I am a classy bitch, but this recipe said to do it on the stove, and I’m a rule follower…
Except for the part where I used up some of the full-size marshmallows I had instead of all mini marshmallows.
Turns out that was a bad idea.
And I sort of got tired of waiting for the big ones to melt, so I went ahead and added the spices and pumpkin to see if that would help, because, you know, logic.
Here is where I prove that I’m an incredibly lucky motherfucker, because it actually worked:
Up until this point, I’d thought my pan was big enough, but then I added 6 cups of Rice Krispies and wondered what the actual fuck I was supposed to do with that.
It took some finagling and a bunch of stray Krispies ended up God knows where (I’ll probably find out next time I use one of my less frequently used burners and light an errant Krispie on fire), but I managed to mix the stuff more or less together.
(I know it looks like scary Mexican rice. It doesn’t smell like it, though.)
Then I smooshed it all into a pan using the time-honored wax-paper-smoosh method.
Now it’s possibly just me, but orange Rice Krispie treats throw me off a little bit. Maybe it’s that I’m still sort of thinking about Mexican rice or Doritos or something, but it’s a little bit disturbing.
They do taste pumpkin spicy, though. Like, imagine a Rice Krispie treat dunked in a pumpkin pie. Or don’t. Because that would be weird. In fact, just make these. It’s easier than trying to imagine something weird. It takes like 10 minutes, so if you hate it, you didn’t waste that much time on it. Now that’s a ringing endorsement if I’ve ever heard one.