Miss G loves pumpkin spice in everything.
We’ve made everything from pumpkin spice play dough to pumpkin spice scones, and she still wants more! She recently came up with the fun kids’ kitchen idea of making pumpkin spice rice krispie treats, and they turned out perfectly!
For the uninitiated, pumpkin spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and powdered ginger. It has a rich, warm smell and a pleasant sweet-earthy flavour. You actually don’t need to add it to pumpkin to still call it pumpkin spice, but the pumpkin does give foods a fun orange colour that is perfect for fall treats!
(Often, you add so little pumpkin to “pumpkin spiced” treats that you can barely taste the pumpkin – so it’s really personal choice if you want to add it. Miss G insists on adding a can of pumpkin to our grocery cart every time we hit the grocery store once the weather starts to turn even the slightest bit cool.)
This pumpkin spice rice krispie treats recipe is super easy, and just requires the use of a microwave for 30-45 seconds for melting the marshmallows, making it a safe recipe for kids in the kitchen.
We made a cream cheese glaze (similar to the one in our cinnamon bun pancakes) for the topping, but you could alternatively use a bit of melted pumpkin spice candy melts, or just leave them plain. An extra sprinkle of pumpkin spice is always nice.