There’s something about the enchanting aura of fall that makes us crave sweet, cozy treats. And if you’re looking for a delectable yet easy dessert that captures the essence of autumn, you’ve hit the jackpot with our Apple Krispie Treats. These delectable squares take a classic favorite, Rice Krispie Treats, and infuse them with the warm, comforting flavors of dried apples and aromatic apple spice. Imagine the familiar gooey, marshmallow-y goodness, now with a delightful apple twist – it’s absolute magic!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE APPLE KRISPIE TREATS
- Unbeatable Flavor Fusion: The combination of crispy rice cereal, chewy marshmallows, sweet dried apples, and the aromatic hug of apple spice is simply divine. It’s a true taste of the season in every bite!
- Quick and Easy: In just a few simple steps, you can whip up this treat that’s perfect for sharing with family and friends, for dessert or even as a sweet snack.
- Kid-Friendly Fun: It’s a wonderful recipe to introduce kids to the joys of cooking. Let them get hands-on and watch their eyes light up as they create these scrumptious squares.
- Versatile Delight: Whether it’s a cozy evening by the fireplace, a fun bake sale, or a seasonal celebration, Apple Krispie Treats are the ideal treat to bring along and share the love.
- Fall in Every Bite: From the heavenly aroma that fills your kitchen to the first satisfying crunch, these treats are like a warm embrace from the season itself.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE APPLE KRISPIE TREATS
- Mini Marshmallows
- Large Marshmallows
- Crispy Rice Cereal
- Dried Apples
- Apple Spice
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE APPLE KRISPIE TREATS
- Measuring Cups/Spoons
- Large Stockpot
HOW TO MAKE APPLE KRISPIE TREATS
- In a large stockpot over medium/low heat, blend butter, apple spice, chopped dried apples, and mini marshmallows. This mix starts the magic by creating a gooey, fragrant base.
- Once the marshmallows are perfectly melted, add the crispy rice cereal and large marshmallows. Give everything a gentle stir, ensuring all the components come together in sweet harmony.
- Transfer this delightful mixture into a 9×13 baking dish to set.
- Let it cool completely to get that perfect texture.
- Slice your creation into squares, and it’s ready to enjoy!
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I use fresh apples instead of dried apples?
While fresh apples could be used, the dried apples add a concentrated apple flavor and a unique chewy texture that complements the recipe.
Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
Absolutely! Just use gluten-free crispy rice cereal to make these treats suitable for gluten-free diets.
How long do these treats stay fresh?
If stored in an airtight container, these Apple Krispie Treats remain fresh and delicious for several days, making them perfect for gatherings and meal prep.
Is there a suitable alternative to apple spice?
If you don’t have apple spice, you can use a mix of cinnamon and nutmeg for a similar warm, fall flavor.
Apple Krispie Treats
- Measuring cups/spoons
- large stockpot
- 5 tbsp butter
- 20 oz mini marshmallows
- 2 cups large marshmallows
- 4 cups crispy rice cereal gluten-free, if preferred
- 1 cup dried apples chopped
- 1 tsp apple spice
- In a large stockpot over medium/low heat, combine butter, apple spice, chopped dried apples, and mini marshmallows.
- Once the marshmallows are melted, add in the crispy rice cereal and large marshmallows. Mix thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish.
- Allow it to cool completely.
- Slice into squares and enjoy!
Apple Krispie Treats are a wonderful addition to your repertoire of fall-inspired desserts. With their heartwarming flavors and gooey, satisfying texture, these treats make for a delightful snack or dessert that everyone will adore. The combination of crispy rice cereal, marshmallows, dried apples, and apple spice results in a treat that feels like a comforting hug from the season itself. It’s not just a dessert; it’s a taste of fall in every bite.