Irresistible, chewy rice krispies made with pumpkin pie spice and butterscotch then topped with a decadent French toast glaze! Buttery and toffee like treats that are perfect for fall!
Let’s put our hands together for my first pumpkin recipe of the year!
While others have had pumpkin up for the past couple of weeks, I just had a hard time jumping on this train.
With summer still in full force, I was still indulging in fresh salads, peanut butter and salsa. But Mother Nature has made it much easier to welcome brisk mornings, scarves and my taste for comforting dishes. Mornings that called for Uggs and sweatpants is the green light I needed to move forward with chili, hot cocoa and pumpkin galore!
Growing up, I could never turn down a dessert with marshmallows. Or just a marshmallow for that fact. Their puffiness and the sugar rush they gave me were such a high. Along with a stomach ach that followed when I ate one too many. But that is beside the point.
The point is marshmallows are irresistible. Then when made into rice krispies they are undeniably impossible to resist. The chewiness and sweetness from the marshmallows, the crunch from the rice krispies and the buttery finish that they leave on your finger tips, is a childhood favorite that I don’t believe anyone should out grow.
Today they get together with pumpkin pie for a fall dessert that kicks your craving for that slice of pie. Simply add pumpkin spice to the marshmallows as they melt down. The spices warm up and fill your kitchen with a smell that will make you want to dive right in.
Since I am on a butterscotch roll lately, I added a handful to the batch before adding them to the pan to cool and set. And boy, am I happy I did! The caramel, almost toffee notes, blend perfectly with the pumpkin. Despite the pumpkin, marshmallows and the butterscotch, the cherry on the top is the French toast glaze. Oh mama. Buttery brown sugar and vanilla melt down into a gooey glaze that just ties all the flavors together.
French toast, butterscotch and pumpkin have my mind filled! I am all set for fall. Bring it on, Mother Nature!
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