Confession – I can’t stand pie.
I know, I know. I’m aware that this makes me sound like a crazy person, but I’m not alone – my husband hates it too. Birds of a feather and all that jazz.
However, when the fall rolls around, we love pumpkin-flavored foods. Pumpkin donuts. Pumpkin spice hot chocolate. Pumpkin pancakes. When Thanksgiving came around, I really felt like I was missing out on a delicious touch of pumpkin.
In our household, we live for rice krispies treats. We make them any time of the year and they are frequently a substitute for cookies and cupcakes for holidays and birthdays. So why not Thanksgiving pie?!
Making this delicious treat is really quite simple.
Following the original Rice Krispies Treats recipe (found online here or on any box of their cereal)…
Make two batches of treats.
Follow the treat recipe exactly. This will be the “crust”.
Spray a pie pan with non-stick cooking spray and press “crust” mix into pan. A thin layer is all that is needed. Don’t forget to go up the sides!
During step one, while melting of the marshmallows, add 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice and 1 tbsp ground cinnamon. Add a few drops of orange food dye to color to your liking. Mix until well-incorporated into marshmallows and continue with the recipe as written. This will be your “pie filling”.
Fill your pie and leave to cool!
- When dishing out warm, sticky rice krispies into any pan, spray a spatula with non-stick cooking spray. This will prevent the marshmallows from creating a difficult sticky mess.
- When pressing the treats to create flat surfaces, use a layer of wax paper between the treats and your hands. The treats won’t stick to the paper and you can use your hands to more easily distribute the filling.
After the pie has cooled, remove from pan and cut into pie slices. We topped ours with whipped icing sprinkled with a little cinnamon for a tasty touch!
Delicious, right? You can really do this with any flavoring and any holiday. For Christmas, cinnamon and nutmeg would be a good mixture! Let me know what flavors you come up with. I’d love to try them.
Give it a shot and let me know what you think!
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