I know. It’s happening. I’ve been trying to resist all things fall a little longer…and I have in the fact that not one can of pumpkin has been opened and I’ve left my leggings in the closet. So far.
But today, when I made rice krispie treats, cinnamon and nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice couldn’t not be added to the browned butter. I mean…seriously.
I know. It’s kind of weird that my quick little give in to fall coincides with a weather warm-up. It still feels right. I’m sort of blaming the stress of sitting at the title company yesterday, at an afternoon appointment to sign closing documents…and waiting hours for the bank to actually finish writing up the documents. I’m still crossing my fingers that things are recorded, and I’m a real life homeowner again.
It’s been a little of a stressful week…and I’m coping with fall tastes. Deal.
I have a not so secret love for rice krispie treats that I think might stem from just how seriously simple they are. Even by taking the extra few minutes to brown butter and melt marshmallows on the stovetop, these rice krispie treats come together quickly…and impress people nonetheless. This makes me want to throw one more summer weekend party. And also sit down with the entire pan, my husband and a movie. Conflict.
Conflict that I can actually deal with though…because there are zero incompetent banks involved. Just fall flavors and a childhood favorite dessert.
Also… is it September yet?
Fall Spiced Rice Krispie Treats
1/4 cup butter
1 bag (10 ounces) marshmallows
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 box (12 ounces) Rice Krispies cereal
Brown butter over medium heat in a large skillet with high sides. When browned, add marshmallows, and stir (using a wooden spoon) to melt until smooth. Add spices, and stir to incorporate evenly. Add cereal and stir to combine. Press into the bottom of a greased 9×13″ baking pan. Let cool before cutting to serve.