Maple Butter Pecan Rice Krispie Treats are the be all end of all of rice krispie treats. They have so much fall flavor in them, you can almost smell the leaves in the air.
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These Maple Butter Pecan Rice Krispy Treats were a total last minute addition/change from another recipe. I made them on a whim and thought, “These are damned good! I have to share these with the world.’ Heck, even the hubs devoured them. That’s gotta say something, right?
So, the hubs works at Walmart in Asset Protection. He’s really good at it, too. He hasn’t worked there a year and he’s already the trainer for his market. THE trainer for his market. Like, everyone new to Walmart in Asset Protection has to go his store and learn how to do their job from him. It’s funny because some of them come to his store and say, “My manager just sits in the office watching the cameras all day!” How are you supposed to apprehend people?
Anyway, I could go on and on about that, but that’s not my point for bringing it up. He was telling me that our Walmart was starting the online grocery shopping. I was using the Harris Teeter version for the longest time. I had the same apprehensions that most do. And typically, lettuce is the biggest disappointment. No one really knows how to pick a head of lettuce like I do.
Other than that, I enjoy the online shopping. Not because I’m lazy like some say or because I don’t have any time like others. I use the online grocery shopping because it keeps me honest. It forces me to stick to my grocery list. When I’m in the store I toss things in the cart that I don’t need but think I’ll make something with at some point in the near-ish future. Bottom line it saves me money and prevents a good chunk of food waste at the house. Except sometimes I see an impulse item on their featured page.
This impulse item is maple mini marshmallows.
Oh yeah. You went there, right? I thought, “Those would make some killer treats!” And I was right. But as I sat there thinking about making those treats over the weekend, I thought, “You know what would make them even better? If I added some Millican Pecan pecans!” Then I thought about it a little more and decided to do a butter pecan type of flavor. That meant I needed to get some butter flavoring.
You guys, these Maple Butter Pecan Rice Krispy Treats are the be all end all of rice krispy treats. And I’m not kidding. They’re so good, I made them twice and will probably make them a few more times because they are THAT good. I need to share them with everyone. But the hubs might argue with me on that. He might insist that they all stay in the house and I don’t get to take any to work.
That just means I have to make a double batch so I can take some to work. Which is super easy to do since they only take a few minutes to make. And they really only require one bowl. Yeah, I see that perplexed look one your face.
You can make these in the microwave in under 5 minutes.
I’m not kidding. It takes less than 2 to melt the butter, marshmallows, and butter flavoring together. Then it takes just a few more minutes to stir in all the rice krispies and pecans. Then it’s just a matter of pressing them into a pan and waiting until they’re all cooled and ready to eat. I’m not kidding when I say these are finished in 5 minutes. And probably ready to eat in about 10 if you’re impatient like I am. But then, I get to eat the left-over rice krispies off the spatula.
I love the added crunch and flavor the Millican pecans give to these treats. I don’t think I’ve had fresh pecans before. Ever. Even with all our trips through Georgia and other parts of the south where they’re grown. We always aimed for Vidalia onions on those trips. But I’ve got to tell you they are totally different than the bags you can buy in the store.
These pecans are super tender and sweet. They have a maple flavor that really plays off the maple marshmallows. They’re buttery which enhances the butter flavoring in these maple butter pecan rice krispie treats. Yes, I know. It’s a mouthful to say, but it’s such a delicious and crispy mouthful!
So, as you can see, it’s not all bad grocery shopping online. It actually has enlightened me to a few products I didn’t know about if I didn’t have to search for them online. Like my mousse. I couldn’t find the one I typically used, but I found one I like even better. These marshmallows! I don’t typically look at marshmallows, but they caught my eye on their featured page. And the chuck roast that I bought on sale for delicious French dip sandwiches last night for dinner.
I’ll have to make those French dips again and share them with y’all.
And you’ll have to stay tuned to see what else I make with those fresh Millican pecans. And do yourself a favor and enter the giveaway below! They’re giving away a great prize package along with Door County Coffee. I shared my maple coffee glazed donuts yesterday I made with their, you guess it, Maple Coffee!! And since you’re headed that way, be sure to see what everyone else shared today for #FallFlavors.
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 10 ounces maple flavored mini marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
- 4 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- 1 cup Millican Pecan pecan pieces
- Place the butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds.
- Add the marshmallows and stir to combine. Microwave for one minute before stirring in the butter flavoring.
- Microwave at additional 30 second intervals until the marshmallows are melted and bubbly being careful not to overcook them.
- Stir in the pecans. Pour the mixture over the Rice Krispies and stir until combined.
- Spread into a 9 x 9 inch square pan for thicker squares or a 9 x 12 pan for thinner squares sprayed with cooking spray.
- Allow the treats to cool before slicing and serving.
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Nutrition InformationYield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 283Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 15mgSodium 142mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 20gProtein 3g
Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea! Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts. We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!
Here’s what we made for Wednesday:
Cinnamon Coffee Rubbed Pork Chops by Simple and Savory
Coffee Rub Brisket by Everyday Eileen
Mom’s Roasted Brown Sugar & Butter Butternut Squash by Books n’ Cooks
Sheet Pan Pecan Maple Pork Tenderloin by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Sweet Potato Cornbread by Palatable Pastime
Apple Crisp Hand Pies by The Freshman Cook
Brownies with Coffee Buttercream by Sweet Beginnings
Caramel Apple Tiramisu by The Redhead Baker
Maple Butter Pecan Rice Krispie Treats by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Maple Pecan Madeleines by Family Around the Table
Latte Chia Pudding by Love and Confections