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Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats

I took the new Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and turned it into a yummy marshmallow cereal treat, perfect for Fall with warm, cinnamon-y spices added to the treats! Yes, yes, yes….I have a marshmallow cereal treat addiction.  But these are so good, so I am not sorry for bringing you, yet again, another cereal treat.

I think my addiction to cold cereal started from when I was a kid.  Cold cereal was pretty much breakfast every weekday morning, just because it was quick and easy.  Every week, my parents would always let my sister and I pick out one box of cereal each, at the grocery store, to have for breakfast.  Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles, Grape Nuts, Golden Grahams, Cinnamon Life….I could go on and on about all the cereals I love.  Cereal brings back fond memories of childhood 🙂  So now it just seems appropriate to use all these cereals to make yummy marshmallow cereal treats!

Have you seen the new Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal?!  It’s an apple flavored twist on my favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  You can definitely taste the apple in this cereal variety, and I spiced the treats up even more by adding some apple pie spice to the mix.  These are an easy and fun treat to make for Fall!

I use white chocolate chips in my marshmallow treats….don’t skip this ingredient!!  You can’t taste the white chocolate.  The white chocolate helps to add a richness and creamy flavor to the treats.  Trust me 🙂

Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats

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Serves: 25 Cooking Time: 2-minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used Vain Madagascar Vanilla Extracted in Premium Vodka)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 6 cups Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal

Instructions

1

Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil and spray the bottom and sides with baking spray. Set aside.

2

In a medium sized pot, on the stovetop over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted add the bag of marshmallows, reserving one cup of marshmallows for after cooking. Stir mixture until marshmallows are completely melted. Remove the pot from the stovetop and immediately stir in the vanilla extract, the white chocolate chips and spices. Stir until the white chocolate chips are mostly melted.

3

Add the cereal into the marshmallow mixture, one cup at a time, mixing each cup of cereal in completely before adding each subsequent cup of cereal. Stir in the reserved cup of mini marshmallows.

4

Pour mixture out into prepared baking pan, pushing the mixture into an even layer in the pan. If you love cinnamon, sprinkle the top of the cereal treats with a dash of cinnamon.

5

Let marshmallow treats cool completely in the pan before using a sharp knife to cut into desired sized squares. Store treats at room temperature in an airtight container.

Notes

You can use 1 teaspoon apple pie spice in place of the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

 

What was your favorite cold cereal growing up??  What is your go-to, easy breakfast now?

XOXO,

Kelly

To purchase the amazing Vain Vanilla Extract used in this recipe, click HERE.

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes
    October 10, 2017 at 4:12 AM

    That’s such a lovely idea!! It’s more of a treat for kids! Cereal with the goodness of a fall dessert! Yummy!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 10, 2017 at 6:20 AM

      Thanks Deepika! We definitely loved them and so easy to make 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Amy
    October 10, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    We didn’t have much boxed cereal for breakfast when I was growing up. I lived on a farm and had oatmeal or cooked wheat cereal most mornings, but my children have definitely had the boxed cereals growing up. They and their children will love this recipe! Thank you for sharing. Have a great day.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 10, 2017 at 9:59 PM

      Thanks Amy! I hope your family enjoys them if you make these 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    October 10, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    These sound delicious! I love cinnamon toast crunch but I haven’t tried the apple kind. Now I need to get a box and give this recipe a shot!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 10, 2017 at 10:00 PM

      Thanks darling!! It’s a new variety of cereal and you definitely need to try 🙂 Have a great week! XOXO

  • Reply
    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    October 11, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    You never have to apologize for using cereal in delicious treats!! This is so yummy looking! I would make it if I didn’t finish the entire box of cereal in front of the TV first haha

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 14, 2017 at 10:12 AM

      Hahahaha I am totally with ya Katherine! These are worth the restraint in saving the cereal to use in these treats though. Promise! 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    October 12, 2017 at 8:24 PM

    ahhh i haven’t seen (or tried) this cereal yet! the normal cinnamon toast crunch (and frosted flakes) were my favorite unhealthy cereals as a kid, so i’m sure i’d love this version (and these treats!).

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 14, 2017 at 6:44 PM

      Oh Heather!! If you loved Cinnamon Toast Crunch, then you would totally love these. I think they sell them at Target! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Ashika | Gardening Foodie
    October 13, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    Oh yum this looks like a great treat… but I haven’t seen these in the store…I would love to try it out. Sounds absolutely delicious 😃

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 14, 2017 at 6:47 PM

      Thanks Ashika!! I got my cereal at Target! I hope you can find this cereal 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    October 17, 2017 at 12:48 AM

    These would make a fabulous Halloween treat for the kiddos!!! This is one of our favorite cereal as well and making a treat out of this is such a delicious idea Kelly:)

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 17, 2017 at 6:37 AM

      Thanks Maria!! The kids would definitely love these! 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    ElsaRblog (@ElsaRblog)
    October 17, 2017 at 1:02 PM

    It must be very good ☻

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 17, 2017 at 10:00 PM

      Thanks Elsa!! It really is yummy! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    makesbakesanddecor
    October 18, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    mmmm! These sound quick and easy but still super yummy! 🙂
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 19, 2017 at 6:20 AM

      Thanks Lianne! I love easy and quick recipes! XOXO

  • Reply
    roseann hampton
    October 23, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Nice fall alternative to rice krispy treats!

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