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