I’m a sucker for anything maple. Living in New England I am constantly enticed by various maple items from lattes to meats to donuts. And I’ve tried them all! And they’re almost always delicious. But the go to maple is, of course, maple syrup, which is the perfect breakfast condiment. I’m not usually a huge fan of breakfast foods, but the breakfast foods that are most often accompanied by maple syrup are my favorites.
Breakfast for dinner has become a staple in our house. But the idea of breakfast for dessert has opened my eyes to so many new and delicious ideas. Maple really adds a great flavor to already delicious Rice Krispie treats. The question was how could I add the maple flavor to a Rice Krispie treat. Making maple marshmallows from scratch was the key to these delicious treats. I have never made marshmallows from scratch prior to this, but I now have so many marshmallow flavor ideas that I can’t wait to experiment with!
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these treats deliver!
Maple Rice Krispie Treats
Put gelatin and first 1/2 cup water into a mixing bowl and set aside.
Heat sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, salt, and the other 1/2 cup of water covered over medium high heat for approximately 4 minutes.
Uncover and continue heating until the mixture reaches 240 F.
Begin beating the gelatin mixture with the whisk attachment of the mixer, and very slowly pour in the syrup mixture.
Beat an additional 12 minutes.
Add in rum and continue beating for another minute.
Combine powdered sugar and cornstarch.
Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray and coat with the powdered sugar/cornstarch mixture.
Pour mixture into pan and spread evenly with a greased spatula.
Sprinkle the powdered sugar/cornstarch mix on top and let sit for 4 hours.
Cut marshmallows into cubes covering the edges of each cube with the powdered sugar/cornstarch mix.
Rice Krispie Treats
Combine Maple Marshmallows and butter in a large, microwave safe bowl.
Heat for 1 minute, then stir till smooth.
Add in Rice Krispies and salt and mix well.
Spread into a 9x13 pan that is lined with was paper. Spread evenly.
Let sit until marshmallows set, then cut into squares.