Every box of Rice Krispies has a recipe on the back. Lord knows Rice Krispie treats are as simple and classic as they get! But if rice goes with almost anything, why wouldn’t Rice Krispies…so why stop at just butter and marshmallows? That question sent me down the rabbit hole of exploring, experimenting, and embracing different flavors to compliment the current season I’m in. Right now, that’s fall. My absolute favorite time of year. I know you are going to love how the addition of pure maple syrup slowly builds with each chew, so let’s get to it and make my Maple Rice Krispie Treats!
4 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat 8.8g 14%
- Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
- Cholesterol 23mg 8%
- Sodium 135mg 6%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 1mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate 49.5g 17%
- Sugars 29.6g
- Calcium 1%
- Iron 11%
- Vitamin D 31%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Rice Krispies and Fall
Rice Krispie treats and fall go together like pb&j. And while I tend to think all things pumpkin and apple the moment the weather dips, maple is perfection in this recipe. When it comes to Rice Krispies there’s a fine line between adding enough flavor and adding too much moisture. If you’ve ever bitten into a Rice Krispie treat that’s mushed instead of crunched… this is where it all went wrong.
This is NOT a smack you in the face with MAPLE Rice Krispie treat. Instead, a slow build of flavor that releases as you chew. *It whispers cooler weather instead of yelling it*
These treats happen to pair perfectly with my Spiced Hot Chocolate … a combo that will make you grab the fuzziest of blankets so you can sit outside on the porch while you call a best friend. You’ll be so glad you took the time to catch up on life and love, disappointments and pain too. Sharing life with loved ones over good food and drink is truly the best medicine of all. At least it has been for me!
History of the Rice Krispie Treat
There isn’t anything that isn’t wildly debated, however, the creation of the beloved dessert known as Rice Krispie treats has been credited to Mildred Day of Iowa. Created all the way back in 1927. It is said that she may have gained inspiration for this idea from a treat popular in the early 1900s made with puffed wheat and molasses… which came to be during the widespread ration of certain foods during World War 1.
Mildred originally pulled together this treat for a fundraiser for a Camp Fire Girls (rebranded to Camp Fire) fundraiser. And well. The rest is a literal history that we get to whip up and enjoy today!
Let Me Know
Have you ever played around with Rice Krispie flavor combinations? Let me know down below. If not, you really should! And while I hope you decide to make my Maple Rice Krispie treats there are so many other fun variations of both savory and sweet waiting your perusal on both Pinterest and Google. If rice pairs with almost anything… there’s no reason Rice Krispies can’t. Embrace the changing seasons with this simple treat- whether you’re in fall, winter, spring or summer!
While you’re at the sharing and commenting, please Save to Pinterest or Share on Facebook. I need all the support I can get to keep on growing this dream of mine. A place where practical beats perfect- and simple, delicious food is a lifestyle. A place where together, we can begin filling homes and tables with joy.
Hugs, because handshakes are awkward~
These. Are. FABulous! I’m not a sweets lover but when I saw Susanna share these on Instagram I knew I had to make them immediately. Only problem? I couldn’t find Rice Krispies for 10 days. As soon as I did I whipped up a batch of these. Oh my word are these amazing and so easy to make! I browned the butter (it makes everything better), added Crown Maple Syrup (divine) and plenty of sea salt. I love to top sweet treats with flaky sea salt. I ate half the pan of treats, all by myself, in one afternoon…they’re that good!
Tear! I’m thrilled to hear you love these as much as I do 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to not only make them, but also to come back and leave a review!! I love that you added vanilla and topped the treats with extra flaky sea salt. I will certainly be doing that myself next time… which might just be this afternoon HAHA XO Susanna
If you’re looking for something to fulfill those fall cravings look no further. These are so quick and easy and SO yummy! The maple adds the perfect touch, and you can never go wrong with a Rice Krispie treat!
So glad you loved these as much as I do! Maple makes these an extra special treat… a fun alternative to all the pumpkin and apple 🙂
I will never make Rice Krispie treats without maple syrup again! These are soooo delicious. One simple ingredient truly takes these treats to the next level.
I couldn’t have said it better myself! Amazing how a touch of maple transforms these. Thrilled you and your family enjoyed them 🙂