Even though I'm not excited about summer being over, I am excited about fall baking. Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices, and I love pumpkin and apples. So to start off the fall baking season, I decided to make something simple and classic...with a fall twist. I love rice krispies treats, so I decided to take the concept and spin it around a bit. I used apple cinnamon cheerios instead of rice krispies and added some more apples and cinnamon to beef up the flavors. I also did something new to the apples...I shredded them with my cheese grater and then squeezed the juice out of them. I wanted to apple flavor without all the moisture. Success. When I was cooking the treats, the hubs said it smelled like apple jacks. It tempted him so much that he had a treat after dinner...pretty unusual for him! These are such a great and quick dessert or snack to celebrate the start of fall...or mourn the end of summer if you're like me. Apple Cinnamon Treats Recipe
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1 apple, peeled and cored
1 (10 ounce) bag of marshmallows
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
8 cups Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
Spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray.
Shred your peeled and cored apple using the large holes on a cheese grater. Gather up your shredded apple and squeeze the juice out of it.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the shredded apples, marshmallows, butter, and cinnamon. Stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Add in the cereal in batches until incorporated. Spoon into the greased pan and use wet hands to push the cereal into place. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.