Friday, October 2, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Crispy Treats featuring Dandies Pumpkin Marshmallows

I had the absolute delight of receiving the NEW Dandies Pumpkin Marshmallows from Chicago Vegan Foods, and I was soooooo excited to get them (FYI, they can be purchased online at the moment and will soon be available in stores!). It's like they made a product specifically for my pumpkin-loving heart!

It has been a crazy month, so I hadn't had a chance to try them until recently. I decided to make some Rice Crispy Treat-inspired dessert with them, but add my own twist and and shape them into little pumpkins. I got a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Crispy Treats from Dandies, which calls for just a few ingredients - a bag of their Pumpkin Marshmallows, vegan butter, cereal, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice blend. Instead of using Rice Krispies, I decided to use Nature's Path Envirokidz's Jungle Munch cereal! It is dusted with cinnamon, which I thought would make a great addition to the flavor of the treats!

I assembled my ingredients:

And then set out to melt and mix the marshmallows, maple syrup and Earth Balance:

After all the marshmallows had melted, I added in the spices and whole box of Jungle Munch:

After the mixture had cooled a bit (but was still warm), I coated my hands with coconut oil (you can use whatever oil/butter you want - it just helps you to not get sticky!) and rolled the mixture into small-sized balls (about the size of golf balls):

Then I cut some green Caramel Apple Twizzlers (they are accidentally vegan, check out last year's review - you could also use something else if you wanted) into small pieces to use as the stems to my pumpkins.

And voila, soon I had my own delicious pumpkin patch full of crispy treats!

Have you tried the new Dandies Pumpkin Marshmallows? What are your favorite ways to eat them?


  1. I'm guessing you melted the marshmallows by adding in the warm butter mixer?

    1. The marshmallows are melted along with the vegan butter and maple syrup in the microwave. For more details, just click the recipe link which will take you to the Dandies' official recipe. :)

  2. I bought everything to use today except the pumpkin marshmallows. I will have to use the vanilla. This will be one of our 31 days of halloween tricks or treats. So excited!!!