Recipe | Halloween Treats + PUMPKIN Benefits

I am SO excited for Halloween. I have my costume and Maddie’s costume ready. I’m not really into Halloween candy, but one of my favorite sweets are Rice Krispy Treats. They’re so nostalgic, it reminds me of childhood.

{ Pumpkin Benefits }

Plus, I like to think I’m getting a tiny health benefit in Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treats. While I make these treats, I’m also eating spoonfuls of leftover pumpkin puree. Pumpkin’s really good for your digestive system (I found this out when Maddie was a puppy and had stomach issues). Pumpkin is super high in fiber — fiber helps you digest your food efficiently, which helps your body absorb nutrients from your food.

In this Rice Krispy Treats Recipe, I added an autumn twist. That obviously means I added pumpkin + pumpkin spice.

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{ Recipe } Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treats

  • 3 cups Rice Krispy Treats
  • 2-3 cups marshmellows
  • Pumpkin Spice: 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons butter

1. In a large pot, melt butter, add rice krispy treats +pumpkin pie spice

2. Mix in marshmallows + melt

3. Mix in pumpkin puree

4. Add to pan and press down

{ The Bark Report }

Of course, I had to add treats for pups in this post! Maddie goes nuts over pumpkin. Every now and then I put a spoonful of pumpkin puree in her dog food. It has digestive benefits and she loves the taste.

While I enjoy some Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treats, Maddie’s indulging in BLUE Boo Bars from Chewy.com. Each treat is cut out into cute halloween shapes — like pumpkins! It contains nutritious ingredients like oatmeal, barley, pumpkin, flaxseed, carrots and cinnamon.

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*Treats provided by Chewy.com. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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