I love all things gingerbread men. My advent calendar (the building in the background) is a gingerbread house. I have gingerbread men spatulas, rugs, tea towels, plates, spoon rests, mugs, salt shakers, lights, etc…I love me some gingerbread men. They just make me smile. So when I stumbled across gingerbread marshmallows in the shape of gingerbread men I was sold. I quickly grabbed two bags…should have grabbed more!
I made these for the hockey boys. In what appeared to be a compliment but also an insult in my opinion over and over I heard “wow, these are actually good”. Gee thanks? I mean I get that they were a little out there and not everyone enjoys the flavor of gingerbread but I don’t usually serve them stuff that tastes like crap so I had to laugh that everyone was so surprised they were good. So good the whole bag was gone at the end of the night.
If you are a gingerbread fan, these are definitely a great treat to make. I was a little sad to watch the gingerbread men melt (luckily they don’t have eyes or I would have major guilt!) but I got over that sadness when I ate the treats. 🙂
Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats
One 10.5 ounce bag of Gingerbread Flavored Marshmallows
3 TBSP unsalted butter
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
25 gingersnaps, chopped up
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add cereal and cookies. Stir until well coated.
Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.
I am a sucker for things that taste like gingerbread! These sound super tasty. I wonder if those marshmallows are sold in Canada?
This sounds so good. Where did you find the marshmallows?
@Vanessa- I found them at Safeway…but I know they sell them on Amazon.com
Gingerbread men are my thing too! And houses…anything gingerbread. That’s my decor of choice this time of year. I grabbed a bag of those marshmallows too, and the kids have slowly been nibbling them. I made Rice Krispie treats with the pumpkin spice marshmallows and wasn’t impressed…so maybe these are better? I’ll have to grab another bag and give it a try. I’m sure the added gingersnaps are delish!
I bought a bag the other day at Tom Thumb in Dallas and they made me giggle. Thanks for the recipe!
Another specialty marshmallow we’ll never see up here. Though I’m probably better off, having these around could be pretty dangerous :). Next thing I know people are calling me Stay Puft.
@Adam- move closer to the border. 🙂
So cute!! I love the advent calendar, where did you get it?
@Maressa- I few years ago my mother bought me the calendar. I believe it was Sur La Table.
Gingerbread marshmallows = <3. I know it's just a seasonal marketing ploy, but I am happy to play along and buy a few bags. Gotta look for these on my next shopping trip … 🙂
I found some at Target and some that are chocolate peppermint – my son is going to flip out when I put them in his hot chocolate! Yay for flavored marshmallows! Love your blog, you crack me up!
How cute are those marshmallows!! I’m a huge gingerbread fan as well. My favorite!
A marvelously festive treat!
I’ll have to be on the lookout for these. Do you think you would notice the gingerbread flavor if you made them without the gingersnaps?
We would love to see all the gingerbread theme things that you possess why dont you make a seperate post for that
I love gingerbread men decorations too! (And have found some really cute things in years past at Cracker Barrel).
I am sure those rice krispie treats are delicious, and a nice change of pace from the usual.
Your advent calendar is adorable!
So cute! You should have slapped them upside the head for even suggesting you would serve them nasty food. Or at least made them apologize before they got any more of your wonderful treats.
Another one of the blogs I follow, Gingerbread Bagels, made gingerbread rice krispies and she too felt immense guilt about melting the gingerbread men mallows. I really truely want to make these, but I can’t find gingerbread marshmallows anywhere! ;-;
I love those marshmallows, great use for them!
I will definitely be looking for these marshmallows. My 3 year old LOVES gingerbread men…except he calls them muffin men and he’s so cute when he says it that I just can’t correct him 🙂 This recipe will be an easy add to our Christmas baking. Thanks for the idea!
Im so far behind on my blog loving but I had to stop and tell you the title of this post alone brought back childhood memories and made me smile.
We made these today and they are AWESOME! Thanks for the delicious recipe. I found the marshmallows at Walmart and bought two bags so we could eat a few unmelted.
Jessi @ Quirky Cookery says
I haven’t seen these in the store anywhere, but I soooo want them now!