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Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes are an adorable and delicious addition to any fall dessert plate! Festive sprinkles and mini pumpkin spice marshmallows make them extra special.

Plated marshmallow treat cupcake topped with a pumpkin spice marshmallow and sprinklesPlated marshmallow treat cupcake topped with a pumpkin spice marshmallow and sprinkles

This post is sponsored by Campfire® Marshmallows.

The calendar has officially clicked over to fall! This is my favorite time of year.

We are finally getting into the groove of the new school year, routines are being established, and the weather is hinting at cooling down sometime in the next few weeks *fingers crossed*.

I have been living on pumpkin spice lattes (iced lattes for when the days are too relentlessly hot) and with October just around the corner, I can officially bust out all of my cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg-y recipes.

Fall is birthday season in our house, too. September, October, and November are filled with birthdays.

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On one hand, I love that the kids’ and my husband’s birthday all fall during my favorite season, but I have a hard time coming up with good ideas for both gifts and treats that don’t feel repeated.

Not to mention that Christmas is just around the corner and balancing what gifts to buy for birthday vs. Christmas is an annual struggle.

Oh, did I mention that kids like having a dessert for home and one for school?

That means double birthday desserts. Double. Birthday. Desserts.

In other words, that’s a whole bunch of treats that I need to make so I always have my eyes peeled for new and fun birthday treats. But, having a back-pocket idea to keep myself from getting overwhelmed this time of year is a necessity.

Back-pocket idea = marshmallow treat cupcakes.

Plated marshmallow treat cupcake topped with cream cheese icing and a pumpkin spice marshmallowPlated marshmallow treat cupcake topped with cream cheese icing and a pumpkin spice marshmallow

EASY-TO-MAKE MARSHMALLOW TREAT CUPCAKES

I started making these marshmallow treat cupcakes a few years ago for different holidays. A different frosting, festive sprinkles, and seasonal marshmallows go a long way to making these unique for each season.

Easter? Pop a pretty pastel marshmallow and sprinkles on top of your marshmallow treat cupcakes. Christmas? Give them a gingerbread spin.

Platter of pumpkin spice marshmallow treat cupcakesPlatter of pumpkin spice marshmallow treat cupcakes

Plus, making marshmallow treats is an obvious choice because:

1. They’re delicious
2. They’re easy

How many more reasons do we need?

This month, I am busting out the Campfire® Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows for a festive fall treat!

These marshmallows are one of my favorites of Campfire’s seasonal marshmallows. Adorable, soft pumpkin-shaped marshmallows that are lightly spiced and ready to float in mugs of hot chocolate or melt into marshmallow treats.

Bag of Campfire pumpkin spice marshmallowsBag of Campfire pumpkin spice marshmallows

Marshmallow treats are a total no-bake standby. They take just minutes to whip together. When you use a muffin tin to form the treats, they take on a whole new level of amazing!

Plus, you only need three ingredients for the marshmallow treat cupcakes.

Plated pumpkin spice marshmallow treat cupcake with pumpkin spice marshmallows in the backgroundPlated pumpkin spice marshmallow treat cupcake with pumpkin spice marshmallows in the background

WHAT YOU NEED FOR PUMPKIN SPICE MARSHMALLOW TREAT CUPCAKES

  • Butter
  • Campfire® Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows
  • Rice Cereal

The frosting for these pumpkin spice marshmallow treat cupcakes is a yummy, homemade cream cheese frosting, similar to the one on these banana cupcakes, that comes together quickly in a stand mixer.

I used vanilla extract in the frosting for some warmth, but you can use pumpkin spice extract to make them extra pumpkin-spicy! A few fall sprinkles and a mini pumpkin spice marshmallow and voila!

Plated pumpkin spice marshmallow treat cupcake in front of a platter of marshmallow treat cupcakesPlated pumpkin spice marshmallow treat cupcake in front of a platter of marshmallow treat cupcakes

Total cuteness that any kid (or adult) is going to love.

You can bet that I’ll be making a batch of these gingerbread marshmallow treat cupcakes come December, too!

Two plated marshmallow treat cupcakes topped with pumpkin spice marshmallowsTwo plated marshmallow treat cupcakes topped with pumpkin spice marshmallows

This post is by Emily Caruso of Jelly Toast.

Ingredients

For the Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 package Campfire® Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows
  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar (about 3 3/4 cups), sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes:

  1. Spray the wells of a 12-cup standard cupcake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In large pan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows to the pan and stir until completely melted.
  3. Gradually add crispy rice cereal; stirring until well coated. 
  4. Use a buttered spatula or clean, buttered hands to firmly press the mixture into the wells of the prepared pan. You’ll need to work quickly, so the mixture doesn’t set up in the pan.
  5. Cool for about 15 minutes. Remove marshmallow treat cupcakes from the pan and prepare the frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together, cream cheese, and butter until well combined about 5 minutes.
  2. With the mixer of low, gradually add the confectioners’ sugar until thoroughly incorporated and smooth. Add vanilla and mix to combine. Turn mixer to medium speed and mix for approximately 5 more minutes.
  3. Pipe frosting onto marshmallow treat cupcakes. If desired, top with additional Campfire® Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow.
Nutrition Information

Yield 12

Serving Size 1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving

Calories 321 Total Fat 13g Saturated Fat 8g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 37mg Sodium 123mg Carbohydrates 49g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 39g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 2g

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