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cinnamon bun rice Krispie bites

Cinnamon Bun Rice Krispie Bites

A perfect size to satisfy your cinnamon bun cravings.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 48 bites

Ingredients

Rice Krispie base

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 500 grams miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese icing

  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted
  • 8 oz. cream cheese one brick
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk any kind will do (skim, 1%, 2%, or whole)
  • 4 cups icing sugar

Instructions

Rice Krispie base

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan under medium/low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted completely.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Quickly add the cereal and cinnamon. Transfer to a parchment lined 10X15 cookie sheet. Press down to evenly spread the mixture to all sides of the pan. You may use a spatula or your hands. Your hands should be slightly damp to prevent the batter from sticking.
  3. Set it aside to cool and set. Minimum 30 minutes.

Cream Cheese Icing

  1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment under medium speed whip the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and turn the speed to low.
  2. Slowly add the icing sugar a cup at a time until it's all incorporated. Mix on low until incorporated. Add the milk to smooth out the icing.

Building the bites

  1. After the rice Krispies have set, use a two inch round cutter to cut out circles. Remove the excess for later, or to snack on.
  2. Place a Wilton #6 tip in your piping bag and fill with icing. Carefully pipe spirals on the top of each rice Krispie treat. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

Recipe Notes

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