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Friday, September 11, 2015

Cranberry Orange Crispy Treats

Cranberry Orange Crispy Treats - Orange juice and orange zest pairs with sweet, tart cranberries to give a new twist to the classic flavor duo in a yummy crispy treats recipe!

Cranberry Orange Crispy Treats - Orange juice and orange zest pairs with sweet, tart cranberries to give a new twist to the classic flavor duo!

Can you believe that I have been blogging for over three years and this is the FIRST crispy treats recipe on the blog?! I'm pretty sure that has made me lose major blogging points .... or something like that? The thing is, my mom never really made them for us growing up and I have only made them a handful of times myself. It's one of those things I kinda forget about .....

Cranberry Orange Crispy Treats - Orange juice and orange zest pairs with sweet, tart cranberries to give a new twist to the classic flavor duo!

That all changed a few weeks ago when I had the opportunity to meet Ashley from Cute As A Fox!! Seriously - she just published the cutest crispy treats book ever and she invited little ol' me to her book launch party with tons of other bloggers! I had soooo much fun decorating some crispy treats and chatting with other bloggers. I walked away so inspired - and of course, when my kiddos saw this awesome cookbook, they promptly wanted to make every single recipe in the book!

Super Cute Crispy Treats from Cute As A Fox

We'll be making the Spider Treats (pages 52-52 in Ashley's book) soon and I'm already looking forward to making the Hot Cocoa Reindeer Treats (pages 32-33) around Christmas time!! Both recipes are super cute and easy!!

Cranberry Orange Crispy Treats - Orange juice and orange zest pairs with sweet, tart cranberries to give a new twist to the classic flavor duo!

I have to admit that aside from all things pumpkin, I also love the cranberry-orange flavor combo in the fall and winter .... actually who am I kidding, I love it all year long! When I spotted the recipe for the Cranberry Orange Crispy treats in the Super Cute Crispy Treats book, I knew which recipe I was starting with! They were absolutely perfect and I am so excited to share the recipe with you!

  

If you love making crispy treats, buy Ashley's book! Seriously, you will be so happy you did! There are almost 100 unbelievable no-bake desserts in there - talk about tons of inspiration and plenty of ideas! With the holiday season just around the corner, the cookbook would also make a great gift idea for the cooks in your life! (hint, hint).

Cranberry Orange Crispy Treats - Orange juice and orange zest pairs with sweet, tart cranberries to give a new twist to the classic flavor duo!


Cranberry Orange Crispy Treats
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes + cooling
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 24 servings

Ingredients 
  • 3 tbsp. margarine 
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) mini marshmallows
  • Zest from one medium orange
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup roughly chopped dried cranberries

Instructions

1. Melt margarine over low heat in a 5-quart or larger saucepan. Add marshmallows and stir. Let marshmallows melt completely, stirring occasionally. Add orange zest and juice, and stir to combine. Remove from heat.

2. Pour in rice cereal and dried cranberries, and stir until covered with marshmallow mixture. Spread mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish that has been well-coated with non-stick cooking spray. Push down evenly with greased hands or spatula. Let cool.

3. Store in an airtight container on countertop and serve within 24 hours. Just before serving, cut into 2-inch squares.

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This recipe is from the cookbook Super Cute Crispy Treats by Ashley Fox Whipple and is used with permission.

Cranberry Orange Crispy Treats - Orange juice and orange zest pairs with sweet, tart cranberries to give a new twist to the classic flavor duo!

Do you have a favorite crispy treats recipe? What do you add to make it special?

Cranberry Orange Crispy Treats - Orange juice and orange zest pairs with sweet, tart cranberries to give a new twist to the classic flavor duo!

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5 comments:

  1. I love cranberries, dried actually more than fresh - excellent idea to include them in your crispy treats ! Those critters look adorable and all, but I'll leave it up to the kids to make ;-) {and yours did volunteer, right?!}

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  2. I figure with your kiddos you would be making crispy treats by the barrel full!! I am loving your flavor combo in these!!

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  3. Haha no blogging points lost. I frequently find myself thinking, Huh? I can't believe I don't have a recipe for that on my blog. One of these days I may get to it. But your version, amazing!

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  4. I forget about crispy treats too -- I don't have any either! Terrible. Your first version is very original and you are in the game now!

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  5. I love this variation....definitely perfect for fall!

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