Do you ever see something and think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” That’s how I felt when I saw the recipe for these beauties in an issue of Cuisine at Home. Rice Krispies treats with cinnamon and cream cheese frosting? Yeah, I should have thought of that one.
Still, something this good has to be shared, no matter whose idea it is.
The treats themselves don’t vary much from the traditional. The simple addition of cinnamon is enough to give them a lovely flavor. I opted to spread them into a half sheet pan and roll them so they’d be round like cinnamon buns. I just couldn’t resist taking the cinnamon bun theme a bit further, even with that bit of extra effort.
Of course, what are cinnamon buns without cream cheese frosting? I’m not one to turn down cream cheese frosting on just about anything, but it’s especially good here. It really takes an otherwise everyday treat up several notches.
8 Comments on “Cinnamon Bun Crispy Treats”
omigosh that IS brilliant!!!! And they look so gooey and flavorful!
Wonder how it would work if you didn’t put the cinnamon in the treat but maybe vanilla and did some kind of cinnamon filling/paste and smeared that on top before rolling it so you get a line of cinnamon in the rolled treat like a bun would do…
Looks like a fun and easy one, Jennifer. Can’t wait to try it!.
Linda, it’s funny you say that because I debated doing that. Ultimately, I simplified, but I think adding that extra bit would be lovely!
I do that all the time! I always think, DUH! Why didn’t I think of that! These look fun and easy; great recipe to keep and do this summer with the kiddos!
Yum! I made something really similar with Cinnabon products that they sent me. Now I want them again after seeing yours.
I think the frosting swirled on top is my favorite thing about these — they look fabulous!
Pretty sure I need the whole pan of these! They sound heavenly!
I’m now having a DOH moment also! What a fabulous idea!