Dulce de Leche Krispy Treats

and Mexican Coffee

Buenos días! Cómo estás? Why not Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with cups of Mexican Coffee and Dulce de Leche Krispy Treats! Nos vemos, Adiós. Both recipes are fast and easy to prepare making them perfect to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5th.

dulce de leche

Did You Know?

What is a tomatillo? The tomatillo is a plant of the nightshade family, related to the cape gooseberry. Baring small spherical green or green-purple fruit of the same name. Tomatillos originated in Mexico and are a staple of that country’s cuisine. Tomatillo are generally eaten fried, boiled, steamed or made into sauces or salsas. Tomatillos are the key ingredient in fresh and cooked Mexican and Central-American green sauces.


The fruit should be firm and bright green to make fresh sauces. Tomatillos have a high pectin content, which makes them ideal for making into sauces because they will naturally thicken the sauce. The purple and red varieties have a slight sweetness, which makes them suitable for jams and preserves. Tomatillos can be found in most grocery stores in the produce department by the other ethnic foods.


Looking For More?

Looking for more Cinco de Mayo Recipes? Check out a few more of our favorites. Cinco de Mayo Dinner Night


Dulce de Leche Krispy Treats



  • 3 tablespoons
  • 1 (10 oz) package or about 40
    vanilla and caramel marshmallows or regular marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup canned
    dulce de leche
  • 6 cups
    cocoa puffs cereal
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons
    dulce de leche for drizzle, optional

Cooking Directions

  1. Over medium-low heat, melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted. When marshmallows are melted, add the dulce de leche, stir until combined. Add cereal, stir until well coated. Pour into a buttered 13 x 9 inch pan. Press into pan with buttered spatula
  2. Cool. Drizzle with dulce de leche, optional
dulce de leche


Mexican Coffee



  • 3/4 cup
    ground dark roast coffee
  • 2 teaspoons
    ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups
  • 1 cup
  • 1/3 cup
    chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons
    light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • whipped
    topping, garnish
  • ground
    cinnamon, garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. Place coffee and cinnamon in basket of coffeemaker. Add water to coffeemaker; brew as directed. Simmer milk, chocolate syrup and sugar in a small saucepan on low heat until sugar dissolves. Stir milk mixture and vanilla into brewed coffee.
  2. Pour into serving cups.

Campfire Marshmallows