I love candy corn. Well not really, I think it's nasty, but I do think they're pretty cute! Don't you? It just screams Halloween and it's fun so I decided to make candy corn rice krispies treats. Only there's not any candy corn in them, they just look like them. win win!
These were really simple to make, I just made the recipe on the marshmallow bag and divided the recipe into 3 bowls. I colored the first bowl of marshmallow mixture yellow then pressed it into a buttered Pyrex dish. Then I did the same with the second layer only I colored it orange. The top layer was not colored but I did add extra marshmallows just to put emphasis on the white tip. If you make these, make each layer separately because the marshmallows sets up pretty quickly and they'll be too hard to press into the dish.
I've included both recipes on the marshmallow bag and cereal box because for some reason the recipe is not on the outside of the cereal box anymore. I need recipes because I once tried to make these and added way too much butter and marshmallows which yielded a very gooey mess that my husband would not eat. So they're both here for you. FYI: The recipe is on the inside of the box. Hmmm, not smart Kellogg's!
You can cut these into squares but I thought they were cute cut into triangles so they really looked like candy corn. A simple Halloween treat with a fun twist. Whatcha think?Rice Krispies Treats from Kellogg's
- 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
- 1 pkg. (10 oz. about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
NOTE: For best results, use fresh marshmallows. 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.Marshmallow Crispy Squares from Kraft
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
- 6 cups Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows
- 1 pkg. (13 oz. ) Post Pebbles Cereal (about 8 cups)
Microwave butter in a large microwavable bowl on HIGH 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1 1/2 minutes or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 seconds.
Add cereal; mix well. Press firmly into greased foil lined 13x9-inch pan. Cool.
Cut into 24 squares to serve. Wrap leftover squares tightly. Store in a cool dry place.