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As you know, we just finished up our Halloween Rice Krispies treat challenge. I had this idea to make candy corn inspired treats as part of our table decorations. I think they turned out super cute. The recipe is really just the basic RK treat recipe, but the there is a little technique to getting them in this shape. Of course you could use any color combination that you want, but I picked one that matched our tablescape.
Another couple notes before you start, you will use a lot more coloring than you think. You want the color of the marshmallows to be a lot darker so that there is enough dye to color the treats. You will be making 3 half batches of RK treats. I started with the lightest color first and then moved to the darkest. I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to wash my pot in between batches. Finally, spray a 9×13 pan really well with non-stick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper. Trust me…I had trouble getting it out of the pan.
Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats
6 tbls butter
6 cups mini marshmallows
9 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
2-3 colors of food dye
Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Melt 2 tbls butter in a large pot over med-high heat. Stir in 2 cups marshmallows until melted. Add food dye (I used about 20 drops for each color) and stir until well combined. Remove from heat and add 3 cups cereal. Stir quickly to combine. Press into a thin layer on the bottom of prepared pan.
Repeat above steps 2 more times, pressing each layer on top of the previous one. Let cool about an hour and then turn treats out of pan onto a cutting board.
Slice into one inch thick slices, like you are cutting a slice of bread. Then cut each slice into 3 squares (think brownies). Then cut each square diagonally to make the candy corn shape.
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claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine says
How creative this is pure art! awesome job!
Jewels for Hope says
omg this sounds amazing. yum I love rice krispy treats!
Chelsea @ Someday I'll Learn says
That’s adorable. I love this idea!
Amanda @ Traditional Foods says
I think I have to do this to figure out the cutting. LOL. Well done and great picture
Tiffany Cruz says
Love Rick Krispies treats. Those look really good!
Very clever looking. At first I thought they had candy corn in the ingredients.
Very creative and they look so yummy!
Belinda @zomppa says
What a fun and colorful treat!