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Candy Corn Treats

Categories: Halloween Favorites

Submitted by: Stacy Walker

Candy corn is probably one of the most popular Halloween candy treats! Maybe the most recognized for the Halloween time of year. What a fun twist on rice cereal treats and Halloween together is to make candy corn cereal treats.

Ingredients

  • 6 c. rice cereal
  • 4 3/4 c. miniature marshmallows (You can also use regular size marshmallows, cut in half)
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • food coloring

Instructions

For the Yellow layer: 

2 1/2 cups rice krispie cereal

2 cups mini marshmallows

1 1/2 Tbsp butter 

yellow food coloring

 

For the Orange layer: 

2 cups rice krispie cereal

1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

1 Tbsp butter

red and yellow food coloring

 

For the White layer:

1 cup rice krispie cereal

1 1/4 cups mini marshmallows

1 Tbsp butter

Spray an 8 inch round pan with non stick spray. You will want to have wax paper available ready to use to shape your cereal in the pan, so the cereal doesn't stick to your hands and is easier to shape. You can use the microwave or stovetop, whichever you prefer.

Starting with the yellow layer, melt the butter and add the marshmallows and melt them together. Then add the yellow food coloring, a few drops for the desired yellow color and mix together. Then add the rice krispie cereal. Mix together well until all the cereal is coated with marshmallows. Shape the yellow layer around the outside edge of your round pan. 

For the orange layer, melt the butter and add the marshmallows then melt them together. Add the yellow and red food coloring to get the orange shade. Remember only a little bit of red coloring needed and more of yellow to get the orange shade. When you have your desired orange color, add the rice krispie cereal and mix together well until the cereal is coated with marshmallows. Shape the orange layer around the inside of the yellow layer in the pan. 

For the white layer, melt the butter and add the marshmallows then melt them together. Add the rice krispie cereal and mix together well until the cereal is coated with marshmallows. Then add to the center of the round pan. 

Make sure all the layers are pressed in the pan and pressed together. 

Allow the rice krispie treats to cool fully and set up for 30 minutes. When they are ready to cut, simply flip over the pan on a cutting surface and remove the treats from the pan. This is where a well greased pan is important, so it all comes out together. Using a large knife cut the rice krispie treats into triangles around the circle. This will give you the Candy Corn look. 

Makes 8 Candy Corn Treats. Double or triple the batch to make more of this easy treat. 

Recipe submitted by Stacy Walker - The Backroad Life