Rice crispy treats are one of my favorite desserts. They are simple, classic, and rate high on the list for everyone in my family. And, making them cutesy like this for Halloween is even better.
Halloween: Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 4 Cups Mini Marshmallows or 10 ounce bag big marshmallows
- 5 Cups Crisp Rice Cereal
- Orange yellow, and white food coloring
- Grease a 10 inch round cake pan really well.
- Melt butter in large sauce pan over low heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended.
- Cook a couple of minutes longer, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat.
- Divide butter and marshmallow mixture into three bowls.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl, one orange, one yellow, one white.
- Mix in your cereal.
- Form rings using the various colors
- Let set for a few minutes
- Flip out of pan, cut into triangles
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Start by melting your butter (I doubled the recipe so I could give some out to the neighbors).
Add in your marshmallow. Then stir until it is all melted together.
Divide your melted marshmallow into three bowls, and add some food coloring to dye one bowl orange, and one bowl yellow.
Stir in the rice crispy cereal.
Be sure to grease your pans well. My biggest tip is to grease your hands well before you shape the rings to make the various colors for the candy corn, otherwise it will be a big mess and really hard. At first I had my kids help with this, but it got too messy, so I shaped it.
Make rings of the various colors so that it looks like a candy corn.
Once it is set, cut it into triangles so that it resembles candy corn.
Count Candy Corn is the book we read. I loved this book. I know I say that about every book, but this one was so cute. It was about a little boy who was afraid of Halloween and how he learns to face his fears using his skill of counting. I totally related to this book because my oldest has a vivid imagination and thus Halloween kind of freaks him out. We have to be careful about exposure to anything too scary. Since I love Halloween, I really want to nip this in the bud, asap. Enjoy!