Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats - your favorite gooey marshmallow treats turned Halloween with the sweet addition of candy corn and candy corn marshmallows.
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When it comes to Halloween (and fall) I don’t think there is anything more polarizing than candy corn. It seems people either love it or they hate it. My feelings about this polarizing Halloween candy hover around indifference, although I do love the yellow, orange, and white color combo of candy corn.
Today I am sharing the amazing marriage of candy with cereal and marshmallows, Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats.
Let’s start with the Rice Krispies Treats component since you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy a good Rice Krispies Treat now and again. These Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats are made with Jet-Puffed Candy Corn Marshmallows. They’re new. They’re adorable. And they're used in this recipe!
The candy corn marshmallows give these Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats a little something extra. They also give this sweet snack its Halloween orange color. You do not have to use candy corn marshmallows. You can use regular mini marshmallows instead. If you opt for mini marshmallows and want the orange color, just add a few drops of orange food coloring. I urge you to try the candy corn marshmallows though. They’re just too cute and fun to pass up!
Now, let’s talk candy corn because we totally weren’t already. 😉
These Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats contain a scant cup of candy corn. I used the autumn mix (minus the pumpkins) which means there are both brown and orange candy corn. They don’t taste any different than your typical candy corn; it just gives them more autumn flare. The scant cup was the perfect amount of candy corn; however if you really LOVE candy corn feel free to add up to an additional cup. It will really make these treats burst with candy corn!
Remember when I said you would love this recipe even if you don’t like candy corn, well it’s totally true! My hubby stands firmly on the no to candy corn side of the fence. He says it is too sweet. It is pure sugar after all. He does enjoy Rice Krispies Treats though and told me these Halloween bad boys were delicious! He said the candy corn didn’t make them too sweet and gave them a little something extra…in a good way! His colleagues (my food testers) also loved these candy corn treats. So there you have it, loved by the candy corn nay-sayers. 😉
Oh, and if you have kids they will love you forever if you feed them Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats!
I think it is about time you knock your Rice Krispies treats up a Halloween notch and make these Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats, don’t you?
Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats
- Melt butter in large sauce pan on low-medium heat until melted.
- Add candy corn marshmallows; stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
- Add KELLOGG’S Rice Krispies cereal and candy corn. Stir until well coated.
- Let Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats stand until set. Cut into delicious squares. Eat & Enjoy!