Thursday, October 31, 2013

Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats

Happy Halloween

I've got a super easy Halloween treat to make your Halloween night even sweeter - Candy Corn Rice Crispy treats.  They're super easy and fun to make and your little (and big) trick or treaters will LOVE them.  


Do you remember the blog post about the watermelon rice crispy treats?  I used that same idea (and recipe) to create a Halloween themed snack. 

Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats

For the outer ring-
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
4 cups mini marshmallows
3 Tablespoons butter
orange food coloring
For the middle -
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 Tablespoons butter
yellow food coloring


Prepare 2- 8" cake pans by greasing with butter or non-stick spray.
Melt 4 c. marshmallows and 3 T. butter in microwave for 2 minutes.

Stir in a small amount of yellow food coloring.  Add 4 c. cereal and mix well.

Spray hands with cooking spray and shape yellow cereal into a ring around the outside of 2 cake pans. 


Melt 5 C. marshmallows and 3 T. butter in microwave for 2 minutes.

Stir well.  Pour a spoonful of the mixture over 1 c. cereal and mix well.  

Add orange food coloring to the remaining marshmallow mixture and stir in cereal.

Drop half of the orange mixture into the center of each yellow ring.  Use hands to shape into a circle.

Spoon the white cereal into the center and use hands to flatten into a disk.

Allow dessert to cool for at least an hour in the pan before trying to remove it.  Carefully turn pan upside down on cutting board to remove.

 Use a sharp knife to cut into wedges.

If you're feeling super ambitious, you could even wrap them in celophane bags and pass them out to all the trick or treaters who ring on your doorbell tonight.

Have a great (and safe) Halloween!



  1. My kids love these this time of year, thanks for sharing i had forgot how to make these...


  2. What size cake pans were these? Love this tutorial thank you!

  3. These pans are the 9" Wilton brand cake pans. They work great for rice crispy treats - not so great for cakes.

  4. So true! I've got many professional pans but my sister purchased the wilton 9" pans for Christmas one year for me. It's the angled sides unfortunately :( thanks for the advice on cake pan size!