Do you love candy corn or love to hate it? If it’s your favorite, candy corn Rice Krispies treats will top your list of favorite treats this Halloween!
Question: Is there any limit to how many variations you can make on Rice Krispies treats? Answer: No, no there is not.
To be 100% honest with you, if you had asked me prior to this Fall if I liked candy corn I would have told you no. I had this recipe idea, though, and wanted to try it out. I snuck a few pieces of the candy corn and as I was eating them I realized that I do like candy corn, but only in very small doses.
The idea for this Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats actually came from another food blogger. I saw her post on Pinterest…she had made adorable Rice Krispies treats that looked like candy corn…dyed and cut to look like a triangular, striped piece of candy corn. Very cute, but I wanted to make something for the die-hard candy corn lovers out there…something that contained candy corn.
Look, candy corn Rice Krispies Treats are not rocket science. It’s a basic RKT recipe with melted candy corn added. It’s very rich, but it’s tasty and fun…and Halloween only comes once a year, right?
Yield: 16-32 squares
5 minPrep Time:
10 minCook Time:
15 minTotal Time:
- 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter plus about half a tablespoon for greasing the pan
- 1 1/2 cups candy corn (chop 1/2 cup into smaller pieces)
- 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
- 6 ounces (half a 12-ounce box) crisped rice cereal
- Use the half tablespoon of butter to grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Set aside.
- In a large pot, melt the butter (don't throw away the butter wrapper yet) and the unchopped cup of candy corn over medium heat, stirring constantly. You may begin to think that the candy corn will never melt, but I promise it will.
- Once the butter and candy corn has melted completely, stir in the marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows have melted completely and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and add the cereal. Stir until the mixture is well-combined and homogenous.
- Spread the cereal and marshmallow mixture into the greased pan. Use the butter wrapper (I like to smear just a little more butter on it) to press the mixture down into the pan. Press the chopped candy corn into the top.
- Allow the treats to cool completely. Turn out of the pan and flip over so that the candy corn is facing up. Cut into squares and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.