Candy Corn Krispie Treats

This summer I made some fun Watermelon Slice Krispie Treats, and it recently hit me that I could use the same general concept to create candy corn krispie treats!  I love rice krispie treats, and I’m always drawn to fun desserts that incorporate the look of candy corn, so these treats are a perfect combo!

Although the assembly process does take a bit more time than a traditional batch of rice krispies treats… they are still much quicker to make than a decorated cookie, for example.

Wrap the final treats in cellophane bags, add some fun ribbon and you have an adorable fall or Halloween party favor.

Print Recipe

Candy Corn Krispie Treats

Yield: 16 servings/wedges

Traditional rice krispies treats get a festive update for Halloween.

Ingredients:

For the yellow ring
4 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter

For the orange ring
2 3/4 cups rice krispies cereal
3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 tablepsoons butter

For the white center
2 cups rice krispies cereal
2 1/2 cups mini marshamallows
2 tablepsoons butter

Yellow food coloring
Orange food coloring

Directions:

Assemble your ingredients and gather 2 large bowls (one must be microwave safe), two rubber spatulas, two 8" cake pans and non-stick cooking spray.

Also, have a stick of butter out, which you will need to use to grease your hands as you handle the krispie treat mixture.

Spray the cake pans with non-stick spray and set aside. Also, lightly spray two rubber spatulas with cooking spray.

For the yellow ring-
Add 5 cups mini marshmallows and 3 tablespoons butter to a large, microwave safe bowl.

Microwave the butter and marshallows about 3 minutes, or until warm and very puffy.

In another large bowl, measure 4 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal.

Carefully remove marshmallows from microwave and add yellow food coloring (I used 2 drops of yellow Americolor gel).

Stir the melted marshmallows, butter and coloring until smooth and fully combined. Immediately, pour the marshmallow mixture into the bowl with the cereal. Use an oiled spatula and stir quickly until fully incorporated.

Divide yellow rice krispie mixure between the two cake pans, and use your hands to create a "ring" around the inside edge of the cake pan (as shown below), about 1 1/2 inches wide. Rub a bit of butter on your hands as necessary to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands. Work quickly, as the mixture is more difficult to mold as it cools.

Wash your bowls and spatulas and repeat the same process with the ingredients for the orange ring, and then the white center.

Once your three colors are pressed into the pans, allow to fully cool and set, at least 30 minutes. When you want to cut the triangles (candy corn shapes), flip over your cake pans onto a cutting surface, and tap pan on cutting board to remove krispie treat round. Cut the round large round in half, then quarters, then cut each quarter in half.

To add a cookie stick, or paper straw (as shown), first create a hole with a wooden skewer.

General recipe by Kelloggs. Candy corn idea and proportions by Glorious Treats.

 

 

If you like candy corn inspired treats, you’ll love these too…

Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse by Glorious Treats

Candy Corn Decorated Cookies by Glorious Treats

Candy Corn Slice and Bake Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle

Candy Corn Bugle Snack Mix by Cookies and Cups

Candy Corn Push-Up Pops by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Candy Corn Marshmallows by Haniela’s

And my Fall/Halloween Pinterest board is full of even more fun and festive ideas!

I’m adding this post to Tidy Mom’s- I’m Lovin’ It post.

135 comments

  1. Aww, thanks for the link love Glory!
    Love these krispies..of course :)

  2. the pics are sooooooo yummy! 😛

  3. Hi, I made your watermelon ones last weekend,but the paper straws came through the middle of the slices, breaking them in half. How do you get your paper straws to support the weight of the treat without breaking through, and where do you buy your paper straws at? Love your posts, Thanks, Katy

    • Katy, So glad you gave one of my ideas a try… sorry they didn’t quite work out perfectly. It sounds to me like you may need to really compact the rice krispies in the pan a bit more. And be sure to let it set up for at least 30 minutes before you slice them. Also, use a thin bamboo skewer to make the hole first, then push in your straw. I buy paper straws from several sources, including shopsweetlulu.com and shoptomkatstudio.com

  4. These are adorable!! So cute! Last weekend I tried your cookies and cream rice krispie treats and they were a hit!! Thanks!

  5. How beautiful! Just pinned it:)! You are making me excited for the fall!!

  6. These are so stinkin’ cute, Glory!

  7. Cute (not to mention colorful!)
    I love Marshmallow Krispie Treats!

  8. You are so clever!

  9. Adorable…had to “pin” these, hope that was okay!!

  10. Oh, my goodness! You are just SO creative! I needed a quick mental break and popped on your site and love these! These will definitively be going in the kids’ lunch boxes! Thanks, Glory!

    • Hi Tracy, Thanks for popping in! I’m sure your kids would love them! I shared mine with adults (althought I was thinking they were more of a kid thing) and even the adults loved them! =)

  11. Hi Glory – did you know I made these last year? http://thepartiologist.blogspot.com/2011/10/candy-corn-rice-crispy-treats.html

    I like that you added them on a stick too!

  12. I love that you did these on orange striped straws. What a cute treat for Halloween.

  13. LOVE THIS! I might make this for my daughter this Halloween and have her help me! 😀

  14. What a wonderful treat for a kid or an adult alike. So creative.

  15. Totally darling, so cute for a party!

  16. This is brilliant! What a simple but delightful idea!

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  18. This is so cute ! Really creative idea and nice looking treat! Great job

  19. I love these! What size are the cake pans you used?

  20. Very cute and one of my favorite treats! These are a common snack in our house, but now I’ll doctor them up for fall! Yay! Love you!
    ~Cecilia

  21. These are the cutest rice krispie treats I have ever seen!!! I love them!!! Great, great post!!! Thank you!

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  23. Adorable! I love everything candy corn :)

  24. Holy Criminy. My favorite Halloween candy imagined out of the treat that is, essentially, my crack cocaine. This delights me and I will be making it! Bless you.

  25. Just adorable…and who doesn’t like Rice Krispie Treats!

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  27. These are awesome! I just love how they turned out. I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

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  29. Hi! I found you via Pinterest! I love this idea and I am going to make these for my kids’ fall festival parties at school! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  31. Love these Glory!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/fall-treats/

    Have a great rest if of the weekend!

  32. So Cute! So smart with the use of the cake pan!!!

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  42. These are so adorable! Absolutely genius to serve them on sticks and keep everyones’ fingers marshmallow-free. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Sure wish I’d seen your version before I made mine, which involved templates and cutting and some mental anguish. :)
    http://gettingsveltetowooalexskarsgard.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/halloween-yummies-tricks-and-treats-part-one-candy-corn-rice-krispie-treats/

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  48. Just made these for “candy corn day” at preschool. So cute! I greased the *outside* of a metal measuring cup and used its rounded edge to help press the Rice Krispies into nice uniform rings and its flat bottom helped to level out the top. Also- if you need to make these gluten free you can use GF Rice Krispies and the recipe turns out perfectly!

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  55. I made these last night for my nephew’s daycare class and they came out so cute! Thank you for the idea! :)

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  58. Hi, When i was young we use to be able to get those small yellow white and orange sweets in New Zealand, I loved them but can not get them or remember what they are called, would love to find some online if i knew the mane of them. thanks.

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  60. So cute! Definitely keeping these in mind for Halloween this year. :)

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  68. What a great idea! I’d love if you’d stop by and link up over at my Candy Corn Recipe Round-Up

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  79. I just made these for halloween. Great idea by the way! Everything looks perfect but the center “white” portion is so hard that you can’t even bit through it! What did I do wrong? I cover the treats in plastic wrap and left them overnight before I cut them up. Is that the problem? Thank you so much! Lori

    • Hi Lori, The texture of all three layers should be the same, and it should be the same crispy/chewy texture of regular rice krispie treats. I’m sorry, I can’t think of any reason they would be super hard? You should be able to keep them wrapped for up to 2 days.

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  83. Thanks for this! I made these last night to carry to class today. I’m positive they’re going to be a big hit!

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  97. These are incredible! I can hardly wait to try it out. Thanks for taking the time to share the step-by-step process.

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  100. How many days in advance can you make these treats?
    Planning for a party…

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  103. Love these, Glory. Pinned! Toooooo cute! Happy Halloween!

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  119. I saw these and couldn’t wait to make some today. The outer layer was just fine and had the right texture. But the orange and white batch did not want to stir/mix up very well. Later when I went to cut them, the orange and white sections were hard. I tried different knives to cut them. The white section just kept breaking off. When I tried to eat one, the only section I could really enjoy was the outside yellow part.
    I don’t think there was enough marshmallow for those sections to keep it soft enough to eat.

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