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.


Candy Corn Krispie Treats

Traditional rice krispies treats get a festive update for Halloween.

Yield: 16 servings/wedges


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


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.

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124 Responses to “Candy Corn Krispie Treats”

  1. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — September 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

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

  2. #
    Alex — September 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    the pics are sooooooo yummy! :P

  3. #
    Katy — September 17, 2012 at 12:26 am

    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

    • Glory replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 1:15 am

      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 and

  4. #
    Helga — September 17, 2012 at 12:42 am

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

  5. #
    Rita — September 17, 2012 at 12:59 am

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

  6. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — September 17, 2012 at 1:46 am

    These are so stinkin’ cute, Glory!

  7. #
    Natalie J Vandenberghe — September 17, 2012 at 1:54 am

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

  8. #
    Kathy — September 17, 2012 at 3:36 am

    You are so clever!

  9. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Loving these! SO adorable and easy!

  10. #
    sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more — September 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    so fun!

  11. #
    Terri — September 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

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

    • Glory replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

      Yes, wonderful! Please pin from my site all you want! =)

  12. #
    TracyLH — September 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    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!

    • Glory replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

      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! =)

  13. #
    The Partiologist — September 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Glory – did you know I made these last year?

    I like that you added them on a stick too!

    • Glory replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

      Opps Kim! No, I never saw yours! I guess great minds think alike!

  14. #
    Paula — September 17, 2012 at 4:43 pm

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

  15. #
    Silvia, Tavita Cakes — September 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    LOVE THIS! I might make this for my daughter this Halloween and have her help me! :D

  16. #
    Suzanne Perazzini — September 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

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

  17. #
    Cathy @ Noble Pig — September 17, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Totally darling, so cute for a party!

  18. #
    Ashley — September 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    This is brilliant! What a simple but delightful idea!

  19. #
    Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden — September 18, 2012 at 6:42 am

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

  20. #
    Maria — September 18, 2012 at 11:03 am

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

    • Glory replied: — September 18th, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

      Hi Maria, As mentioned in the post, I used 8″ cake pans. Happy treat making! =)

  21. #
    Cecilia Midgette — September 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    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!

  22. #
    Carol | a cup of mascarpone — September 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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

  23. #
    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — September 19, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I love these! Great idea!

  24. #
    Amanda — September 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Adorable! I love everything candy corn :)

  25. #
    Shannon — September 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    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.

  26. #
    Mary — September 20, 2012 at 6:15 am

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

  27. #
    Diane {Created by Diane} — September 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    these are just ADORABLE ;)

  28. #
    Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper — September 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    These are awesome! I just love how they turned out. I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  29. #
    Kristy Miller — September 23, 2012 at 5:20 am

    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!!

  30. #
    TidyMom — September 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Love these Glory!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a great rest if of the weekend!

    • Glory replied: — September 23rd, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

      Thanks so much Cheryl! I just realized I hadn’t added your link back yet… just added it! =)

  31. #
    Chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen — September 24, 2012 at 1:59 am

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

  32. #
    Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons — September 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    These are very cute!

  33. #
    Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) — October 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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

  34. #
    Kelli — October 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Sure wish I’d seen your version before I made mine, which involved templates and cutting and some mental anguish. :)

  35. #
    Brooke — October 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    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!

  36. #
    Vanessa — October 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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

  37. #
    kathryn — November 14, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    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.

    • Glory replied: — November 14th, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

      The candies that inspired these are called candy corn.

  38. #
    Kori — February 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

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

  39. #
    Sara Howe — October 8, 2013 at 12:40 am

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

  40. #
    Lori — October 29, 2013 at 4:48 am

    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

    • Glory replied: — October 30th, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

      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.

  41. #
    Rainne — October 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm

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

  42. #
    Kathy — October 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm

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

  43. #
    INGRID — October 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

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

  44. #
    Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainer — October 23, 2014 at 6:26 pm

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


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