Happy Halloween Everyone!
I have a little blog crush on Glory from Glorious Treats. I have made a couple of things from her blog, and find so many cute things that are on my “to-do” list. Like if I ever learn how to frost cookies with royal icing, I will make so many things that she posts because she is fantastic.
Anyway, having made the Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats, I knew how to do this recipe and dove right in.
I put them on these Wilton Lollipop Sticks (the 8″ sticks, which I cut in half), but colored paper straws are good also.
They turned out solo cute! My only wish would be to make the white part whiter, but how? What needs to be added? Otherwise, they are a cute Fall / Halloween treat. I’ll be taking these to a Halloween party tonight for all the kiddos. Maybe if I dazzle them with a cute dessert, they won’t notice that I’m only in jeans and a t-shirt, not a costume? Right?
Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats
Yield: 2 8″ round pans (12 – 16 wedges)
For the yellow ring:
4 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
For the orange ring:
2 3/4 cups rice krispies cereal
3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
For the white center:
2 cups rice krispies cereal
2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
Yellow food coloring
Orange food coloring (I mixed equal amounts of red and yellow to make orange. Thank you kindergarten!)
The process is much easier if all of your ingredients are laid out, assembly line fashion.
To make the Yellow Ring (outer circle/edge):
1. Prepare two 8″ round pans by coating with non-stick cooking spray or greasing with butter. (I sprayed…)
2. Place 41/2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal in a large bowl, set aside.
3. Melt 5 cups marshmallows and 3 Tbsp. butter in a large bowl in the microwave for 3 minutes, or until very puffy. Remove from the microwave and stir adding in the yellow food coloring until desired color is achieved. (You can do this on the stovetop too, if desired.)
4. Pour yellow marshmallow mixture into the bowl of Rice Krispies. Stirring quickly with a butter-coated spatula, mix until thoroughly combined.
5. Divide the mixture between the two prepared cake pans, and press along the sides of the pans to form a ring. (Work quickly so the cereal mixture doesn’t cool and harden.) Make a ring around the edges about 1 1/2″ tall and 1/3 of the pan width wide as each color should have an equal thickness. Note: If you spray your hands with cooking spray or use a little butter on your hands, the sticky cereal won’t stick to your fingers as you press it into the pans.
To make the orange ring (middle circle):
1. Repeat the same Steps 1 through 5 as with the yellow ring, but using the ingredients/quantities listed above. I used equal drops of yellow and red food coloring to make my orange.
2. Divide the orange mixture evenly into a ring in the center of the two cake pans. Press down until evenly spread with a smooth top.
To make the white ring (inner circle):
1. Repeat the same Steps 1 through 5 as with the yellow ring, but using the ingredients/quantities listed above and no food coloring.
2. Press evenly into the space left in the center of the pan.
3. Allow to cool completely before cutting, at least 30 minutes.
4. To cut: invert each pan onto cutting surface and cut into eight equal pieces.
5. To serve on cookie stick or paper straw, create a hole with a wooden or metal skewer and then insert stick/straw.
Source: Adapted from Glorious Treats