Candy Corn Inspired Rice Krispie Treats!!

First, I would like to report that we are safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy came through last night.  We had some high winds and a couple trees down, but we weathered the storm just fine.  Pat and I are keeping all of the affected families in our thoughts and prayers.

Next, I wanted to share something that I made this weekend, but didn’t get a chance to post until now because of power outages.  I am SO proud of myself when I come up with an idea 100% on my own and not from online or in a magazine!  I started off with the idea just to make orange-colored rice krispie treats by putting food coloring in the melted marshmallow.  I then came up with the idea to use up some candy melts and paint the tops of the krispie treats to make them look like candy corn!!
Candy Corn Inspired Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Ingredients:
  • 9 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 bag (10.5 oz) Mini Marshmallows
  • Candy Melts (you can buy them in different colors or you can just use food coloring to dye white ones)
  • Food Coloring
Directions:
  • Grease the bottom of a 13×9 pan with butter and set aside.
  • Place 1/4 cup butter in a pan on the stove.
  • Turn burner on low.
  • Melt the butter completely and then add in your entire bag of marshmallows.
  • Keep on low heat and stir continuously until all marshmallows are smooth and melted.
  • Add in food coloring at this point to dye your melted marshmallows orange.
  • Next mix in 9 cups of Rice Krispies cereal.  Stir until well blended.
  • Pour the mixture into the 13×9 pan.
  • Let cool completely and then cut into small rectangles.
  • Melt your candy melts according to the directions on the packaging.
  • Paint the tops of each krispie treat completely with orange candy melt.  Let cool and then add a thicker stripe of yellow on the bottom and then a small bit of white on the top.
  • Let the candy melts harden completely before stacking or storing.

What a fun treat for this time of year!!

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xoxo, Food Marriage

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