Thursday, October 24, 2013

Candy Corn Shaped Krispie Treats

I saw candy corn shaped krispie treats online and they were frosted.   I thought, "WOW!" that is just way too much sugar.  So I thought maybe I could color the marshmallow candy corn colors.  It takes a little bit more work but I thought they turned out nice. 


Candy Corn Shaped Krispie Treats

3 Tablespoons butter
10 ounce package mini marshmallows
6 cups crispy rice cereal
Orange and yellow icing gel colors

Spray a 10" springform pan with non stick spray. 

In a microwavable bowl melt the butter.  Add marshmallows and toss to coat.  Microwave for 45 seconds to start, then stir.  Mine only needed an additional 25 seconds after that. Stir in cereal making sure to get them all coated. 
 Each color used about 1/3 of the marshmallow cereal mixture. Take 1/3 of the "white" out and put in the middle of the pan.  Split the other marshmallow cereal mixture in half, putting one part in another microwave friendly bowl and leaving the other half in the original bowl.  Using the orange icing color gel, color your next batch.  Spray your hand with non stick spray to help place the orange around the white.  

Now on to yellow. By now the marshmallow may have stiffened up a bit.  Place in the marshmallow cereal mixture in the microwave for 10 seconds, stir.  If need be another 10 seconds is ok.  Add color and stir.
 Using the nonstick on the hand again, place the yellow around the orange.  It's OK if it isn't perfect.  Candy corn isn't. Press down so it's flat. Allow to cool. 
 Cut into 12 pieces. When you cut it may misshapen a little when you separate them.  Just reshape with your hands.
 So cute!!

11 comments:

  1. The kids just love krispies treats, this is perfect for Halloween.

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  2. So fun!!! these turned out great! Love the colors... pinned :o) EMily

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  3. I'm sure the kids will love these. Great idea and so easy to make!

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    1. Yep, why make food if you can't play with it? Lol

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  4. Very cute! I love rice krispie treats! Pinning

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  5. Great idea - so much better than frosting. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

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  6. Very cute! My boys would be so excited if I made these for them, and there's still time before Halloween! Thanks for sharing it :)

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