Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

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These candy corn Rice Krispie treats have the delicious flavor and texture of everyone’s favorite cereal treat, but with a fun candy corn twist. They’re the perfect colorful and festive addition to any Halloween party!

Rice Krispie Treats on cutting board

These candy corn krispie treats use food coloring to add bright candy corn colors and a touch of almond extract for candy corn flavor – along with the gooey marshmallows, rich butter, and Rice Krispie cereal that makes these fun treats so delicious.

This easy treat is a perfect choice for Halloween parties or school events. It also makes a fun dessert or a delicious after-school snack that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. We love this creative and easy recipe for a Halloween party dessert table along with a few of our other favorite candy corn themed treats, like this Candy Corn Fudge, Candy Corn Halloween Bark and these Candy Corn Cookie Bars! They are all sure ways to get everyone into the Halloween spirit.

Why We Love This Recipe

It’s Perfect for Parties – The fun candy corn shape and colors of these festive treats make them a perfect dessert for your Halloween party dessert table.

It’s Easy – Although these candy corn treats look fancy, they’re just as easy as regular Rice Krispie treats. It just takes a little bit of food coloring and a round pan to turn this no bake treat into a version that’s perfect for Halloween season.

It’s Inexpensive – If you want easy Halloween treats that won’t break the bank, this recipe is a great choice. You can make a large batch without spending a lot of money.

Ingredients

Ingredients for candy corn rice krispie treats
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Crispy rice cereal
  • Unsalted butter
  • Almond extract (optional)
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Orange food coloring
  • White food coloring

How to Make Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

Step 1: Spray your baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.

Step 2: In a large bowl, combine the mini marshmallows and butter for the yellow layer. Microwave for about two minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, until mixture is almost completely melted. (You can also use a saucepan and cook over medium low heat, if you prefer).

Mini marshmallows and butter in bowl

Step 3: Remove the marshmallow mixture from the microwave and stir with a greased spatula or spoon. Add the yellow coloring and continue stirring until there are no color streaks remaining.

Step 4: Add the almond extract and stir again.

Melted marshmallows with yellow food coloring

Step 5: Fold in the rice cereal until it’s well coated.

Rice Krispies in yellow marshmallow mixture

Step 6: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and push it to the outer edge of the pan. Even out the cereal mixture with your hands, until it makes a level yellow ring all the way around, with about a 4-inch circle left in the middle.

Step 7: Use a flat-bottomed measuring cup or glass to press up against the inside edges of the circle and around the top to make it smooth.

Yellow Rice Krispies in circular shape in bowl

Step 8: Repeat the same process with the mini marshmallows, butter, cereal, almond extract, and orange food coloring to make the orange layer.

Step 9: Pour the orange mixture into the pan and shape it into the same type of circle as the yellow layer, leaving about a 1-inch hole left in the middle. Make sure that the second layer is the same height as the first.

Orange Rice Krispie mixture in bowl with yellow

Step 10: Repeat the same process with the mini marshmallows, butter, cereal, and almond extract, and white food coloring for the white layer.

Step 11: Add the white mixture to the remaining circle area in the pan. Pack it tightly, making sure it’s level with the other layers.

Rice Krispie treats colored yellow, orange and white

Step 12: Cover and let sit for at least 4 hours. Slice it like a pie, serve, and enjoy!

Candy corn rice krispie treats cut into triangles

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don’t have almond extract, you can leave it out or substitute vanilla extract. It’s not essential, but it does help this delicious treat taste more like real candy corn.
  • For even more candy corn fun, add some crushed candy corn to each layer. You may need to add a bit more marshmallow with the added ingredients.
  • If your marshmallow doesn’t have enough color after you mix the dye, you can add more until the desired color is reached. Just keep in mind that it will lighten up a little bit once the cereal is added.
  • For best results, be sure to follow the recipe amounts exactly or you could end up with mushy or dry treats.
  • Spray some non-stick spray on your hands when shaping each layer. It will keep the marshmallow mixture from sticking.
Rice krispie treats with candy corn theme

How Do I Store Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days. You can place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper between layers to keep the treats from sticking together or wrap them individually in plastic wrap.

Candy corn krispie treats stacked

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Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats recipe card
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Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets, Halloween
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
These Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats take everyone's favorite cereal treats and gives them a fun candy corn twist for fall!

Ingredients
 

For the yellow layer

  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 tsp yellow food coloring
  • 1/3 tsp almond extract
  • 4 1/2 cups Rice Krispies

For the orange layer

For the white layer

Instructions

  • Spray your baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the mini marshmallows and butter for the yellow layer. Microwave for about two minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is almost completely melted. (You can cook over medium low heat in a large saucepan, if you prefer)
    6 cups mini marshmallows, 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Remove the marshmallow mixture from the microwave and stir with a greased spatula or spoon. Add the yellow coloring and continue stirring until there are no color streaks remaining.
    1/3 tsp yellow food coloring
  • Add the almond extract and stir until well blended.
    1/3 tsp almond extract
  • Fold in the rice cereal until it’s well coated.
    4 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and push it to the outer edge of the pan. Even out the cereal mixture with your hands, until it makes a level yellow ring all the way around, with about a 4-inch circle left in the middle.
  • Use a flat-bottomed measuring cup or glass to press up against the inside edges of the circle and around the top to make it smooth.
  • Repeat the same process with the mini marshmallows, butter, cereal, almond extract, and orange food coloring to make the orange layer. Note that the ingredient amounts are different for each layer.
    2 cups mini marshmallows, 1 tbsp unsalted butter, 1/3 tsp orange food coloring, 1/4 tsp almond extract, 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • Pour the orange mixture into the pan and shape it into the same type of circle as the yellow layer, leaving about a 1-inch hole left in the middle. Make sure that the second layer is the same height as the first.
  • Repeat the same process with the mini marshmallows, butter, cereal, and almond extract, and white food coloring for the white layer.
    1 cup mini marshmallows, 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, 1/3 tsp white food coloring, 1/8 tsp almond extract, 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
  • Add the white mixture to the remaining circle area in the pan and pack it tightly, making sure it’s level with the other layers.
  • Cover and let sit for at least 4 hours. Slice it like a pie, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t have almond extract? You can substitute vanilla extract or leave it out all together. It’s not essential, but it helps the treats taste more like real candy corn.
  • Spray a little non-stick spray on your hands when shaping each layer. It’ll keep the marshmallow mixture from sticking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 1637IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 7mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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