I seriously debated whether or not to put this one up on the blog.
Not because it's bad, just because I wasn't sure if it would be up your alley.
I asked Mr. Vittles what he thought. His parents were over last night, so I also had them weigh in. And the consensus was to post the recipe.
But I'll be perfectly honest about these. Full disclosure.
The flavor is very similar to the plain marshmallow version, but sweeter & with a subtle candy corn flavor.
The texture is a little more sticky & chewy.
And the color is a little... odd. Almost unappetizing. In fact, you might want to add some orange food coloring so your treats don't end up looking like the color of barfed-up Cheetos.
(Sorry for that visual, but honestly there is just no other way to describe this color).
But they are pretty delicious.
They are pretty festive.
They are pretty fun.
And I don't know what possessed me to melt candy corn, but I've gotta admit - it's a good time. I kinda feel like everyone should try it once in their life.
Just don't say I didn't warn you.
Candy Corn Crispy Rice Treats
- 2 T. butter
- 3/4 C. candy corn
- 2 C. miniature marshmallows
- 3 C. crisp rice cereal
Line an 8x8 pan with foil. Grease with nonstick spray or butter, and set aside.
In large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add candy corn and stir until completely melted, about 5 minutes. Use the back of your spoon or spatula to smash any pieces still intact, to speed up melting.
Add marshmallows and stir until entire mixture is melted. (Note: If you do decide to add orange food coloring to deepen the color, now would be the time.)
Add crisp rice cereal and stir well, until cereal is completely coated with marshmallow mixture.
Empty into prepared pan and press evenly using a piece of waxed paper or a buttered spatula. Let cool completely, then lift bars out of pan using foil. Cut into squares. Keeps in airtight container up to 3 days. Makes 9 squares.
Recipe Adapted from Kellogg's Rice Krispies