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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Candy Corn Krispy Treats

Give me some marshmallows, Rice Krispies cereal, butter and some food coloring and I can make you a treat fit for any occasion that is sure to make you smile! This year I made some Rice Crispie Treats on a stick to look like candy corns for Fall Fest. 
Fun, festive, portable goodies! Love it!

I'm sure you could figure out a way to make these, but for those of you who like tutorials, here you go! Always happy to share with you how my brain works! :o)

You need enough ingredients to make 2 batches of Crispie treats. This should yeild 24 treats in the end. If you don't have your cereal box in front of you, here is a reminder of what you need to make them.

1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, divided in half
12 cups of marshmallows, divided in half
18 cups of Rice Crispies, divided in half

Other materials
orange and yellow gel food coloring
paper straws or paper dowels
4", 7" and 10" cake pans
Pam (cooking spray) 


Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large pot on medium low heat, add half of the marshmallows and stir constantly until smooth and creamy. Mix in few drops of orange food coloring. Remove from the heat and add your cereal, stirring to coat. 

(1) Immediately pour half of the Rice Krispie mixture into a greased 10" pan. With greased hands, quickly pack it to the sides of the pan until you can fit the 7" pan in the center. Pack it down and flatten in out.

(2) Remove the 7" pan an invert the Krispie circle onto a large flat surface to cool. In the mean time, repeat step #1 with the remainder of the cereal mixture, but this time, leave it in the 10" pan.

Make a second batch of Krispie Treats, except this time, reserve 1/3 of the cereal in a bowl and the other 2/3 in another. Once your marshmallow mixture is ready, add 1/3 of it to the 1/3 of cereal and tint the other 2/3 with yellow gel color. Mix the yellow marshmallow into the 2/3 cup of cereal.

(3) Pack half of your yellow Krispie mixture into the 10" pan that contains one of the orange Krispie rings. With greased hands, quickly pack it to the sides of the pan until you can fit the 4" pan in the center. Pack it down and flatten in out.

(4) Remove the 4" pan and invert it onto a flat surface. Then take the first orange ring and place it back into the pan and repeat step #3. Leave it in the pan.

(5) Pack half of the uncolored Krispie Treat mixture into the center of the circles you've created. 

(6) Invert the completed concentric circles onto a flat surface to cool. Place the other rings back in the pan, and repeat with the remainder of the mixture.

(7) Once it has cooled for about 15 minutes, score the top of the completed circle with a sharp knife where you plan on cutting it. I divided each one into 12 equal parts. Then I shoved a pretty paper straw into the center of each piece carefully as not to upset the perfect circles you've created.

Let this set up for another 15-30 minutes and then cut through the circle on the score marks. Doing it this way helps to maintain the perfect divisions that you made. Plus, if you were to shove the straws into each triangle after it was cut, you take the chance of ruining the original shape from manipulating it.

(8) Wrap up each treat in plastic wrap or triangular shaped plastic bags sold at your local cake decorating store. Tie them with some curling ribbon and store at room temperature. 

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