What can I say? I am a slave to my desire to make adorable, autumn-inspired things. In the past few weeks I’ve painted a pumpkin to look like a candy corn and hand-crafted my own Halloween door hanger…and there’s no end in sight! I can’t help it, it’s a sickness.
So when I spotted these cute Rice Krispie treats, dyed and shaped to look like candy corn, I knew that I would have to make them sometime soon. And that sometime turned out to be last Sunday.
The process is easy — actually easier than expected, which is a little surprising considering that making Rice Krispie treats is already simple. But, I had no idea you could do the whole thing in the microwave, which was so lovely. Just heat up the marshmallows with butter until they are warm and puffy, and then mix them first with the food coloring and second, with the Krispies.
You will need to do each color separately, so yes, you’ll be doing some sticky, marshmallow-y dishes in between, but it goes quickly. As each color is ready, butter up your hands (and don’t be shy — you will need a lot of butter!) and squish the mixture into greased round cake pans. Start with yellow and work your way in, decreasing the amount of mixture needed with each ring.
Now a little disclaimer, the recipe said you could make two full cake rounds but my mixture seemed a little short and I wanted them to be nice and fat. So I only did one cake round, and took the leftover remains of each color and made…well…this thing:
Then because I had also seen another pin with pumpkin-shaped Krispie treats, I made a few of those as well, dying the leftover white mixture green:
I was so please with all of them! They were incredibly easy to make (as well as being inexpensive, which is a big plus) and I loved the reception they got from my co-workers. And after eating every last bite, we were all on a serious sugar high, which is not the worst thing to happen on a Monday morning. In fact, I might just have to make them again…unless the drive to make these meringue bones wins out! You never know…