A Sweet Fall Treat

I am super blessed to nanny for an incredible family a few days a week. The sweet momma I work for is always creating the most adorable treats with the kids and this year they made these Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats for their Fall classroom parties. They are just to.die.for and I HAD to borrow her idea and make some this weekend! Aren't they festive?! And better yet - Easy!

Official Taste-Tester

You'll Need:

1-2 Sticks Butter
Two Packages Mini Marshmallows
1 Large Box Rice Krispies Cereal
Food Coloring
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Shallow, Round Cake Pan or Pie Dish


Spray your dish with non-stick cooking spray. (I used an 8" round cake pan.)

**Tip: I spread a piece of wax paper across the counter and sprayed the entire sheet with cooking spray so that I could pour the rice krispie mixture onto it and then spoon it into the pan. If you do not spray and adequate amount of non-stick spray, you will end up with a STICKY MESS! Trust me. This will turn into a Pinterest-Fail very quickly. Non-stick spray is your friend! Also, have a large spoon handy to press the mixture into the pan. Spray the spoon, as well! Front and back.**


Yellow Ring: Melt about 3-tbs butter in a saucepan. Once melted, add about 5 cups of mini marshmallows and stir until melted. Add yellow food coloring until you reach desired color. Last, add about 4-5 cups of rice krispie cereal and stir until all the cereal is coated in the marshmallow mixture. 

You can either pour your mixture directly into your greased pan, OR you can pour it onto a greased counter top or sheet of paper and then spoon it into your pan. You want to press it into the outside rim of the pan, creating your outermost "ring". This is where your greased spoon will come in handy. 

Once your first ring is complete, repeat steps for the orange and white layers. As you work your way inwards, you will use less ingredient amounts. 

I estimate 2.5 tbs butter/3.5 cups marshmallows/3.5 cups rice krispies for the ORANGE ring and 2 tbs butter/2.5 cups marshmallows/2.5 cups rice krispies for the WHITE center. (You will NOT need any food coloring for the white center!)

Once you've finished putting together all three layers, let the entire pan cool completely. I let mine set in the fridge overnight, but if you do put your pan in the fridge, make sure to let it warm to room temp before trying to extract the form. Once cooled, flip your pan over. The round form should pop right out if you've used enough non-stick spray.

Cut the round form into wedges to create your adorable Candy Corn shaped treats! I used lollipop sticks to create my "Candy Corn Pops"...

VOILA!!! (Link to all ingredients are at the bottom of the post!)

Baker certainly enjoyed these! Nothing wrong with a little sugar and butter for dinner.. (with a side of dirt - he kept dropping it on the ground!) ;)

We had a Chili & S'mores fall party at the farm this weekend and these were a big hit with everyone! (Thanks, Sarah! Two Thumbs Up!) I'm sure they will continue to be a dessert staple around here and we'll probably make another batch for the kids at Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did!

xo - Lauren

Want to recreate this fun project? Here's what you'll need!
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Wilton 6-Inch Cookie Sticks Mega Pack, 60-Count

Rice Krispies Toasted Rice Cereal, 18-Ounce

AmeriColor Beginner Soft Gel Paste Food Color 4 Pack Kit

Cuisinart AMB-9RCK 9-Inch Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware Round Cake Pan, Silver

Pam Original Cooking Spray, 6 oz