These easy to make no-bake Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats are a fun and festive addition to your Halloween and Fall parties! The perfectly gooey dessert bars are studded with chopped candy corn candies and even more marshmallows for an addictive flavor that is sure to be a favorite!
15ozmini marshmallows(1 ½ 10 oz bags, reserve 1 cup of marshmallows)
orange gel food coloring(optional)
9cupsRice Krispies cereal
1 ½cupscandy corn(rough chopped - about ½ of a 16 oz package)
Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking pan with butter, or line with parchment paper.
Stovetop Method: In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the mini marshmallows (reserving 1 cup for stirring in later) and stir to coat well with the melted butter. Continue stirring until all of the marshmallows are melted, then remove from heat.Microwave Method: In a large mixing bowl, heat the butter and mini marshmallows (reserving 1 cup for stirring in later) for 1 minute in the microwave. Stir and continue heating in 30-second intervals until the marshmallows are completely melted.
½ cup butter, 15 oz mini marshmallows
Add vanilla and orange gel food coloring, stir until you have reached your desired color.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, orange gel food coloring
Stir in the rice krispies cereal until well coated with the marshmallow mixture. Add the reserved mini marshmallows and rough chopped candy corn and mix gently until evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
9 cups Rice Krispies cereal, 1 ½ cups candy corn
Spread the mixed rice krispies and marshmallow mixture in your prepared pan in an even layer. Use a buttered spatula, waxed paper, or wet fingers to gently press the coated cereal into place.
Set the treats aside and allow them to cool and set up for about 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Use wet fingers to press down the krispies in the pan so they don't stick!
Line your baking pan with parchment paper for super easy clean up and removal.
Use a fresh bag of marshmallows, soft fresh marshmallows vs stale old ones.
Use more marshmallows!
Make multiple batches for parties.
Storing Your Rice Krispies Treats
Store the candy corn rice krispies treats at room temperature in an airtight container. I usually leave mine in the 9 x 13 baking pan, with the accompanying fitted lid which is not-quite-air-tight and my quality has never been noticeably different or inferior when talking about short-term storage only.Rice krispies treats will last for up to 3 days and do not need to be stored in the refrigerator. If stored in the refrigerator, your rice krispie treats can last for up to 6 weeks. *Be sure to use an airtight container for longer-term refrigerated storage.