October is here!! Spooky season and my favorite time of year.
I love fall and all of the things that come with it. BUT my favorite part of fall is not boots, sweaters, PSL, leaves, or baking. It is Halloween. The best holiday ever, in my opinion. I love scary movies, costumes, the decor, and the magic for kids and adults.
I am also Team Candy Corn. I know this tri-colored sweet candy is a take it, or leave it on as far as Halloween candy goes, but I will always take it. Both of my boys love candy corn, and I was thrilled to see a bag of candy corn marshmallows at the store last week. I quickly grabbed them and made plans to make Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats.
They are so pretty. All those lovely Halloween colors make my heart happy.
Back to the recipe. I adapted a very traditional treats recipe and have used it for years. In this case I just added the candy corn marshmallows and did a light chocolate drizzle. Typically, a treats recipe calls for more marshmallow that I use, but after experimenting with different amounts I like using about 8 ounces because I think the treats are a little easier to work with. If you add more marshmallows nothing bad will happen, but you will have a slightly gooier treat.
My favorite tip when making these is to butter the bottom of a glass and use it to push the treats into your pan. This is will the flat top and pressed texture. I find this very helpful because this can be sticky before is cools.
A note on the chocolate discs. If you haven't worked with them before you can find them in the baking area. They are normally sold in larger bags, but sometimes you can find little individual cups. If you have extra store them in the freezer and let them come to room temperature next time you need to use them. It is important to cook a little and stir a little with these because they can over cook easily, and get gritty. If that happens you will need to start your chocolate over. Normally, that is no big deal, but if you buy the individual cups you may want to have an extra just in case the chocolate gets away from you.
Do you do any fun decor or activities for Halloween?
This year I ordered this witch light for our house, and am really excited to put it up tomorrow. I also have a few tombstones and pumpkins to decorate the outside of our house. This year we are in a new house, and I need to take inventory of my Halloween indoor decor to get everything in the right place. I honestly think I put more time into my Halloween decorations than my Christmas decorations. This year Kellen has asked for a Halloween party so we will see how much self-control I have....I can tell you now it isn't much.
My other Halloween favorite is scary movies. I love family friendly like Hocus Pocus, but my true love is good old fashion Halloween horror movies. Ron hates them, but thankfully I have my sister and friends to drag with me. I am really looking forward to the new Halloween movie coming out in a few weeks. Ron has already refused to go so my poor sister will be "forced" to come. Bring on the spooky!
Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
- 4 tbsp butter
- 8 oz bag candy corn marshmallows
- 6 cups rice krispie cereal
- ½ cup milk chocolate melting wafers
- ⅔ cup mini candy corn pieces
- Place butter in a microwave safe dish and melt butter in microwave. This takes about 45 seconds.
- Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl. Stir to coat and microwave for 90 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir to ensure that the mixture is smooth.
- Gently stir cereal into the marshmallows until all coated and evenly mixed.
- Spread the rice krispie mixture into a 9x13 pan. Press the mixture into the pan. Tip: use a flat bottomed glass coated lightly with butter to press into pan and it will not stick and allow you to get a flat top. Allow the mixture to cool uncovered for about 10 minutes.
- In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate wafers. Heat in 10 second intervals stirring in between each heat. The chocolate should be glossy and smooth. If it becomes chalky or gritty you will need to start a new batch.
- Drizzle chocolate over the treats and follow by sprinkling the candy corn over the top. Allow chocolate to set and harden. Cut, serve, and enjoy!