Trick-or-Krispie Treat

It’s the day for dressing up, repetitive doorbell ringing, excessive sugar consumption & glowing pumpkins – Happy Halloween!

Are you ready to get your trick-or-treat on? I have fond childhood memories of it myself; however, grown adults trying to finagle free candy door-to-door is highly frowned upon, so better left to the mini ghosts & goblins. I will say handing out the candy also has its perks, but though candy bars are traditional, sweet baked treats are the name-of-the-game for Halloween parties. While creepy cakes are a crowd pleaser, I decided on a simpler, no-bake variation of a classic dessert – Rice Krispie Treats! Marshmallow, cereal, butter and done. They’re delicious on their own, but we’re going to give them a festive Halloween makeover, which not only will look the part for your gathering, but they taste good too. 

We’ll be using a seasonal ingredient from our recent Chocolate Pumpkin Cookie Sandwiches. Since we had extra pumpkin spice marshmallows to spare, we’re adding them in our Krispie treats along with some candy corns. Good news is while you’re busy answering the door and trying not to eat all the fun-sized Snickers, these will be ready in only a matter of minutes. Besides being a little sticky in the initial prep, they’re easy. Kids and adults alike enjoy them,  so I end up doubling the batch. All you need are a few ingredients, and here we have: Halloween Trick-or-Rice Krispie Treats


Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
Make your Halloween party Happy and fuss-free with these festive Trick or Rice Krispie Treats! We add pumpkin spice marshmallows & candy corns to make these even better.
Serves: 9x13 pan
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What to get:
  • 14 oz Kraft 'Jet-Puffed' Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows (1 bag is 8 oz)
  • 3T butter (unsalted)
  • 6 cups Kellog's Rice Krispies cereal
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped candy corns
  • ~1/2 cup candy corns for topping treats
  • *wax paper and non-stick spatula for pressing mix into pan
What to do:
  1. Spray a 9x13 glass pan with oil, set aside.
  2. In a non stick pot on stove, melt the butter & marshmallows on low, stirring with spatula occasionally.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Once marshmallows have thoroughly melted & lost shape, remove pan from heat on stove, and stir in the cereal and chopped candy corns (mixing well with wooden spoon).
  5. Press Krispie treat mix evenly into the prepared 9x13 dish, using wax paper as helpful.
  6. Use extra candy corns to press into top of treats spreading out evenly (see photos in post above)
  7. Let sit a few minutes and cut into desired-sized squares with a knife. Serve immediately!
Easy as traditional Rice Krispie Treats, but we're adding more marshmallow, some vanilla extract and some candy corn bling. These store best if not eaten same day, in airtight container. They are great for Halloween parties!
Serving size: it's Halloween, go crazy

When all the candy chaos has subsided, it’s time to enjoy the night with something sweet… oh, and don’t forget a good glass of Witch’s brew to go along with your sugar coma… 

Tonight, dressed-up & probably uncomfortable, may you eat, drink & be scary!

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