Rice Krispie Candy Corn #HolidayFoodParty

Turn the classic cereal treat into Rice Krispie Candy Corn with some food coloring and a cake pan for the ultimate Halloween treat!

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

OK, you do not need to adjust your monitors. I just need a little food dye 101 intervention. The colors aren’t exactly spot on with these  tri-colored candy corn inspired Rice Krispie Treats, but they are  close enough, I hope, for recognition. Plus, these Rice Krispie Candy Corn are just as yummy as the classic version cereal bars. These festive gems made their way to Indiana University as part of a college care package for my youngest, Nick.  Along with some brownie cookies studded with M&M’s, I think he and his roomies were set with sweets for a couple nights. We treated him and 4 of his friends to dinner at a steak house…and, man, can those boys can eat!

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

These Rice Krispie Treats are made in an 8-inch round cake pan. First a batch of yellow RKT is made and pressed into a a 1 1/2 inch ring around the perimeter of the pan. This is followed by a slightly smaller orange batch pressed in right next to the orange in another 1 1 /2 inch diameter ring, which leaves a 2 inch center round space for the smallest batch of uncolored RKT. Make sure your pan is well greased and the round will pop right out when cooled. I simply sliced the treats into 6 equal wedges, and voila! They look like candy corn.

This is my contribution to the Halloween Holiday Food Party…just look at all the amazing Halloween inspired recipes my friends have shared today! And thanks to the kind, patient and tech savvy Jen, of Jen’s Favorite Cookies, for hosting us and teaching me how to make the cool table below. I still have some spaces that I cannot remove, but am too chicken to mess with the html coding any more! Click on the photos to see all the spooky offerings:

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Rice Krispie Candy Corn #HolidayFoodParty
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Turn the classic cereal treat into Rice Krispie Candy Corn with some food coloring and a cake pan for the ultimate Halloween treat!
Recipe type: Snacks, Holiday dessert, Halloween dessert, Dessert
Serves: 6-8 wedges
Recipe adapted from Glorious Treats
For the yellow ring:
  • 2¼ cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2½ cups mini marshmallows
  • 1½ tablespoons butter
  • yellow food coloring
For the orange ring:
  • 1⅜ cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1¾ cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • orange food coloring
For the white center:
  • 1 cup Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1¼ cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Spray an 8 inch cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Have butter available to grease your hands and spatula as needed for pressing treats into pan.
  2. Form one ring at a time, starting with the yellow ring. Melt the marshmallows and butter for that ring in a microwave safe bowl. Gently melt by stopping and starting microwave at 15 second intervals. Stir to mix with greased spatula, then add food coloring till desired hue is reached. Stir in Rice Krispies.
  3. With greased hands and a greased spatula, pat yellow rice krispie treats around perimeter of pan to form about a 1½ inch ring.
  4. Repeat with orange ring using same procedure (except using orange food coloring) and form a second 1½ inch ring, leaving the middle open for the white center.
  5. Repeat with last batch of marshmallows and butter and press into the center of the pan.
  6. Let cool for at least 30 minutes, then flip out of pan onto cutting board. Cut into 8 wedges to resemble candy corn.
Note: work quickly to form the rings while mixture is still warm and pliable.





  1. A treat with or without colouring! I adore candy corn and this looks like a perfect Halloween treat!

  2. I adore regular ole rice krispie treat the most so all the holiday additions that people put in them do nothing for me. That makes these perfect. I love, love, love them! And, just so you know, you’ve set the bar very hard for when Dudette goes to college. If I ever let her know how much you bake for Nick, my oven will never be off!

  3. Liz, these are uber cute! I just want to bite off the tip. Pinned.

  4. Very cute! I like the idea of making them in a round pan:@)

  5. Hi Liz!
    Guess what October 30th is? That’s right, National Candy Corn Day! Guess what I’ll be making? Rice Krispie “Candy Corn”! Marion will love it! You did great! Not only with the treats but with that html coding of yours too. I’m going to attempt something similar for the Pasta Party. Wish me luck!

    Thanks for sharing, Liz. I’ll be adding this to my Candy Corn board, lol…

  6. What a cute treat, Liz! I love RKT’s.

  7. Who cares if the colors are a perfect match? Not me! These a so fun and much better than real candy corn.

  8. Peter @Feed Your Soul Too says:

    What a fun holiday idea!

  9. Woke up asking myself how it got to be nearly Halloween and I don’t have any treats planned when, voila! This round up appeared to save the day. These candy corn treats are so darn cute, the only proper thing to do is gobble them up 🙂

  10. I love these. They are perfect for Halloween. Rice Krispie treats are a favorite of ours. As always, you did a terrific job. Thanks for sharing.

  11. How fun, I love this idea for a Halloween party!

  12. I think you’re being generous when you say Nick ‘n his friends had treats for a few nights. Guaranteed they inhaled everything in an hour, lol. These are adorable, Liz and I think the colour comes through just fine!

  13. Adorable! And what a good mom you are 😉

  14. Halloween Candy Corn was Michael Hirsch’s favorite holiday candy – that includes all the Christian, Jewish and secular holidays). He would buy them by the bagsful and I would caution how all that sugar wasn’t good for him!!! This year, as always, I have a bowl full of candy corn sitting on the mantle. I love RKT in an form – yours look delish.

  15. Aww, how clever and just the thing a fantastic mom would do. I’d probably send a box of rice krispies and a jar of marshmallow and say, “have a go.” LOL

    Can you believe we have NO candy corn in Australia? I know. Weird.

  16. What a great idea to put these in a cake pan! They look just like candy corn, I’m a little jealous of your son and his buddies now!

  17. So cute Liz and I know those boys loved such fun treats. I have a feeling that you’ll be developing a reputation at his college as the queen of delicious treats 🙂

  18. These are so darn cute Liz. I think I’m going to have to make this to give to the neighborhood kids for Halloween. The possibilities are just endless with Rice Krispy Treats. If you can imagine it you can make it. Love this idea!

  19. Ha I totally hear you on the food coloring part. When I attempted my cheesecake cake, I couldn’t get the orange just right. It was more of a pale orange than Halloween orange. Do you think they make Halloween orange food coloring? Lol Don’t worry – I’ll still gobble these up regardless 😉

  20. Liz, these are SO cute! I’m going to make these for my students at school!

  21. What a cute and festive idea!

  22. Aaw these rice krispie candy corns are so cute! These make such a fun Halloween treat, Nick and his friends must have loved these 🙂 Love how festive they look!

  23. Very cute Liz. And I’ll bet your son’s friends thought so, too! LOL! Hope you had a great dinner. I am sooo missing those moments.

  24. These are adorable! Perfect for the season.

  25. With no little ones at home, I feel a little guilty making Rice Krispie treats. But make them I will. 🙂 These are so cute!

  26. oh so cute! My kids are going to love this

  27. What an excellent idea! They are very delicious.

  28. These are so cute! My best friend ADORES candy corn, so I imagine she’d be thrilled with a batch of these arriving on her front door. Thank you for sharing!

  29. Adore these, my boys would so love to make them.

  30. Sooo cute! What a brilliant idea, Liz!

  31. That was very generous of you to take all the uni boys out for dinner. I’m not sure my credit card could have handled it because like you say, they sure can eat! I bet you’re very popular with the uni set. I’m yet to find candy corn in any store in Oz! xx

  32. The colors look perfect to me. I love how you cut the rice krispies. These are the perfect treat for Halloween.

  33. Adorable I thought the color is perfect to me,I’m not candy corn fan,but I love these yummy rice krispies 🙂

  34. So cute! Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, so this is a fun idea for me.

  35. Very interesting ideas and those look really cute 😀

  36. So cute! I haven’t made Rice Krispie treats in forever. I’m ready…

  37. These are so cute!

  38. I always get hungry for candy corn at this time of the year, and so we always buy a bag, and that’s it until the next year! We should just make these great Rice Krispie candy corns instead – they look even better than the real stuff. Plus we’d get to make them, always a bonus. Good stuff – thanks.

  39. These are so cute and creative, Liz! I bet SO delicious, too! What a great treat for Halloween.

  40. I don’t know what you are talking about but these look perfect! I’ll take one (or two) please!

  41. Ooohhh, I love Rice Krispies Treats. These are so cute! Love them 🙂

  42. I think these are absolutely spot on!!

  43. Too cute! I love it

  44. What a cute idea! How fun! I have a class halloween party coming up at my daughter’s school and have been looking for a few unique treats to make. Everyone loves rice krispie treats and I love that they look like candy corn. Adorable!

  45. Oh, that’s plenty of food coloring for me. These look great! And what a coincidence…I’ve been CRAVING rice krispies treats lately!

  46. Very cute!!! Love these… So festive!

  47. cool you are very creative.

  48. I think these treats are adorable. Rice Krispie Treats are something I act nonchalant about until I’m around them. That’s when the “are-you-gonna-eat-that” glances begin! These are so cute I bet Taylor will love these. 🙂 I hope you are having a good week!

  49. What a fun rice krispies treat. 🙂 These are a definite Halloween winner.

  50. I love it when I can say “easy” and “festive” to describe the same food. Those candy corn krispy treats are just the ticket for a harried mom who wants to cheer her gang. Fantastic idea!!

  51. The colors are fine just as they are. Too bad we can’t take these kind of treats to my granddaughter’s school.

  52. These are the cutest Rice Krispie Treats EVER! Very fun and creative!

  53. I love rice krispies.. you gave me a new idea .. thanks for sharing !!

  54. I think these are adorable. I don’t love candy corn (too sticky sweet for me) but this version is much more my style. 🙂

  55. plasterer bristol says:

    My kids love these this time of year, thanks for sharing i had forgot how to make these…



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