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Rice Krispie Candy Corn Treats are a fun Halloween Treat that your kids and their friends will go nuts for! Be prepared for rave reviews!!! This easy recipe creates the ultimate Halloween Dessert Recipe that brings back memories of a childhood favorite cereal treat.

This Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats Recipe is a fun twist on the basic Rice Krispie treats. With minimal ingredients, these are a simple dessert for Halloween that the whole family will love!

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats on round white plate

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 Halloween treats are just as yummy as the classic version cereal bars. I find them addictive!

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 also treated him and 4 of his friends to dinner at a steak house. Man, can those boys can eat and they LOVED these Halloween Rice Krispie Treats!

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats on a white tray

Tips for  How to Make Rice Krispie Treats:

If you’ve never made a Rice Krispie Treats Recipe before,  they’re a super easy, 3 ingredient recipe. Adding food coloring adds a fourth component. The ingredients you need are Rice Krispies, butter, and marshmallows.

  • Make sure to measure properly. It’s better to have a few extra marshmallows than not enough. Make sure to use soft, fresh marshmallows for the best results. Mini marshmallows will melt more easily.
  • PRO-Tip: When you melt together the marshmallows and butter, do it very gently. I use short bursts in the micowave, stopping and stirring frequently. If you overheat this mixture, your Rice Krispie Treats will be hard when cool. Alternatively, melt the marshmallows and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently as they begin melting.
  • If you’re unsure how old your box of Rice Krispie cereal is, it’s best to buy a new one. Stale cereal won’t make very good krispie treats.
  • Use a light hand when mixing in the cereal, making sure all the cereal is coated. I like using a silicone spatula.
  • PRO-Tip: Make sure your pan is well greased. Also have butter available to grease your hands. The mixture sticks to everything!
  • If you’re using any rings or bowls to help make these Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats, grease those well, too.
  • Normally, you don’t want to press the Rice Krispies mixture down with a firm hand. Compressing the Rice Krispie Treats won’t give you the desired light, gooey consistency. But, in this recipe, you can use a little extra pressure, so that the layers don’t have big gaps.
  • Store your Rice Krispie Treats in a sealed, air tight container. They’re fine kept at room temperature, but if you refrigerate them, let them come to room temperature before eating.
Uncut Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats on a cake stand

How to Make Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween:

These Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats are made in an 8-inch round cake pan. First a batch of yellow Rice Krispie treats are 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 slice the treats into 6-8 equal wedges, and voila! They look like candy corn.

I like using a round of parchment with the sections marked off in the bottom of the greased cake pan. Turn the marked side down, so your RKTs will be pressed onto the clean side of the parchment.

The lines are guidance for where the sections should start and stop. Another tip is to use an appropriately sized, greased cookie cutter and/or small mixing bowl to provide a division for the layers. Hold the cookie cutter or bowl in the center of the pan, and pack the RKT mixture into the desired area. 

Use a flat bottom spatula to press down evenly across the surface of the Krispie treats. Do your best to keep them level.

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Add These Ingredients to Your Shopping List:

  • Box of Rice Krispies cereal
  • Mini marshmallows (at least 5 cups)
  • Butter
  • Yellow and orange food coloring, gel coloring preferred 
Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats on round white plate

Rice Krispie Candy Corn

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

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 31 minutes
Yield 8 servings


For the yellow ring:

  • 2 1/4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • yellow food coloring

For the orange ring:

  • 1 3/8 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 3/4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • orange food coloring

For the white center:

  • 1 cup Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1 1/4 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 1 1/2 inch ring.
  4. Repeat with orange ring using same procedure (except using orange food coloring) and form a second 1 1/2 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.


Recipe adapted from Glorious Treats.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 wedge

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g


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74 comments on “Rice Krispie Candy Corn Treats”

  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. 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 πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ˜‰

  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 πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ˜‰

  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 πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ˜€

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

  37. 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.

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

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

  40. Ooohhh, I love Rice Krispies Treats. These are so cute! Love them πŸ™‚

  41. I think these are absolutely spot on!!

  42. 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!

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

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

  45. cool you are very creative.

  46. 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. πŸ™‚ I hope you are having a good week!

  47. What a fun rice krispies treat. πŸ™‚ These are a definite Halloween winner.

  48. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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


  54. Such a unique Halloween treat! I love how easy it is to make but looks like such a fancy treat.

  55. How adorable are these?! I had rice krispies lying around forever and was trying to figure out something fun to do with them – this post came at the perfect time. Will make these again closer to Halloween too! Right now I want to try to find a natural food coloring to use on them and see if it’ll work the same way.

  56. Looks like everyone had fun! I haven’t had a RKT in 100 years… Might want to correct that:@)

  57. I rarely get store-bought crisp treats as they’re so boring and usually way too sweet! These little “candy corns” look wonderful. I would have added a pinch of pumpkin spice just for more autumn vibes into my version. But even without any additions, they must be delicious!

  58. Such a FUN recipe! Very, very creative — really like the idea of this. Winner!

  59. Dear Liz, what a fun recipe for Halloween – around here, candy corn is not known and not really available but I know it and it is such a fun candy for the kids. I like the fact that you were inspired by this seasonal candy to make your wonderful rice krispie treats!

  60. Liz, these are so fun! My kids would be thrilled with these. Candy corn is quintessential to fall and Halloween! πŸ™‚

  61. Oh Liz, these candy corn rice crispy treat are so cool….what a great idea…perfect for the upcoming Halloween…thanks for the idea. Have a great rest of the week!

  62. Liz, theses candy corn Rice Krispies treats are sooo cute! Love them!

  63. What a fun “treat” idea for Halloween! I know a bunch of people who would love a slice or two (or twelve). Halloween or not. πŸ™‚ ~Valentina

  64. These rice Krispy treats are so cute, and are perfect for Halloween.

  65. Totally cute! We are hosting a huge Halloween party in a week and these recipes have come just in time as looking for quick make ahead recipes.

  66. I love rice Krispie treats and these look so like so much fun, no to mention, all the sticky goodness that these treats provide.

  67. What a cool treat! I was trying to figure out how you made the triangle shapes and then saw the pan! Genius! I can see these becoming Christmas tree treats in December! Very cool.

  68. Liz I love this recipe and have never made this version. Great tips and smart to outline on parchment.Β 
    I’ve only ever used marshmallow creme before but will try your method. In fact I’m going to run out today to get the ingredients. I can’t wait!!!

  69. The parchment paper guide is a lifesaver, great tip! This idea also brings up lots of tasty possibilities.

  70. Liz, I haven’t made Rice Krispie Treats in a really long time! I love your creative presentation for these!! Super cute idea! πŸ™‚

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