Hurricane Sandy and Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats

29 Oct

Hunkering down for the hurricane getting you down?  You probably need some treats of the Halloween themed variety to get you back in the festive mood.

I think the worst is over here in Norfolk.  The winds have died down quite a bit, but it’s still pouring.  The backyard is about halfway underwater, and I’m pretty sure most of the roads are flooded, but the house is dry and the power is on, so I’m happy.

Ew, look at all that trash.  Kids, don’t litter or pollute your water.

Rice crispy treats are actually one of my favorite desserts.  I don’t make them that often, and I don’t think about them that often, but once I get my hands on a plate of those chewy, crunchy, marshmallowy squares of goodness, there’s no stopping me.

So I made some rice crispy treats on a dark and stormy hurricane morning, and then I threw some candy corn in there…because I have most of a 4lb bag of the stuff I’m still working through.  And they were delicious.

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First, assemble your ingredients.  You will need to work relatively quickly, so make sure you’ve got your candy corn, marshmallows, and rice crispy cereal ready on your counter.  And grease your 8×8 pan very well, and set aside.

Melt some butter and candy corn in a medium sized saucepan over low heat.

Melt? Candy corn?  Whattt?  Yes, it will melt.  You may have to crush it and stir constantly, but it will melt…it’s essentially made of just sugar and corn syrup you know (which also means you can make some other fun candies out of it, but that’s for a later date).

The candy corn and butter won’t necessarily combine very well, but stir them together as best you can.  Once everything is mostly melted, stir in the marshmallows!

Yeah, I used some funny colored halloween type marshmallows.

It made for some funny color marshmallow goo.  At this point, cut the heat, and stir in your salt, cereal, and additional candy corn.

It’s super sticky, and you want to work quickly.  Once everything is combined, pour into your greased pan, and pack down gently to even it all out (best accomplished by smearing some butter on your fingers or spraying them with non-stick spray first)

And that’s all, folks!  Allow to cool…as long as you can wait, and then enjoy!

I know, the lighting is wonky…I blame the storm…

I wouldn’t say these treats taste strongly of candy corn, but the flavor is there subtly.  They are sweeter and chewier than your average rice crispy treats, which is reminiscent of a chewy candy corn.  I think they’re totally delicious, and I hope you do too…I’m sure you’ve got some candy corn lying around, and rice crispy treats couldn’t be easier to make.  So give these a try =]

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Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats
2 T butter
1/3 cup + 1/4 cup candy corn (divided in those amounts)
1/2 a 10 oz package of large marshmallows (or 2 cups of miniature ones)
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups crisped rice cereal

  • Assemble all your ingredients so they are ready when you need them.  Also grease a 8×8 or 9×9 pan and set aside.
  • In a medium size saucepan, melt the butter with 1/3 cup of candy corn over low heat.  You will need to crush and stir the candy corn well, but it will melt.
  • Once butter and candy corn are melted, stir in the marshmallows
  • Once marshmallows have melted, turn the heat off.  Stir in the salt, cereal, and 1/4 cup of candy corn.  Work quickly, as the mixture will be quite sticky.
  • Pour into your greased pan, and press down gently to smooth with a greased spatula or your greased hands.
  • Allow to cool slightly before slicing into squares and enjoying
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One Response to “Hurricane Sandy and Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats”

  1. andrewmargason@cox.net October 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    enjoying these on a rainy huricanny day

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