Monday, September 18, 2017

Monster Mash Monday - Candy Corn Marshmallow Treats

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Do these pictures look familiar? This post originally appeared on my old blog, Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine, which I unfortunately let expire. I'm posting some of my favorites on this blog so that I don't lose them forever.

Hey guys, and welcome to Monster Mash Monday! It's 6 weeks until Halloween and I am re-posting my favorite Halloween recipes from my old blog! From now until my favorite holiday arrives, check back every Monday for a new Halloween recipe. We're starting off with a classic: Candy Corn Marshmallow Treats.

Yes, Halloween is and has always been my favorite holiday. When else can you become someone else and get free candy for your efforts? And, as an adult, throw an awesome party with ample booze and costumed friends? --well, I guess that's EVERY college party, but what do us old folks have to look forward to?


Each year I throw a Halloween party, where the main attraction is a buffet of halloweeny food. From gross to festive and back again, it's my yearly masterpiece. This year I want to start early. I just made the Facebook event. My costume has been ordered. It's on.




The first thing on my table will be these classic little treats--my Candy Corn Marshmallow Treats. Marshmallow treats are such a versatile little dessert. There's one for every palate, every holiday, and this was my first go at trying to make a custom flavor. I came across some candy corn flavored marshmallows, but honestly they didn't add too too much extra flavor so don't worry if you can't track them down. Just throw a few more candy corns on top.

Candy Corn Treats

  • 2/3 bag candy corn flavored marshmallows (or regular mini marshmallows with a drop of orange food coloring, if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 cups rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup candy corn
  • 3 tbsp to 1/4 assorted Halloween sprinkles
-Line a 9x13 baking sheet with tin foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

-In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter by heating in 30 second increments.

-Pour marshmallows into the bowl and toss with the butter (add orange food coloring, if needed). Microwave in 1 minute increments, stirring in between, until smooth.

-Add rice cereal and mix well. Press into baking sheet with oiled fingers. Sprinkle candy corn on top and press lightly. Let set for 30 minutes before slicing and eating.

43 comments:

  1. This is the perfect treat for a Halloween party. It sounds like your pulling together an incredible party. I wish I was your neighbor :)

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  2. I've made a similar recipe, and added peanut butter to the base. I love festive recipes like this.

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  3. A great idea I was looking for something like this as we always have Halloween parties.

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  4. My son loves candy corn! We are hosting a halloween party this year, and I can't wait to whip these up!

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  5. My kids would LOVE these! I will have to make them for Halloween.

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  6. Love it! Perfect holiday recipe which will surely become a favorite! Priya from Cookilicious

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  7. I am also obsessed with halloween! It has been my favourite holiday since I was very little! These treats look perfect for any party or to just to eat at home! Thanks for sharing! xxx

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  8. omg those look delicious!!! that's what I want this October for sure!

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  9. What a fun idea! Everyone I know loves candy corn so if I do decide to have a Halloween party this year, I'm putting these on the menu!

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  10. These look so yummy and so festive! I love rice crispy treats! They are one of my favorites.

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  11. Aw this is such a fun and easy treat for a party!

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  12. My kids absolutely love candy corn so they will definitely love these! There's something about Rice Krispies that are just so delicious!

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  13. I have a Halloween party I am attending and these would be so cute to make!!

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  14. Ooh these look SO good! Need to try for Halloween!

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  15. YUM! I love candy corn! This looks & sounds so good! <3

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  16. Oh, how fun! I didn't know they made candy corn marshmallows! My kids would have so much fun with these :)

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  17. This sounds soo good! Absolutely perfect for Fall

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  18. Didn't realize these are popular for the Halloween coming up..these candy bars look so good and I am sure kids will love to snack on these.

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  19. That definitely is a fall treat. I would love to make this for harvest party in my kid's school this year. I have to check out on the candy corn marshmallows.

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  20. This is definitely getting me in the fall spirit! Such a fun snack :)

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  21. Yum yum yum!!! I love that you bring two of my favorite things together, Candy Corn ANDDDD Rice Krispies (like whaaaaat?). We used to do a big Halloween party but haven't for quite some time, although this could inspire me to follow along your party plans and do one for next year!

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  22. Love this recipe. I'm currently into all things Halloween at the moment and my kids are going to love this. Great post. And I had no idea they make candy corn marshmallows! Note to self. :)

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  23. These look delicious! We are throwing a few football watch parties in October and these might be a fun snack for those!

    xoxo, Paige
    www.thedailypaigeblog.com

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  24. These are so perfect for Halloween!

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  25. These would be perfect for a halloween party goodie bag! :)

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  26. This would make perfect halloween treats!! Love the color and the flavors.. My kids are crazy looking for new halloween treats so this is a must try. Thanks

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  27. I am so making these for halloween! They are so cute and I'm sure taste amazing!

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  28. I love krispy treats SO much and so does my husband. This might be the perfect Fall treat to make for Halloween at our house :)

    xoxo, SS


    Southern and Style

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  29. My daughter love rice Krispy and candy corn. I like that you combined both in one dish she will happiest person in the world.

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  30. What a simple and fun way to have a festive holiday treat without too much work. This would be perfect for those class room parties - you know, the one with 30 kids, 4 moms, 2 teacher's aides and a teacher?

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  31. Oh my goodness, SUCH a cute and fun idea! Definitely making these on Halloween. They look so good! And since I'm pretty obsessed with candy corn, I think it was meant to be ;)

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  32. Such a fun treat for Halloween! Love this fun twist on rice treats :)

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  33. Candy corn is my fall weakness! I have already bought a few bags. I will have to try this recipe

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  34. These look soooo good!! I love candy corn and I love marshmallows, so I'm def going to be making this! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  35. These look so yummy! I want to make these and bring them to my internship. I'm sure everyone would love them!

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  36. This has my name written ALL over it!

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  37. Oh my goodness! Yum! This just got me so excited for Halloween!

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  38. I tried a rice crispy treat for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE last year and OMG now I can't wait for the Holidays to roll around so people will start making them and bringing them to every party haha!

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  39. These look like such a fun treat! I can totally get away with bringing these to a Friendsgiving party, right?! ;)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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