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.
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
-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.