This Halloween we wanted to cook up some super fun and adorable treats! We asked New York based, homemade dessert extraordinaire Dear Liza’s, to share some of her favorite, easy-to-make, Halloween desserts!
Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
For the Yellow
4 ½ cups rice krispies cereal
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter Yellow food coloring
For the Orange
3 cups rice krispies cereal
4 cups mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter Orange food coloring (or red + yellow)
For the White
2 cups rice krispies cereal
2 ½ cups mini marshmallows
1 ½ tablespoons butter
Lightly coat two 9” round cake pans and a rubber spatula with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Starting with the yellow layer, measure out cereal into a mixing bowl. Using a large saucepan melt the butter on low. Once butter is melted, add the marshmallows. Stir until completely melted and runny. Add the color one drop at a time until you reach desired color. Add the marshmallow mixture to the cereal and stir until fully incorporated.
Using your hands, take half of the mixture and create a “ring” around the inside edge of the cake pan (about 1 ½ in. wide). If the mixture is sticking to your hands, lightly coat fingertips with butter. Work quickly because the mixture becomes harder to mold as it cools. Repeat the same in the other cake pan.
Wash bowls and spatulas and repeat the above process for the orange and white sections. Once all three layers are pressed into pans, allow to set and cool for 1 hour. You can also place them covered in the refrigerator to cut time in half.
When ready to cut, flip over cake pans onto a cutting board and remove the round treat. Cut the large round in half, then quarters and each quarter in half. Plate and serve!
Fun tip: if you have left overs from the orange layer take a small handful and roll into a ball forming a pumpkin shape. Using a Kit Kat bar cut a small piece and stick into the top for a stem.
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Stay tuned for new Halloween treats next week!