Monday, October 28, 2013

Candy Corn & Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

Well hubby's squadron is having a trick or treating event at his office for the kiddos. I needed to bring a snack, what sounds good to me and simple for the kids. . . . . Saw Candy Corn Krispie Treats from Glorious Treats and thought it would be PERFECT. Plus I added a recipe of my own for Pumpkin Krispie Treats

Candy Corn Krispie Treats(adapted from Glorious Treats)
16 Servings


Candy Corn Krispie Treats(adapted from Glorious Treats)
16 Servings

Ingredients:


For the yellow ring
4 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
Yellow food coloring  (4 drops of gel)  
For the orange ring
2 3/4 cups rice krispies cereal
3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter

Orange food coloring  (with gel 2 red, 6 yellow or 4 drops of orange)
For the white center
2 cups rice krispies cereal
2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter


16 Popsicle Sticks
Supplies:
Assemble your ingredients and gather 2 large bowls (one must be microwave safe), two rubber spatulas, two 8" cake pans and non-stick cooking spray.
Also, have a stick of butter out, which you will need to use to grease your hands as you handle the krispie treat mixture.
Spray the cake pans with non-stick spray and set aside. Also, lightly spray two rubber spatulas with cooking spray.
Directions:
For the yellow ring-
Add 5 cups mini marshmallows and 3 tablespoons butter to a large, microwave safe bowl.
Microwave the butter and marshmallows about 3 minutes, or until warm and very puffy.
In another large bowl, measure 4 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal.
Carefully remove marshmallows from microwave and add yellow food coloring
Stir the melted marshmallows, butter and coloring until smooth and fully combined. Immediately, pour the marshmallow mixture into the bowl with the cereal. Use an oiled spatula and stir quickly until fully incorporated.
Divide yellow rice krispie mixture between the two cake pans, and use your hands to create a "ring" around the inside edge of the cake pan (as shown below), about 1 1/2 inches wide. Rub a bit of butter on your hands as necessary to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands. Work quickly, as the mixture is more difficult to mold as it cools.
Wash your bowls and spatulas and repeat the same process with the ingredients for the orange ring, and then the white center.
Once your three colors are pressed into the pans, allow to fully cool and set, at least 30 minutes. When you want to cut the triangles (candy corn shapes), flip over your cake pans onto a cutting surface, and tap pan on cutting board to remove krispie treat round. Cut the round large round in half, then quarters, then cut each quarter in half.
To add a cookie stick, or paper straw (as shown), first create a hole with a wooden skewer.
General recipe by Kelloggs. Candy corn idea and proportions by Glorious Treats.


Pumpkin Krispie Treats(by NikkieDidIt)
18-20 various shape Mini Pumpkins


Ingredients:
4 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal
5 cups mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 tsp Pumpkin Spice

Add mini marshmallows and  butter to a large, microwave safe bowl.
Microwave the butter, pumpkin puree and marshmallows about 3 minutes, or until warm and very puffy.
In another large bowl, measure 4 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal.
Carefully remove marshmallows from microwave and add pumpkin spice & orange food coloring
Stir the melted marshmallows, pumpkin puree, butter and coloring until smooth and fully combined. Immediately, pour the marshmallow mixture into the bowl with the cereal. Use an oiled spatula and stir quickly until fully incorporated.
Once cool enough to touch use your hands to create a various pumpkin shapes (as shown below), use back of butter knife to give them indents if you want. Most of all, have fun with it. Rub a bit of butter on your hands as necessary to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands. Work quickly, as the mixture is more difficult to mold as it cools. 

General recipe by Kelloggs. Pumpkin idea and proportions by NikkieDidIt.