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Best Sweet and Salty Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats are a perfect gluten-free alternative to a standard cake cookie. Dress them up or down to fit any occasion or holiday.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween, rice krispie treats, snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 250kcal
Author Elise

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Frosted Rice Krispie Cereal 1 medium box
  • 2 bags mini marshmallows, reserve 1/2 cup 2, 10 oz bags
  • 1.5 sticks real butter
  • 1 tbsp real vanilla extract more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup harvest candy corn more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup candy corn more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup salted sunflower seeds more or less to taste
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks melted
  • chocolate sprinkles more or less to taste

Instructions

  • STEP ONE - Melt 1.5 sticks of real butter over a medium heat...be careful not to burn the butter.
  • STEP TWO - Add 2, 10 oz. packages of plain mini marshmallows to the melted butter. Stir with a rubber spatula until marshmallows are just melted with a few semi-melted marshmallows left.
  • STEP THREE - Turn the heat off and add the real vanilla to the marshmallow mixture, stir until just incorporated.
  • STEP FOUR - Add the Rice Krispies Cereal and remaining 1/2 cup of marshmallows to the mixture and just stir to combine.
  • STEP FIVE - Add the sunflower seed kernels, harvest corn, and candy corn. Stir to just combined.
  • STEP SIX - Scoop out big scoops of the mixture into a 9"x13" glass, metal, or ceramic pan lined with parchment paper. Press gently with buttered or greased hands until all the mix is formed to the pan. Sprinkle with chocolate candy sprinkles.
  • STEP SEVEN - Melt a cup of the dark chocolate chunks in a microwave safe bowl in 20 second intervals until melted and smooth. Stir inbetween each interval. Place in a corner of a small plastic freezer bag. Close and snip end. Drizzle melted chocolate on top of rice krispie treats in desired pattern and amount.
  • ENJOY!!!

Notes

Microwave Instructions
Rice Krispie Treats can easily be made in the microwave. In a microwave-safe large bowl melt the butter. Add the marshmallows to the melted butter and microwave in short intervals. In between intervals stir mixture. Continue until everything is just melted. Add vanilla and stir. Then add Rice Krispies and stir to just combined. Spread out in the pan and let sit for a bit.