This recipe is just a take-off on standard rice krispie treats. You can’t tell in the picture but I tinted the marshmallows orange. I think these would work for Thanksgiving, too, by leaving off the candy corn. I found the recipe on the Land O’Lakes website and adapted it to suit me.
Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 (10 oz. pkgs.) large marshmallows
3 drops orange food coloring or 2 drops read and 3 drops yellow
10 cups rice krispie cereal
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening (Crisco)
Lightly grease a 15×10 jelly roll pan and set aside.
In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add both pkgs. of marshmallows and continue to heat over low heat until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and stir in food coloring. Mix until the coloring is spread out evenly throughout the melted marshmallow mixture.
Add the cereal and mix until well combined.
Pat cereal mixture into prepared pan. Use greased wax paper to even it out so it won’t stick to your hands.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave and stir to combine. Place chocolat emixture in a sandwich bag, cut a bit of the bag’s corner off, squeeze chocolate in the bag and decorate the treats. Add candy corn if desired.
Let the treats sit for about 30 minutes before cutting so the chocolate can set up.
Makes about 40 bars depending on how large you cut them.