Need a quick dessert for your Halloween party tonight or tomorrow? Rice krispies are definitely one of the easiest desserts to make. And to fit in with the theme, dip the ends in chocolate – easy peasy. I saw lots of recipes that dipped the top in white chocolate and the bottom in dark chocolate, which is an option, but I was like if I have to food color the rice krispies anyways why not use food colouring in the chocolate as well?
The actual rice krispie recipe came from the Rice Krispie box…I know so original. But who else knows how to make the best squares? I have typed it out below for you, and included the food colouring process.
Candy Corn Rice Krispies
¼ cup butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 tsp vanilla
Orange gel food coloring (or red and yellow regular food color)
Yellow gel food colouring
2 bags of white chocolate chips
- Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add orange food colouring.
- Remove from heat. Add vanilla.
- Pour in Rice Krispies and stir with a spatula until evenly covered.
- Pour into a 9×13″ greased pan.
- Cool. Cut into triangles. This is where the yield varies depending on how thick or thin you make the triangles.
- Melt one bag of chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave. Add yellow food colouring.
- I used a knife to spread the chocolate on the bottom of each triangle (about 1/3 of the triangle). I only could cover ten of my twelve triangles, so melt more chocolate if need be.
- Melt half of the other bag of chocolate chips. Again, use the knife to spread on the top of all the triangles.
- Place on wax/parchment paper on a plate and cover until served.