Candy Corn & Peanut Rice Crispy Treats

 

 

Candy Corn & Peanut Rice Crispy Treats

So I was in Target the other day (one of my most favorite places) and as I’m getting ready to check out I see a bag of candy corn mixed with peanuts.  Now I like candy corn, I know it has a ton of haters but I like it, I am the only one in the house that eats it though, even Dean won’t touch it, how does a 4-year-old know candy corn isn’t good?!

So I am looking at that bag and thinking how good the salty peanuts must be with the candy corn which reminds me of these rice crispy treats my grandma makes with peanuts in them and voila this recipe for Candy Corn & Peanut Rice Crispy Treats was born!

Now everyone knows how to make rice crispies, you can even microwave them, so it is easy peasy and I just followed the normal recipe and threw in a cup of salted peanuts and a cup of candy corn in with the cereal, dumped all the marshamallowy goodness on top, and gave it a good stir.

These treats are heavenly!  They are the perfect bite, crunchy, salty, chewy, sweet, perfection.

Even if you are among the candy corn haters you should give these a try because they are just awesome!

Candy Corn & Peanut Rice Crispy Treats

Candy Corn & Peanut Rice Crispy Treats
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup candy corn
Instructions
  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl add the cereal, candy corn and peanuts.
  3. Pour the marshmallow mixture onto the cereal mixture.
  4. Stir until well coated.
  5. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 pan.
  6. MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
  7. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

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  1. avatar
    Kim Osburn says:
    October 3, 2013

    I am definitely gonna try these. I have some peanuts and candy corn sitting on the refrigerator just waiting for a chance like this. Thanks for sharing. <3 Kim

  2. avatar
    October 4, 2013

    I love these bars! Rice krispie treats are my go-to sweet snack, they’re so simple to make. And I’m a candy corn lover as well, so definitely adding that in the next time around. Great photos!

  3. avatar
    October 7, 2013

    Hello…..these are looking great for the Candy Corn lover…..;-)

  4. avatar
    Sami says:
    October 9, 2013

    YUM! These looks so good and easy! Pinning!
    Thanks
    Sami
    go-go-mountaingirl.com

  5. avatar
    October 10, 2013

    Oh, you are brilliant. Great variation on a popular theme! I have made them with choco bits, but with candy …. well, that just IS brilliant!

  6. avatar
    October 11, 2013

    These are really cute but I must admit that I can’t really wrap my tastebuds around this because I don’t like rice krispy treats {I know, it’s almost un-American} or candy corns but I’m seriously thinking this is the dessert I want to make for an upcoming October party we are attending. I know there will be a lot of people that will like it. Thanks for sharing it at our Making Monday link party. We appreciate you. Have a fabulous weekend.

  7. avatar
    October 13, 2013

    Parrish, these look and sound so delicious and I just love anything with candy corn! :) Thank you so much for sharing them and joining us at Best of the Weekend! Pinning and sharing! Hope you have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week!

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    Karly says:
    October 13, 2013

    I would not be able to resist these bars! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  9. avatar
    October 13, 2013

    Never would have combined candy corn with peanuts. These sound good. I like candy corn in small amounts. Tanks for sharing on Foodie. Friday

  10. avatar
    October 15, 2013

    Sign me up for anything with candy corn! I’m pinning, and thanks so much for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party!

  11. avatar
    Meegan says:
    October 16, 2013

    I am happily featuring your treats on Tickled Pink Times Two, tomorrow evening, Oct 17th. I hope to see you there :)

  12. avatar
    Krista Low says:
    October 17, 2013

    So festive and fun! The most creative I get with rice crispy treats is to sometimes add sprinkles. Thanks for thinking outside the box, and maybe next time I can be more festive too :)

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