Peanuts & Candy Corn Reece’s Pieces Rice Krispie Treats
I have to admit that I’m just not in the mood for pumpkin yet. Give me open windows with a light breeze; give me roasted butternut squash with sage; give me all the soup, stew and chili you can conjure; bring on fall TV shows but you can keep the pumpkin for now.
I say it every year, but autumn really is my favorite. The colors and the flavors. And one of my favorite, most nostalgic treats is a bowl of candy corn on the counter mixed with peanuts. I know many of you share my love of this fall-favorite. And I just could not pass up a couple of bags of candy corn at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago.
They nearly immediately met a couple of handfuls of peanuts, and this time, an extra addition: Reece’s Pieces. Reece’s Pieces always remind me of my great-grandma Carolyn. I always remember her having the candies in a glass dish. I loved the mixture of candy corn, peanuts and Reec’s Pieces, so much so that I had to do something with the mixture, just to keep from eating it all.
So I decided on cookies. Well, obviously this post is not about cookies. And that’s because candy corn don’t really bake well. Ahem. They might just melt into a sugary puddle of orange, yellow and white and ruin a batch of perfectly amazing cookie dough. And I might be telling you this from experience.
So while telling my mom about the puddly candy corn experience, she said “why not rice krispie treats?” And just one more brilliant idea is chalked up to my mom.
Peanuts & Candy Corn Reece's Pieces Rice Krispie Treats
Yield: 24 treats
Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 30 min
Marsmallow-y Rice Krispie Treats with a fall classic fall flavors - peanuts and candy corn, with some added peanut butter flavor from Reece's Pieces.
4 Tbs. butter
12 ounces mini marhsmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 1/2 cups candy corn
1 cup peanuts
1 cup reece's pieces
Butter a 9x13 glass baking dish.
Heat the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the cereal until coated. Add the candy corn, peanuts and Reece's Pieces and stir until distributed. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and use your hands to pat it down and spread it out.
Allow the treats to set up for about 25 minutes before cutting into squares.
To reduce sticking to your spoon and your hands, lightly coat them with non-stick cooking spray or oil.
I also like to make Rice Krispie Treats in the microwave, thanks to middle school cooking class! On medium power, heat the marshmallows and butter for about 1 minute, stir, and then heat in 30 second intervals until the marshmallows are melted. Add the cereal, and follow the above directions from there.