I hadn't made Rice Krispie Treats for a while and I thought Halloween would be a prefect time to put a Cakeyboi spin on the RKT’s (much quicker to type!). I pondered what flavours I could use, using as my inspiration the colours of the season – orange and black, well brown in this case.
It seemed pretty obvious when I thought about it – chocolate and orange. A few months back I was watching an American cooking show (surely not, I hear you cry) and I was surprised to hear that the flavour combination of chocolate and orange is not a common one in the US. The presenter was describing to the audience how we even have a huge ball of chocolate called a ‘Chocolate Orange’, like it was a weird concept. I suppose most Americans would find it surprising that chocolate and peanut butter isn't big in our sweets this side of the pond. Anyhoo…
I looked through my cupboard and found a sachet of orange flavour Kool Aid and of course the candy corn I had used in my bark. I also had some chocolate chips on hand, so set to.
200g mini marshmallows
125g rice krispies
Sachet of orange Kool Aid (or some orange extract)
100g candy corn
100g chocolate chips – melted
Grease an oblong shaped pan – I used my glass lasagne dish! In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and mallows. Add the orange flavouring and stir through. Add the krispies and stir well to combine all. Add the candy corn and stir again.
Place this mix into your pan/dish and press down firmly, smoothing all over. Allow to set for a couple of hours.
When ready, remove the krispies from the pan and cut into bars, or use a cutter like I did. Take the melted chocolate and dunk the top of each bar into it. Allow to set a little, before taking a toothpick and drawing a spiders web design on top (if you want to, of course). Allow the chocolate to set and they are ready to eat or hand out to the little darlings on All Hallows Eve. You can’t go wrong with the flavour combo of chocolate and orange, and the candy corn adds even more sweetness! Enjoy…