Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

It's nearly Halloween and to pick up where I left off with my last post, I have another seasonable treat to share with you today. I have seen these candy corn Rice Krispie treats all over Pinterest for years now and I finally decided to try my hand at them. You need very few ingredients (marshmallows, Rice Krispie cereal, butter and food colouring) and a round cake pan (I used a ten inch springform pan) and you are good to go.

I used this recipe here as a point of reference and sort of played around with my measurements in order to fill up my pan. The directions are simple to follow it just takes a bit of time and as easy as this is to just throw together, it is very messy. Be sure to have loads of butter nearby to rub on your hands to keep the marshmallow from sticking all over you. From my experience I found it to be a lot easier to let the marshmallow and cereal sit for a few minutes after mixing together before starting to mould into the pan. If you act quickly it will be far too sticky to deal with. Let it firm up a bit and it wont be quite as messy.

So I hope you have enjoyed this quick little post. I'm so excited for Halloween to come and these would be just perfect for a quick and cute Halloween snack. As always, thank you for reading!

Bye x


Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I love baking during the Autumn months, it is my second most favourite time of the year to be in the kitchen. Everything is so much warmer, spicier and heartier in the Autumn compared to Summertime meals. Not to mention all the fun baking I get to do for Thanksgiving and Halloween! Last night I had some friends over for a small yet seasonal party. We watched some gory movies and more importantly, we feasted. The evening called for some festive treats which I was more than happy to bake. I've been so busy with work lately that I just haven't had any time to really appreciate my beloved Autumn season. I firmly planted my feet in my kitchen and stayed there baking for several hours. Seriously.

I prepared quite a few treats for my cozy Autumn night in, but what I personally found to be most fitting for the weather are these apple cinnamon muffins. Wonderfully spicy from the cinnamon, moist and tart from the chunks of apple. The recipe (which can be found *here*) originally uses rhubarb instead of apple. When rhubarb is in season come back to this recipe. Trust me!

Ingredients -

2 cups of all purpose flour
2/4 of a cup of granulated sugar (plus extra)
2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 tablespoon of cinnamon (plus extra)
1/2 of a teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 of a teaspoon of salt
1 cup of plain greek yogurt
1/2 of a cup of butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of apple, peeled, cored and diced

Method -

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin tray with baking cups.
Use a large bowl to whisk and combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a smaller bowl whisk together the melted butter and greek yogurt until smooth. Add your eggs and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula until the batter just comes together. Stir your apple chunks in gently. The batter will be very thick.
Once everything is mixed together, fill your baking cups enough that the mound of batter is slightly higher than the height of your baking cups. 
Mix together some white sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle generously over the muffin tops.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool for ten or so minutes. Enjoy with a piping hot cup of apple cider and you're all set.

Thank you for reading!