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Witch's Crispy Hat

 Witch's Crispy Hat
You won't want to keep this clever recipe under your hat! The chocolate-covered rice cereal treat will appeal to kids of all ages.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
30 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 12 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ice cream sugar cone
  • 4 sour apple Laffy Taffy candies
  • 4 grape Laffy Taffy candies

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over
  • medium-low heat until melted and blended. Remove from the heat; stir
  • in cereal. Press 4 cups into a greased 9-in. round pan and remaining
  • mixture into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; cool.
  • In a large saucepan, combine confectioners' sugar and cream. Bring to
  • a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate
  • until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla. Cool until mixture is
  • thickened, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat
  • in chocolate mixture until blended. Cover and refrigerate up to 30
  • minutes.

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Witch's Crispy Hat (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • To assemble hat, cut six circles out of cereal mixture in the 15-in.
  • x 1-in. pan using 5-1/2-in., 5-in., 4-1/2-in., 4-in., 3-in. and
  • 2-in. round cookie cutters (save remaining mixture for another use).
  • Remove cereal mixture from 9-in. pan and place onto a serving
  • platter. Top with remaining circles, stacking from large to small.
  • Top with sugar cone. Spread with frosting.
  • Unwrap and microwave apple candies on high for 10-20 seconds or until
  • softened. Roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-in. moon- and
  • a 1-1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Repeat with grape candies.
  • Press moons and stars onto hat. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 1 witch's hat (30 servings).
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 292 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.