Share some festive ways to enjoy rice crispies this Halloween season!
With the spookiest day of the year just around the corner, I can feel the excitement in the air. Halloween isn’t all about costumes and pumpkins. it’s a fun time to bake some tasty treats!
Today, I’m sharing a delicious Halloween Rice Krispie Treats recipe—a perfect combination of crispy, crunchy goodness that’s sure to add a touch of magic to your Halloween festivities. Rice chips are one of my all-time favorite treats. they are gluten free, SO delicious, easy to adapt and the kids love them.
Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Ideas
Scary shapes and silhouettes
Turn your ordinary Rice Krispie Treats into Halloween-themed shapes. Use cookie cutters to shape them into ghosts, bats or pumpkins. Kids will love being a part of this creative process. For an extra spooky touch, add black food coloring to the mix.
How to: Shape with freshly made Rice Krispie mix cookie cutters. Enhance the details with a piping bag filled with different colored frosting.
Monster Mashup Madness
Unleash your imagination by turning your Rice Krispie Treats into a parade of friendly monsters. Use sweet eyes, colorful frosting and various candies to create a variety of silly, scary or silly monsters. It’s a fun way to get creative and like a little art project for kids.
How to: Decorate each treat with sweet eyes, colored icing for features and candies for added texture. Make each monster unique for a lively and playful Halloween.
Haunted Graveyard Delight
Take your Halloween Rice Krispie treats to the next level by turning them into a haunted graveyard scene. Use crushed chocolate chip cookies for ‘dirt’, gummy worms for a more spooky feel and small tombstone shaped cookies for decoration.
How to: Assemble the graveyard by placing tombstone cookies and gummy worms on top of the Rice Krispie surface. Dust with crushed cookies for a graveyard-inspired look.
Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
6 cups of crispy rice cereal
Food coloring (optional) – I love this food coloring. It’s not as vibrant, but contains vegetable-based color instead of artificial dye.
Various carnival treats and sprinkles for decoration. Candy corn and Halloween m&ms are also great additions
Step 1: Prepare the base
Start by melting 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir well until completely melted. If you’re feeling extra festive, add a few drops of food coloring to the mix. This gives your treats a Halloween-themed twist.
Stir in the crispy rice cereal until well coated. Feel free to add any sprinkles or candy here too.
Step 2: Configuring the treats
Press the mixture into a baking tray lined with parchment paper and wax. Use a spatula or your hands (sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking) to spread and flatten the mixture evenly.
Step 3: Decorate with creativity
Once the base is set, decorate your treats with candy eyes, sprinkles and a variety of Halloween candies. Feel free to experiment with different shapes and designs.
Step 4: Cut and display
Allow your treats to cool completely before cutting into desired shapes. Place them on a Halloween themed platter or wrap them individually in wax paper for easy sharing.
Step 6: Dive in and enjoy!
The best part of every recipe! Crispy rice treats also freeze well, so you can freeze them in a container, separating the layers with wax paper. Keep at room temperature for about an hour before serving.
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Remember, the key to a successful Halloween make-out session is to have fun and embrace imperfections. They are so much fun to make with the kids and a great way to create memorable moments together.
Looking for more Halloween inspiration?
Check out these Halloween costumes with a baby or get creative with a DIY sushi Halloween costume. If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, I’ve got you, boo.
Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Bars
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie Brownies
Pumpkin Banana Muffins
Oatmeal baked with pumpkin
Pumpkin Pie Protein Bowl
Happy Halloween baking, friends!