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Easy Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

Looking for a fun snack idea for the Halloween season? Try these simple Halloween Rice Krispie Treats – they’re quick and easy to make and your kids will love helping!

Monster-themed Halloween Rice Krispie treats

If you’re on the hunt for a fun, simple activity you can do with your kids this Halloween, these Halloween Rice Krispie treats are perfect for you!

They start with a simple, classic Rice Krispie treat base, and use simple ingredients like white chocolate and candy to turn them into spooky Halloween snacks.

I love this approach in particular because it allows you to make a variety of different monster-themed Rice Krispie treats without having to commit to just one thing without too much effort. We made two batches of Rice Krispie treats for this – one of them is just the plain, standard Rice Krispie treats, and on the second batch we added some green food dye to make a couple of different monsters.

You can, of course, do all sorts of different options – like adding orange dye to make pumpkins, or different colors for other monsters. The sky’s the limit, because monsters can look like whatever you want them to.

And who doesn’t want a monster-y Rice Krispie Treat this Halloween?

Easy Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

First up, let’s break down the basic Rice Krispie Treat recipe. At this point, I’m sure we can all make it in our sleep but maybe you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know the instructions by heart yet. All you need is butter, marshmallows, and Rice Krispie cereal! Here’s how to make ’em:

Yield: 12

Rice Krispie Treats

Classic Rice Krispie Treats, perfect for any gathering...or Tuesday afternoon.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • - 3 tablespoons butter
  • - 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • - 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat
  2. Once melted, add marshmallows and cook, stirring regularly, until melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Add Rice Krispies cereal and mix until completely coated.
  4. Press into a well-greased 9x13 pan and allow to cool before cutting.

Once you have your basic Rice Krispie Treats made, you’re ready to have fun.

Let them cool off completely, then cut them into rectangles and let the kids go wild!

Here’s a breakdown of the different styles we did.

Note: Before you get started on these, I recommend you use cooking spray on a pan or cookie sheet so you have a good spot to set the treats as you finish decorating them.

Mummy Rice Krispie Treats

Mummy Rice Krispie Treats

These are one of the simplest ones we made, and the result is so dang adorable! I love this one for eating, too, because there isn’t a lot to detract from the flavor of the Rice Krispie treat itself. – it tastes very classic!

You’ll need…

  • White icing, in a piping bag
  • Candy

How to do it:

  • Start by piping the icing onto the Rice Krispie treat in a zig-zag pattern, from top to bottom. Tighter lines will look more like wrappings!
  • Add two small dots of icing near the top for eyes
  • Place two candy eyes on the mummy

Monster Rice Krispie Treats

One-eyed monster Rice Krispie treats

I’m honestly not sure exactly what type of monster this guy is supposed to be. Is he a ghost? A ghoul? Is he an alien? Who knows! But, he sure is cute. This is the simplest, fastest one to make!

You’ll need…

  • White chocolate melting wafers
  • Food dye (any color, we used orange)
  • Candy eyes
  • Gummy worms (optional)

How to do it:

  • Melt the white chocolate in your microwave (45 seconds and a lot of stirring should do the trick). Add 3-4 drops of food coloring in whatever color you’d like.
  • Dip the top of each Rice Krispie treat into the melted chocolate, tilting it a bit as you work so it can drip down the treat.
  • Add one candy eye to each monster.
  • If you’d like, you can also add some other candy, like gummy worms just for a fun flair. This was my oldest son’s idea, and we just rolled with it.

Alien Rice Krispie Treats

Alien Rice Krispie treats

These are the most wild-looking of the bunch, which means they’re my kids’ favorites!

You’ll need…

  • Green Rice Krispie treats
  • Icing in a piping bag (I used the same white from the mummies, but use whatever you have on hand!)
  • Candy eyes
  • Dum-Dum suckers

How to do it:

  • Crunch the Rice Krispie treats into a round ball
  • Pipe a large smile and three dots for eyes
  • Add candy eyes
  • Stick two Dum-Dum suckers into the top to create antennae

Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats

Frankenstein rice krispie treat

You’ll need…

  • Green Rice Krispie treats
  • Chocolate melting wafers or chocolate chips
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Icing in a piping bag
  • Candy eyes
  • Mini Butterfingers

How to do it:

  • Melt the chocolate wafers in your microwave – I set it for 45 seconds, then stir until they’re melted.
  • Dip the top of the Rice Krispie treats into the melted chocolate
  • Before the chocolate hardens, add chocolate sprinkles.
  • Make a face on the Rice Krispie treat using the piped icing and candy eyes
  • Dip the back of the mini Butterfingers in the melted chocolate and stick to the side of the Rice Krispie treat.
Four types of Halloween rice krispie treats

A few other ideas?

  • Make a spider with black food coloring and pretzels for legs
  • Create pumpkins with orange food coloring and a pretzel for a stem
  • Fully dip a treat into melted white chocolate to create a ghost
  • Make plain Rice Krispie treats and use a Halloween cookie cutter to make fun shapes

Be sure to store your Rice Krispie treats in an airtight container until you’re ready to eat them!

My kids and I had the most fun making these Halloween Rice Krispie treats together, and I have a feeling it’s going to become a yearly tradition! It was so fun to make some Halloween treats together, and these would be so perfect for a Halloween party or just as a fun dessert on Halloween night.

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