Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

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Eight adorable and simple Halloween Rice Krispie® Treats feature a mummy, ghost, black cat, spider, bat, zombie, witch, and a spiderweb-decorated treat.

We love all things Halloween! Be sure to check out our post of four easy Halloween cookies, this fun collection of Halloween donuts, or these three-ingredient Halloween treats!

 

Overhead image of Halloween Rice Krispie Treats.

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

There are few things I love more than Halloween and I am so excited to be sharing these simple, fun, and festive treats with you all!

I shared these Pumpkin & Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats a few years ago and they’ve been so popular, I knew a sequel was in order. So today I’m sharing eight different Halloween Rice Krispie Treats. Below are the full recipes as well as instructions on how to make Rice Krispie treats from scratch if you’d prefer those to the store-bought treats.

BTW, did you know that Rice Krispie Treats were invented by home economists at the Kellogg Company back in 1939? That’s the company that produces Rice Krispies cereal, and the treat was originally developed as a fundraiser for Campfire Girls. Through the years, the name Rice Krispie Treats has become a generic term for that cereal confection, but we want to acknowledge Kellogg’s original trademarked products. For this recipe, any type of crispy rice cereal will work.

I was able to find all the ingredients for these treats at my local grocery store, but I have linked Amazon-specific ingredients below. The links are as similar as possible to exactly what I used. Additionally, we like these best on popsicle/kraft sticks, but the stick is entirely optional.

QUICK TIP

Each Halloween Rice Krispie Treat “recipe” can be scaled up or down. Note that the amount of chocolate will vary on the size of treat and how much chocolate is coating the treat. I recommend having extra chocolate on hand just in case!

Images of the zombie, black cat, mummy and bat Halloween Rice Krispie Treats on a stick

Making Rice Krispie Treats from scratch

Click here for our absolute favorite Rice Krispie Treats recipe. Simply leave off the white chocolate and sprinkle topping and use the decorations outlined in the recipe below instead.

Or try one of these fun flavor variations as the Rice Krispie Treat base: Peanut butter Rice Krispie TreatsScotcheroos, Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats, or Fruity Pebble Rice Krispie Treats.

 

Process shots--images of making homemade Rice Krispie Treats

 

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Tips

If you opt to make the Rice Krispie Treat base from scratch, here are my top tips for the best possible bars:

  • Keep the heat low: When marshmallows are exposed to high heat, they harden; that will make your bars rock hard. Keep the heat as low as possible and remove the marshmallows as soon as they’re melted. Remember to stir constantly as the marshmallows melt.
  • Use the freshest possible marshmallows: The fresher the marshmallows, the softer and more enjoyable the Rice Krispie Treats will be. When purchasing marshmallows, feel the bags to find the softest ones.
  • Avoid compressing: Don’t push the cereal-marshmallow mixture into the pan. Instead, place it in the pan and gently press down. The less compacted the bars are, the better they will taste and the easier they will be to eat.

Eight customized Halloween Rice Krispie Treats 

Zombie

Ingredients

How to

  1. Prepare the Krispie Treats (either make them or un-package). If desired, add a stick to the base of the treat.
  2.   Add the candy melts and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and melt according to package directions.
  3. Spoon melted chocolate over the top of the Krispie Treat and then repeatedly tap the treat on the edge of the bowl to get the chocolate into an even and smooth layer. Transfer the chocolate-coated treat to a parchment paper-lined sheet pan.
  4. Working quickly (the chocolate solidifies fast!), press a chocolate chip, pointed side down, into each treat to form an eye. Use chocolate jimmies to create an “x” for the other eye.
  5. Place pink confetti sprinkles to create cheeks.

Inspired by Design. Eat. Repeat.

Black Cat

Ingredients

How to

  1. Prepare the Krispie Treats (either make them or un-package). If desired, add a stick to the base of the treat. Cut an upside-down triangle from the top of each treat.
  2. Add the chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and melt in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Don’t over-microwave or the chocolate will burn.
  3. Spoon melted chocolate over the top of the treat and then repeatedly tap the treat on the edge of the bowl to get the chocolate into an even and smooth layer. Transfer the chocolate-coated Krispie treat to a parchment paper-lined sheet pan.
  4. Press two edible eyes into the treat. 
  5. Place a heart sprinkle to create a nose directly below the edible eyes.
  6. Use white jimmies to create whiskers around the nose.

Inspired by Hungry Happenings

Mummy

Ingredients

How to

  1. Prepare the Krispie Treats (either make them or un-package). If desired, add a stick to the base of the treat. 
  2. Add the white chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and melt in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth. Don’t over-microwave or the chocolate will burn.
  3. Spoon melted chocolate over the top of the treat and then repeatedly tap the treat on the edge of the bowl to get the white chocolate into an even and smooth layer. Transfer the chocolate-coated Krispie treat to a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Repeat with the other treats until they’re all coated in white chocolate. 
  4. Transfer the remaining white chocolate (you may need to re-melt it for another 10-15 seconds in the microwave) to a small plastic bag. Cut the tip off the bag and pipe mummy “bandages” on the treat.
  5. Place 2 black sugar pearl sprinkles for eyes into each treat.

Bat

Ingredients

  • 5 Rice Krispie Treats
  • 5 Miniature Reese’s Cups®
  • 1/4 cup milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips
  • 10 Edible Candy Eyes
  • 1 package Oreos® or chocolate sandwich cookies

How to

  1. Prepare the Krispie treats (either make them or un-package). If desired, add a popsicle stick into the base of the treat. Unwrap the miniature Reese’s cups.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips. Melt in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth. Don’t over-microwave or the chocolate will burn.
  3. Transfer the melted chocolate into a small plastic bag. Cut the tip off the bag.
  4. Separate Oreos and scrape the frosting off with a knife. Break the individual Oreo cookies in half to form a bat wing (there are a lot of casualties here, be patient!) Once you’ve got bat wings, pipe chocolate on the back of the wings and press into the Krispie treat.
  5. Pipe chocolate onto the back of the edible eyes. Press the edible eyes into the unwrapped Reese’s candies.
  6. Pipe the back of the Reese’s cup with melted chocolate and press on top of the Oreos.
  7. Let harden.

Images of the spider, spiderweb, witch, and ghost Rice Krispie treats on a stick

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Recipes Continued

Spider

Ingredients

  • 5 Rice Krispie Treats
  • 5 Miniature Reese’s Cups
  • 1/3 cup milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips
  • 10 edible candyeyes

How to

  1. Prepare the Krispie treats (either make them or un-package). If desired, add a popsicle stick into the base of the treat. Unwrap the miniature Reese’s cups.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips. Melt in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth. Don’t over-microwave or the chocolate will burn.
  3. Transfer the melted chocolate into a small plastic bag. Cut the tip off the bag.
  4. Pipe chocolate onto the back of the edible eyes. Press the edible eyes into the unwrapped Reese’s candies.
  5. Pipe the back of the Reese’s cup with melted chocolate and press on top of the Krispie treat. Repeat with the other Krispie treats.
  6. Use the remaining melted chocolate to pipe legs surrounding the Reese’s cup.
  7. Let harden.

SpiderWeb

Ingredients

  • 5 Rice Krispie Treats
  • 1 cup milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 20 miniature marshmallows

How to

  1. Prepare the Krispie Treats (either make them or un-package). If desired, add a stick to the base of the treat. 
  2. Add the chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and melt in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth. Don’t over-microwave or the chocolate will burn.
  3. Spoon melted chocolate over the top of the treat and then repeatedly tap the treat on the edge of the bowl to get the chocolate into an even and smooth layer. Transfer the chocolate-coated treat to a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Repeat with all the treats and then set aside to harden (pop in the fridge to speed this up).
  4. Place a handful (about 20) of marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or until the marshmallows poof up. Immediately remove and quickly stir with a spoon.
  5. Let the marshmallows cool until easily handled and then grab a bit of the melted marshmallows and stretch with both hands.
  6. Have someone help you here! Have another person hold the treat while you stretch the marshmallow around the treat and tuck it into the ends and sides of the treat.

Witch

Ingredients

How to

  1. Prepare the Krispie Treats (either make them or un-package). If desired, add a stick to the base of the treat. Unwrap the kisses.
  2. Add the candy melts and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and melt according to package directions.
  3. Spoon melted chocolate over the top of the treat and then repeatedly tap the treat on the edge of the bowl to get the chocolate into an even and smooth layer. Transfer the chocolate-coated treat to a parchment paper-lined sheet pan.
  4. Working quickly (the chocolate solidifies fast!), press 2 edible eyes into the top half of the treat. Add a chocolate jimmie to create an off-centered and crooked mouth. Sprinkle other chocolate jimmies around the edges of the treat to form hair. Add green pearl sprinkles to create “warts.” 
  5. For the hats: Separate Oreos and scrape the frosting off with a knife. Transfer the remaining candy melts (you may need to re-melt them for another 10-15 seconds in the microwave) to a plastic bag. Cut off the corner and pipe about 1/4 teaspoon into the center of the top of the Oreo. Press the unwrapped Hershey’s kiss into the center pressing the chocolate out as you push down. Let set.
  6. Attach the hat to the treat, by piping the candy melts on top of the Krispie treat and pressing the hat onto the top. Let harden.

Inspired by Party, Plan, Play

Ghost

Ingredients

  • 5 Rice Krispie Treats
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 10 miniature chocolate chips

How to

  1. Prepare the Krispie Treats (either make them or un-package). If desired, add a stick to the base of the treat. 
  2. Add the white chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and melt in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth. Don’t over-microwave or the chocolate will burn.
  3. Spoon melted chocolate over the top of the treat and then repeatedly tap the treat on the edge of the bowl to get the white chocolate into an even and smooth layer. Transfer the chocolate-coated treat to a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Repeat with the other treats until they’re all coated in white chocolate. 
  4. Place 2 miniature chocolate chips for eyes into each treat.

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Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

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Eight adorable and simple Halloween Rice Krispie Treats featuring a mummy, ghost, black cat, spider, bat, zombie, witch, and a spiderweb-decorated treat.
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Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

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Eight adorable and simple Halloween Rice Krispie Treats featuring a mummy, ghost, black cat, spider, bat, zombie, witch, and a spiderweb-decorated treat.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time 30 minutes
Time to Set 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 372kcal
Cost $4.72

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons (70.8g) unsalted butter
  • 1 bag (16 oz.; 453 g) miniature marshmallows divided
  • 6 cups (174g) Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • PREP: Line a 9x9-inch pan with parchment paper (or foil) with an overhang and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • MELT BUTTER AND MARSHMALLOWS: In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. As soon as the butter is melted, reduce the heat to low. Add in 8 cups (339g) of the miniature marshmallows. Stir constantly until the marshmallows are JUST melted.
  • FLAVOR ADDITIONS: Remove from the heat and stir in the salt (reduce if sensitive to salt), vanilla extract, and Rice Krispies cereal. Stir to coat the cereal with melted marshmallows. Once well coated, pour in the rest of the marshmallows (2 and 1/2 cups). Stir to coat until ingredients are well incorporated.
  • ADD TO PAN: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Lightly spritz your hands with cooking spray and then press the mixture gently into the prepared pan. Don't press too hard or you'll get a dense/hard treat. Set aside to cool for about 30 minutes.
  • ENJOY: Use the parchment overhang to pull the bars out from the pan. Use a sharp knife to make cuts (run knife under hot water, then dry with a towel for easier cutting). Enjoy! These bars are best enjoyed the same day.

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Recipe Notes

See the post for customizing these treats with a Halloween theme.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6017IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 27mg

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