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Halloween Rice Krispies Treats

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It’s Halloween time and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than with delicious Halloween Rice Krispies treats? These Halloween treats are a fun activity your kids will love to help make. Easy to assemble and lots of fun to eat! 

monster eyes halloween rice krispies treats.
Monster eyes Rice Krispies treats

Love these Halloween Rice Krispies treats? Try my Mini Pumpkin Pies and my Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins for more Halloween treats!

Halloween treats are so fun to make! It’s crazy to think that Halloween is just around the corner. These Halloween Rice Krispies treats take only 5 ingredients and are made in minutes. They’ll be eaten up in even less time!

These easy Halloween treats are sure to be a hit!

halloween rice krispies treats balls.
Delicious Halloween Rice Krispies treats

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • A fun and easy treat the whole family will love, especially the kids!
  • Perfect for Halloween parties, or a weekend edible craft.
  • You can use any sort of Halloween themed candy you like!
  • These easy Halloween Rice Krispies treats will be the hit of every party!
  • An easy no-bake Halloween treat!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Butter – the base of great Rice Krispies treats is butter!
  • Rice Krispies Cereal any brand of crispy rice cereal will work.
  • M&Ms – I use the M&M’s Ghoul’s Mix, but feel free to use your favorite colors.
  • Candy Eyeballs perfect for making these treats look like monsters. I use Wilton candy eyeballs and you can find them at most stores like Michael’s, Walmart, Target or Amazon!

How To Make This Recipe

Step 1:

Melt the butter over low heat in a large saucepan.

Step 2:

Add marshmallows, stir until they are fully melted.

Step 3:

Remove from heat and add cereal and M&Ms. Stir until combined.

Step 4:

Butter your hands, then grab handfuls of the mixture and form into a ball.

Step 5:

Add eyeballs, and press them in slightly so they will stay put. Set on a baking sheet or tray.

You may need to re-grease your hands a time or two throughout the process, so that the mixture won’t stick to your hands.

Crispy rice treats on a glass plate.
Halloween treats ready for Halloween

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Use fresh marshmallows! Don’t use that bag that’s been open in your pantry for months. Fresh is best!
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract after you melt the butter for a little extra flavor.
  • Toss in some extra marshmallows when you mix in the cereal for a little extra chewiness.
  • Add more mix-ins! You’ll want any mix-ins to be soft.

Storing

Storing: Store these treats in an airtight container on the countertop for two days.

FAQ

Do I need to refrigerate my Rice Krispies treats?

Nope! In fact, I do not recommend storing these in the refrigerator or freezer because it can make the marshmallow very hard.

Why are my Rice Krispies treats hard?

Typically this happens when the cereal and/or marshmallows are not fresh. It can also happen when too much cereal and not enough marshmallows are used.

Can I mix more than just M&M’s into these treats?

Absolutely! M&M’s are a favorite, but sprinkles, unmelted marshmallows, chocolate chips and pretzels are also favorites! Be creative and have fun with this recipe!

How do I keep Rice Krispies treats from sticking to my hands?

I like to use butter to grease my hands, but you can also use nonstick cooking spray on your hands as well. Another trick is to get your hands wet and shake off the excess water!

Yield: 12 Servings

Halloween Rice Krispies Treats

halloween rice krispies treats balls.

It's Halloween time and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than with delicious Halloween Rice Krispies treats? These Halloween treats are a fun activity your kids will love to help make. Easy to assemble and lots of fun to eat! 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounce package regular or mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 10 ounces Halloween M&Ms
  • 24 candy eyeballs

Instructions

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter over low heat in a large saucepan.
  2. Add marshmallows, and stir until they are fully melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add cereal and M&Ms. Stir until combined.
  4. Butter your hands, then grab handfuls of the mixture and form a ball.
  5. Add eyeballs, and press them in slightly so they will stay put. Set on a baking sheet or tray.

Notes

You may need to re-grease your hands a time or two throughout the process, so that the mixture won't stick to your hands.

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