Rice Krispy Treats are just the best and easiest treat to make especially when last minute. I had a friend say to me at 3pm the other day, I forgot to make a snack for the kids Halloween Dance tonight, do you have any quick suggestions? So I said Rice Krispy Treat made up all Halloweenish. She rocked it and they sold out.
Typically everyone leans towards cupcakes but I like to pull the “be different” card and play with rice krispy treats. At a recent dance these Creepy Crispy Rice Treats were one of the first items to sell out. You can use Halloween cookie cutters to make fun shapes or keep them square/rectangle. Use any Halloween Candy you have or can find and change it up every time. Making monster heads is equally entertaining.
Let the kids get involved and decorate. Fun for everyone!
- 1/3 cup butter
- 60-70 large marshmallows
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 6 cups rice krispies
- Cooking spray
- 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, wafers or chunks
- food colouring
- Halloween sprinkles
- In a large pot, over low heat melt butter. Add marshmallows. Stir occasionally until gooey. This takes a little time as you need to keep your heat low or the marshmallows can burn to the bottom of the pot.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla (eyeball it...a little more doesn't hurt).
- Pour in rice krispies and stir until combined.
- Spray a 9x13" pan with cooking spray.
- Pour rice krispies into pan. With buttered hands press down until even. Set aside to cool.
- Pour white chocolate into microwave safe bowl and microwave 40-60 seconds or until softened, stirring at 20 second increments.
- Add drops of your food colouring, stirring after each addition until you reach your desired colour.
- Pour melted chocolate over rice krispies, spreading for even consistency.
- Top with your favourite ghoulish sprinkles.
- Allow to cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes for chocolate to set up.
When using a 9x13 pan this recipe makes 15 large squares. You could easily double the amount of squares by cutting them smaller.