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Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since I got together with my friend Kusum and did a day of baking and cooking at my house. The funny thing is I never thought of doing a post about Rice Krispie treats, I mean everyone knows how to make those, right? It’s on the side of the darn box everyone’s had them, haven’t they?

Photo credit Target

It started actually even sooner than our baking day, because we had been out getting our Fall shopping fix on. Kusum is full-on hands-down Fall fanatic! You gonna want to check out all of her blog posts at Sveetskapes for sure!

Anyway, we were just about to leave Target and we passed by the craft section of the storue. There was a picture on the display of Fall treats, using some of the craft stuff. I was so inspired I wanted to try my hand at making some of the treats, so I picked up the sprinkles and all of the ingredients right then and there otherwise I’d never get it done. After all quite frankly my husband and I can skip eating rice crispy treats until, like forever.

Our baking date arrived and all my supplies were ready. Kusum arrived and we dug into making the Rice Krispie treats. It turns out that Kusum had never not only made Rice Krispie treats, but she never actually eaten them! I know! *GASP*

I shouldn’t be surprised because Kusum was born and raised in southern India and came to the US for college and graduate school. There she met her amazing husband and they married, eventually relocating to Seattle.

It still floored me that all these years later she’s never tried one at all. Not at someone’s house, not any of the prepackaged premade ones, or even at some bakery because they’ll have them too. Anyway…..

We had a blast! We made the Rice Krispie treats step-by-easy-step. I buttered by hands to flattened the Rice Krispie treats in the pan. Any excuse to get messy peeps! Once they had cooled, we cut them using cookie cutters, molded them or simply cut shapes out with my knife.

At this point Kusum was digging into the all the little scraps and I think I’ve created a Rice Krispie treat monster!

We then had fun figuring out how to decorate a our shapes. We just dunked some in the Wilton candy melt colors, others we covered completely. Then it was time for candy eyes and sprinkles. I can honestly say that I don’t think we will ever win awards for decorating, but that’s OK they all taste the same in the end.

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats!

Simple and easy and ready in a flash! Perfect for the little (or big) nimblers in your house. Just right for that Halloween get together!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12


Rice Krispie Treats

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 pkg 10oz. or 40 large Jet-Puffed marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal

Decorating Supplies

  • 1 pkg Wilton Candy Melts various colors
  • 1 pkg Wilton candy eyes
  • Various candy sprinkles
  • 1 pkg Wilton candy sticks
  • 1 pkg Nutter Butter sandwich cookies optional


  • Butter 9×13 pan and set aside.
  •  In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Pour in Rice Krispie cereal and quickly stir until well blended.
  • Using buttered spatula (or hands) evenly press mixture into your buttered 9×13.
  • Allow to cool completely and then cut into shapes or simple squares.
  • To decorate: melt Wilton candy melts per package instructions. Dip or spread on your treats/cookies and then decorate as you wish!
  • Enjoy!


I’ve tried using generic puffed rice cereals and generic marshmallows. Yes, they should be the same. No, they usually aren’t.  It’s up to you.

Enjoy Peeps!

Want more Fall adventures? I think you’ll love these!

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