These Monster Rice Krispie Treats are a fun Halloween party food that kids of all ages will love! Soft and gooey, spooky green and decorated with candy eye balls, the whip up in less than 10 minutes!
Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Rice Krispie Treats are delicious, fun, and super easy to make! And they fit just about any occasion.
They are moldable desserts that you can make into just about any shape and decorate a variety of ways.
And what better way to have fun with them than at Halloween!
The kids will love helping shape the monster blobs and decorating them with candy eyeballs. And there is no limit to the shapes you can make.
There are so many things associated with this fun holiday that you make tons of different rice krispie halloween treats.
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Butter – I like to use unsalted butter for this recipe. But unsalted butter will be ok as it balances out the sweetness.
Marshmallows – This recipe calls for mini marshmallows but you can use full size ones as well. You can get the 6 cups from one (10 ounce) package.
Rice Cereal – You can use name brand of a store bought brand as well, as long as it’s plain and not flavored. Switch up the cereal like I did in these Fruity Pebbles Treats!
Candy Eyes – I like to use various sizes of candy eye balls for more variety of monster faces.
Pantry Staples – vanilla extract, green food coloring.
How to Make Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
First: Combine your butter and mini marshmallows in a large microwave-safe. Place in your microwave for two minutes, stir the mixture halfway through until all the marshmallow mixture is completely melted.
Second: Stir in the vanilla and food coloring. Fold the rice cereal into the marshmallows, allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Third: Spray a 1/3 measuring cup with nonstick spray, scoop the mixture into the cup and place it on the sheet pan. Lightly grease your hands and gently roll the blobs into rounded shapes.
Fourth: Press a few eyes into the monster’s head and allow them to cool at room temperature for one hour.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Can I make these without a microwave?
Yes, you can make these on the stovetop. I like to make them in the microwave so kids can help make them without burning themselves.
Just place the butter and marshmallows into a pan and cooked over medium heat, making sure you continuously stir, then continue the recipe as stated.
Where can I find candy eyes?
I found mine at my grocery store, especially during the holiday. It’s kept with the frosting and candles. If you’re looking to order them online, you can find them here.
How do I keep the from sticking to my fingers?
If you’re having some trouble with it being sticky, you can spray your hands or spoon with a nonstick cooking spray to prevent them from attaching to you.
How do I get the eyes to stick?
It sounds like you have used a little too much of the nonstick spray. It’s a fine line of using too little and the cereal sticking to your hands vs. too much and the eyes not sticking. You can press a little bit of the marshmallow mix to the outside and stick your eyes to that.
How long do they last?
You can store them in an airtight container right on your counter for up to three days before they start losing their crispiness.
Tapas Tips & Tricks
- Gel food coloring spread the easiest and mixes best with the marshmallow and butter.
- Change up the colors to make different color monsters. Purple is a great one!
- Reshape them into rectangles and make Frankenstein Rice Krispie treats
- Or add orange instead of green and make Pumpkin Rice Krispie treats
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- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispy cereal
- 12 drops green food coloring
- 1 package candy eyes
- Combine your butter and mini marshmallows in a large microwave-safe.
- Place in your microwave for two minutes, stir the mixture halfway through until all the marshmallow mixture is melted.
- Stir in the vanilla and food coloring.
- Fold in the rice cereal into the marshmallows, stirring to coat evenly.
- Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Spray a 1/3 measuring cup with nonstick spray, scoop the mixture into the cup and place it on the sheet pan. Lightly grease your hands and gently roll the blobs into rounded shapes.
- Press a few eyes into the monster's head and allow them to cool at room temperature for one hour.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 monster
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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