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Easy Halloween Treats!

There is less than a week until Halloween, so it’s the perfect time to make a few spooky treats! Here I have FIVE Halloween themed treats that are so easy anyone can make them. I will show you how to make Rice krispy monsters, rice krispy pumpkins, and chocolate covered pretzels that look like zombies, mummies and pumpkins! These treats are perfect for a Halloween party, a gathering or just for fun!

~~~Rice Krispie Halloween Treats~~~

#1 Rice Krispy Monsters!

These cute monsters are perfect for rice krispy lovers!

Approximate time to make: 45 minutes or less.

Approximate amount: 10-15

~Ingredients~

3 tablespoons of butter

1 package 10oz JET-PUFFED Marshmallows or 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows

6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal

Candy Eyes

1 package of Vanilla Almond Bark

Food Coloring

~Directions~

  1. In a large saucepan melt the butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add Rice Krispies and stir until coated.
  3. Using a buttered spatula or your own hands covered in butter, even press mixture into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan coated in cooking spray.
  4. Wait until cool or place in fridge until cool and lay out a sheet of parchment paper.
  5. Divide your white almond bark into glass bowls–the amount of bowls depending on how many different colors you want your monsters to be.
  6. Place a single bowl of almond bark into the microwave for 1 minute and then 10 second intervals until completely smooth. Take out and add in desired food coloring until you get the color of your liking.
  7. Repeat step 6 until you melt all the bark, or wait until you use the first bowl.
  8. Cut the cooled Rice Krispie into desired shapes.
  9. Dip half of each desired shape into the melted almond bark then place on sheet of parchment paper. If the chocolate melts before you are finished, place back in microwave in 10 second intervals until smooth once again.
  10. While the bark on the Rice Krispies is still melted, place candy eyes on the bark.
  11. Repeat steps 9-10 for each color of almond bark until all Rice Krispies are dipped.
  12. Let chocolate harden or place in fridge to quicken the process.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

#2 Rice Krispie Pumpkins!

These small pumpkin treats are not only perfect for Halloween, but can be great for Thanksgiving! Unlike the other Halloween themed treats, these are appropriate all Autumn long.

Approximate time: 20 Minutes

Approximate amount: 15-20

Rice Krispie Pumpkins

~Ingredients~

3 tablespoons of butter

1 package 10oz JET-PUFFED Marshmallows or 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows

6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal

Orange Food Coloring

Green M&Ms

Miniature Reese Cups

~Directions~

  1. In a large saucepan melt the butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add in orange food coloring until you get your desired shade of orange.
  3. Add Rice Krispies and stir until coated.
  4. With buttered hands or two buttered spoons, roll Rice Krispies into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  5. Unwrap miniature Reese’s cups and place one on each Krispie ball. Place one green M&M on each Krispie ball.
  6. Let Rice Krispies cool or place them in fridge to speed up the process.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

*Quick afterthought* Another option is to use miniature Rolos as the stem of the pumpkin or green icing as the leaf!

~~~Chocolate Covered Pretzel Treats!~~~

I don’t know about you guys, but chocolate covered pretzels are my all-time favorite! I love them! These frightening snacks are super easy to make and won’t take up much of your time! They are perfect for a last-minute sweet snack or a Halloween party favor!

#1 Mummy Chocolate Covered Pretzels

(Pretzel on far right)

Approximate time: 15 minutes!

~Ingredients~

White Chocolate or Vanilla Almond Bark

Miniature Pretzels

Candy Eyes or Milk/Dark Chocolate

~Directions~

  1. Place white chocolate or vanilla almond bark into a glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute then 10 second intervals until chocolate/bark is melted and smooth.
  2. With a spoon, dip each miniature pretzel into the chocolate/bark until it is completely coated. Place pretzel on parchment paper.
  3. With your spoon, drizzle chocolate/bark horizontally on the pretzel in thin lines to give the appearance of the mummies’ wrap.
  4. If you are using candy eyes, place them on the pretzel while the chocolate is still wet. If you are using milk or dark chocolate for the mummy eyes, wait until the white chocolate/bark is hardened before proceeding with a toothpick to drip chocolate eyes on the pretzel. Let chocolate harden.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

#2 Zombie Chocolate Covered Pretzels

(Pretzel on far left)

Approximate time: 15 minutes!

~Ingredients~

White Chocolate or Vanilla Almond Bark

Green Food Coloring

Miniature Pretzels

Candy Eyes or Milk/Dark Chocolate

~Directions~

  1. Place white chocolate or vanilla almond bark into a glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute, then 10 second intervals until chocolate/bark is completely smooth.
  2. Add in green food coloring until you get your desired shade of green.
  3. With a spoon, dip each miniature pretzel into the chocolate/bark until it is completely coated. Place pretzel on parchment paper.
  4. If you are using candy eyes, place them on the pretzel while the chocolate is still wet. If you are using milk or dark chocolate for the zombie eyes, wait until the white chocolate/bark is hardened before proceeding with a toothpick to drip chocolate eyes on the pretzel. Let chocolate harden.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

#3 Pumpkin Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Pumpkin Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Approximate time: 15 minutes!

~Ingredients~

White Chocolate or Vanilla Almond Bark

Orange and Green Food Coloring

Miniature Pretzels

~Directions~

  1. Divide white chocolate or vanilla almond bark into two glass bowls and microwave individually for 1 minute, then 10 second intervals until chocolate/bark is completely smooth.
  2. Add in orange food coloring into one bowl and green into the other.
  3. With a spoon, dip each miniature pretzel into the orange chocolate/bark until it is completely coated. Place pretzel on parchment paper.
  4. Once the orange chocolate/bark hardens, use a toothpick to add a leaf/stem onto the pumpkin with the green food coloring.  Let harden.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

*Quick afterthought* A milk or dark chocolate would look really great replacing the green as a stem.

 

I hope you enjoyed these Halloween treat ideas!

Send me pictures of your recreations through¬† my “Contact” page! I’d love to see how they turn out!

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