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How to make Monster Rice Krispie Treats

If making cool treats is your jam, make sure to include my Monster Rice Krispie Treats in your plan for October and Halloween! These delightful Halloween Rice Krispie Treats will make everyone smile.

Serve these Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween school parties, parties at home, or just gift your kids with a really amazing after-school snack they will be talking about for days. Make sure to take pictures!

Monster Rice Krispie Treats on a counter.

HOW TO MAKE MONSTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS

Start with this recipe for the Best Rice Krispie treats. These will form the base for your shockingly cool monster creations. First, you will need to melt the candy melts. If it is not smooth enough for easy dipping, add a little bit of vegetable oil and stir it really well.

stick going into the end of a Krispie treat.

Once the mixture is ready, dip one end of each straw or popsicle stick into the melted candy and stick into the end of a Rice Krispie treat. Allow these to set for a bit, and then dip one side of each Rice Krispie treat into the melted candy. Immediately add the large candy eyes and sprinkles. Let these firm up on parchment paper before serving.

INGREDIENTS FOR MONSTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS

  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Candy Melts
  • Large Candy Eyeballs
  • Vegetable Oil or shortening (if needed)
  • Halloween Sprinkles (optional)
melted candy melts for dipping.

FAQ

ARE CANDY MELTS ALLERGY FRIENDLY?

Some candy melts contain allergens such as peanuts. To make the monster Rice Krispie treats allergen-free,
you can just put the gel food coloring into the melted marshmallow mixture before you add the cereal and add decorations instead of using candy melts.

As an alternative, you could also use allergen-free white chocolate as it will work nearly the same as candy melts. Just make sure you get a brand that is labeled allergen-free because peanut cross-contamination is prevalent.

HOW CAN I MAKE THE MONSTERS THINNER?

Anytime you want thinner Rice Krispie treats, you can use a jelly roll pan instead of the 9 x 13 pan.

CAN I USE STORE-BOUGHT RICE KRISPIE TREATS?

You could buy store-bought Rice Krispie treats but you will pay twice as much as when you make them at home. Plus, you don’t get to scrape the sides of the bowl! My favorite recipe for Rice Krispie treats is super easy.

HOW LONG CAN I KEEP MONSTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS?

You can only keep the coated Halloween Rice Krispie treats for 2 to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature. After that, they will start to dry out. However, you can freeze these for up to four months.

Wrap the treats individually in plastic wrap, secure the plastic wrap with tape, and then place all of them in an airtight container or freezer quality zipper bag. This is super handy if you need to make a bunch ahead of time and don’t want them to dry out.

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats on a countertop.

TIPS FOR THE BEST MONSTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS

  • Melt the butter and then add the marshmallows. Don’t cook the mixture too quickly. You’ll end up with rock hard krispie treats.
  • Rice Krispies need to be eaten within 2 to 3 days because they go stale and dry quickly.
  • Make sure to add the candy eyes and sprinkles before the candy melts set back up. Otherwise they will not stick.
  • Allow plenty of time for the candy melts to set up before you need to display or serve these treats. If it is humid, this will take a little longer than normal.

WHAT ARE CANDY MELTS

Candy melts are actually a mixture of sugar and vegetable oil, and not chocolate at all.

Always use fresh candy melts. If you use old candy melts that have been sitting in the cabinet for a while. they tend to create problems when melting. If you find that your candy melts are clumping up as you melt them, it’s time to get a new bag.

HOW TO MELT CANDY MELTS 

Always use a completely dry bowl or pan. Liquids and candy melts do not mix! 

Do not cover the candy melts while heating. The moisture from the steam will cause them to seize up.

We recommend melting the candy melts at 50% power for 30-second intervals in the microwave or slowly in a double boiler. If you try and melt it at full power, it can tend to seize up which is a complete mess.

If the candy melts become too thick or seizes up (dry clumpy mess) due to overcooking, you can try adding 1 teaspoon of solid shortening for every 12 to 16 ounces of candy melts to save the unicorn popcorn recipe.

Never mix liquids to candy melts. That will cause them to seize up immediately. I use a small amount of vegetable oil when needed to thin the candy melts.

Finished monster Rice Krispie treats on display.

MORE GREAT MONSTER RECIPES

Monster Cupcakes. Adorable Halloween Monster Cupcakes your kids will find amazing.

Chocolate Cake Pumpkin Faces. These easy pumpkin faces are so fun. They’re the hit at any Halloween get-together 

Mummy Pretzels. These super cute decorated pretzels are perfect for a handheld treat or as an addition to your Halloween jarcuterie

Monster Cake. A super cute cake you can make for events where you don’t want cupcakes. 

Halloween Cookie. Turn a giant cookie into a cool spiderweb with these instructions.

Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween are so easy to make and tons of fun. Make sure you check out our Snowman Rice Krispie Treats!

Rice Krispie cookies dipped in candy coating and topped with sprinkles and candy eyes.
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Monster Rice Krispie Pops

Include Monster Rice Krispie Treats in your plan for October and Halloween! These Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween make everyone smile.
Prep Time 20 mins
Servings 8
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 8 Rice Krispie Treats
  • 1/2 cup candy melts
  • large candy eyeballs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (2-3 if needed)
  • Halloween sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  • Melt candy melts according to package instructions.
  • If the candy coating is not loose enough to dip the Krispy treats and come out smooth, add vegetable oil a teaspoon at a time. And stir fully to incorporate.
  • Once the candy melts are smooth dip the end of the straw or stick into the candy melts and then into the rice crispy treat. Allow them to set for 5-7 mins.
  • Dip one side of the rice Krispy treat into the chocolate.
  • Immediately place candy eyes onto the wet chocolate and let them set up on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Add sprinkles for a more festive look if you’d like.
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Michaela Kenkel

Sunday 7th of November 2021

These were SO MUCH FUN to make!! These kiddos loved them -- eating them and helping to make them!

Julie Menghini

Monday 8th of November 2021

Thank you, Michaela! They're so much fun.

Nikki Lee

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

Looks cute and delicious! Perfect for spooky season and lunchboxes.

Julie Menghini

Thursday 4th of November 2021

Thank you, Nikki! We had so much fun making them.

Rebecca

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

These are so cute and so easy! The frosting they’re covered in is delicious and the monster look is adorable!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 4th of November 2021

Thank you, Rebecca! We had a lot of fun making them.

Min

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

I love your rice krispie treat recipe and decided to make this for Halloween this year. The kids love them! Simple to make yet so fun.

Julie Menghini

Thursday 4th of November 2021

Thank you, Min! They're so much fun.

Kathleen

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

I made some of these and brought them to our neighbors who have littles around, oh my goodness they went wild! And they were so easy!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 4th of November 2021

How fun! Thanks, Kathleen!