There are some really awesome and amazing things that you can do with Rice Krispie Treats whether it’s adding ingredients to the cereal mix, cutting them, or making shapes with them. Every Halloween I try to come up with at least one new version of a unique treats for parties. Making the base recipe for Rice Krispie Treats is not complicated and there’s no baking required. They are a quick yet creative way to make homemade snacks for work, school, fundraising, or parties.
Batty Halloween Rice Krispie Treats: I use some black food tint to Cocoa Krispies so the bats turn out darker than normal. This is a labor of love because it takes a while to cut out all the shapes. I use a Wilton Comfort Grip cookie cutter for this because it is larger than regular cutters and yields a nicer looking bat. Because you are working with something that is uneven to start with, you are going to have to take a piece of plastic wrap and press down the edges of the bat once you have it cut out. You can add some large red dots with royal icing but even if you opt to serve them plain, they’re going to fly off the plate when guests see them.
Super Spooky Rice Krispie Treats: Instead of making a thick layer of the treat mix, make a thin half inch layer in a greased pan. Use a square or rectangular cookie cutter to carve out the shapes; you can do it by hand but you need to be completely accurate with the cuts to the pieces line up correctly. Once you have the pieces cut, use orange Marshmallow Fluff to make a spooky sandwich. One of the cooler things I did with these was to add small candy bones to the end sections so they were sticking out about half way. It’s the small things that can really add a lot to the presentation of your treats. You can use just about anything in the middle; for an even nicer look dip the edges in to melted chocolate then in to crushed nuts or Mini M&M candies.
Cocoa Krispies With Pumpkin Sprinkles: The name says it all. Instead of using regular plain crisped rice cereal you use Cocoa Krispies; once you have them cooled to room temperature and cut you can add pumpkin sprinkles to the tops of them or use royal icing to make a pumpkin shape. The brown color of the cereal looks great with the orange of the pumpkin sprinkles or icing. I’ve tried and failed to make a convincing looking pumpkin from the mix. It is too hard to work the shape into a pumpkin even if you use orange marshmallows.
Vomit Krispies: If you are looking for something that is going to be visually revolting, this treat is sure to turn a few stomachs. Use multicolored marshmallows with Fruity Pebbles. When you are mixing the cereal with the melted marshmallows the colors are going to start to mesh; it’s important to not over-mix it or you are going to end up with a pinkish color instead of something that looks gross. When the pieces are cooled and cut, add gummy body part candy to the tops or sides; you can also add candy bones, mini eyeballs, or inject a red jelly center. If you push too hard with the injector then you will end up with the jelly oozing out of the sides of it but that too is a cool visual effect.
Simply Delicious, Simply Spooky: Make a normal batch of then use a combination of jimmies and sprinkles to add to the top of the cut pieces. This is the quickest way to make homemade Halloween treats but allows you a lot of creative freedom when it comes to decorating. I use a couple different color combinations; purple jimmies with an orange sprinkle mix; lime green jimmies with a black bat; and white ghost sprinkle mix and one of my favorite combinations is white ghosts, black jimmies, and Mini M&M’s. To get the best look use only the red and orange pieces.