(This post has been updated from the original October 2017 version to provide a better experience for you)
When it comes to Halloween treats, don’t you want something that looks creepy, tastes great but is actually really simple and quick to make? Snap – me too! These CRAZY quick & easy rice krispie Halloween treats not only look the part but they taste it too. Just like my ginger-dead men Halloween biscuits and ‘bloody surprise Halloween cupcakes, you get maximum effect with minimum effort. That’s the kind of math I love to do!
These Halloween treats are very popular in my house. They always seem to just magically disappear (mysteriously whenever the Mr is left alone in the near by vicinity…) which can only speak volumes for their undeniable yumminess.
When I was looking at what creepy Halloween food ideas I could imagine into existence this year, I knew at least one had to include edible eyes. There’s something SO creepy about your food staring back at you but also really fun too!
If you want to change up these Halloween treats and use a different spooky design, or even have multiple designs to spice up your Halloween party table – you can absolutely do that! Here are some awesome ways you can tweak this recipe to impress all your friends and family.
The possibilities are endless, just use your imagination!
Have you never made rice krispie bars before? Fear not! I’m right here with some awesome top tips to help you every step of the way.
Here is what you will need to make 16 bars.
First grease & line your baking tin with baking paper (leaving a good overhang to help you remove it later) and set to one side.
Then, in a large saucepan, melt the butter over a low/medium heat.
Next add in the marshmallows and melt gently, stirring constantly so they don’t catch on the bottom.
Now dump in all the Rice Krispies and give it a really good mix. Make sure all the cereal is evenly coated.
Then tip the mixture into your prepared tin and press in firmly using the back of a lightly oiled metal spoon. (I find this the easiest way, otherwise you get yourself into a sticky mess!)
Place into the fridge while we make the topping.
Next, break the chocolate into a large microwavable bowl. Reduce your microwave’s power to half & heat in 20 second intervals, stirring well between each time.
Once it is 2 thirds melted, don’t heat again – just stir stir stir until it’s completely melted. And there you are – you have tempered your chocolate in the easiest way possible!
Then pour your melted chocolate over the Rice Krispies and smooth out.
Finally, while the chocolate is still melted, sprinkle over your chosen Halloween decorations. If using edible eyes like me – be mindful of where you will be slicing so you can try and get a pair (or more!) on every bar.
Leave at room temperature to set completely before removing and slicing into 16 bars (a 4 x 4 grid.) You may find it easier to lightly oil your knife if it sticks a little.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within 3-4 days.
Didn’t I tell you these Rice Krispie Halloween Treats were crazy easy to make?! They’re 100% the Mr’s favourite too so didn’t last very long in our house at all. I think I’m going to have to make another batch for the trick or treaters and actually hide them from him!
How are you going to decorate yours? Have you already made some? I want to know! Please comment below or tag me in your pictures on any social media. You have no idea how much I LOVE hearing from you!
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