Quick, simple, and fun to make, these Halloween-themed monster Rice Krispies treats are a delicious party favor for any spooky event or scary movie night.
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Table of Contents
- About Monster Rice Krispies Treats
- What’s in monster Rice Krispies treats?
- What type of candy melts should you use?
- Can you make these in advance?
- How long are they good for?
- Can you freeze monster Rice Krispies treats?
- Notes & tips for these Halloween Rice Krispies treats
- More fun Halloween eats
- How to make monster Rice Krispies treats
- Recipe Details
About Monster Rice Krispies Treats
If you’re looking for a very quick and simple treat to serve this Halloween season, these monster Rice Krispies treats are most definitely it.
They only take four key ingredients, and all of those ingredients can be store-bought. That’s not required, of course, as you can also use your kitchen skills to make these monster treats deliciously homemade, too – but the point is that this is the kind of party favor that gives you options. You can either go all-out and customize every part or you can whip up a batch without breaking a sweat.
And regardless of which way you decide to go, you’ll still have deliciously adorable monster pops for everyone to enjoy.
What’s in monster Rice Krispies treats?
To make a batch of your own adorable monster treats, you’ll need the following:
- Rice Krispies treats – You can either use store-bought treats or you can use your favorite recipe and make your own. Bonus for homemade treats: you can experiment with different flavors, such as salted caramel.
- Sprinkles – Used for making the monster “hair.” You can use any type that you’d like, but I’d recommend picking a uniform color that has a variety of shapes, like nonpareils (round) and jimmies (cylinder).
- Candy melts – Used for giving the monsters their colorful fur.
- Candy eyes – Completes the “monster” look. If you can find them, pick up eyes in both small and large sizes to give each treat some variety and character.
- Cake pop sticks – Not exactly an ingredient – and technically optional – the sticks help turn these treats into fun pops that are easy to carry around and eat.
What type of candy melts should you use?
Candy melts (also called melting wafters) are pretty common – you can find them in the baking supply area, and they’re small, flat disks, typically sold by the bag – but I do think there are significant differences in quality depending on the brand of candy melts you buy.
Wilton is by far the most common brand of candy melt, and they are sold in a variety of colors. This makes them a popular pick since you can buy the exact color you need and can get right to crafting your festive treats. Wilton makes things simple and easy.
This recipe recommends using Wilton candy melts (or other brands that come in different colors) because it makes things simpler.
However, I’ve not been impressed with the quality of Wilton candy melts and typically look for alternatives. If given the choice, I would highly recommend picking up Ghirardelli brand candy melts and using oil-based food coloring to get the look that you want. These are my favorite candy melts to work with due to their superior quality and taste. You could also use their white bar chocolate or white chocolate chips.
Can you make these in advance?
To ensure the best presentation, I recommend making these treats up to 24 hours in advance.
How long are they good for?
Once prepared, monster Rice Krispies treats can be stored in a sealed container on the counter for up to one week. Store treats in a single layer or separate multiple layers with wax paper.
Can you freeze monster Rice Krispies treats?
Yes, you totally can!
Once prepared, cooled, and cut, wrap each individual treat in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then store in an airtight container or freezer bag. These monster treats can be frozen for up to three months.
Notes & tips for these Halloween Rice Krispies treats
- When choosing sprinkles, pick one that has a variety of shapes and sizes, such as nonpareils (round) and jimmies (cylinder).
- You can also use white chocolate and food coloring as opposed to using colorful candy melts.
- Get creative with color combinations! I used blue and orange and kept the colors uniform per treat, but don’t hesitate to mix and match the colors however you’d like!
More fun Halloween eats
How to make monster Rice Krispies treats
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – Add each color of candy melt to a microwave-safe bowl and heat until smooth. Add the sprinkles and eyes to small, wide bowls. Also, line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set everything nearby.
Step 2 – Prepare the Rice Krispies treats by inserting a cake pop stick into one end. Place them on the baking sheets.
Step 3 – When ready to decorate, coat 2/3 of a treat with candy, then dip the end in a corresponding color of sprinkles. Place the coated treat on the prepared baking sheet, then press a few candy eyes in the wet candy. Repeat this step until all the treats have been decorated.
Step 4 – Allow treats to dry and set.
Step 5 – Serve and enjoy!
Monster Rice Krispies Treats
- Prepare your work area by lining two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place orange sprinkles, blue sprinkles, and candy eyes in small, wide bowls for easy access.1/3 cup orange sprinkles, 1/3 cup blue sprinkles, candy eyes
- Insert a cake pop stick in narrow end of a Rice Krispies Treat, pushing stick halfway in. Place treat on prepared baking sheet. Repeat this step until all treats have sticks.20 Rice Krispies Treats
- Add each color of candy melt to its own microwave-safe bowl. Heat each in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power, then stir. Continue to heat for 15-second intervals, mixing in between, until all candy has completely melted.12 ounces orange candy melts, 12 ounces blue candy melts
- When ready to decorate, dip top of a Rice Krispies Treat (opposite end with stick) in a chosen color of candy melt, coating about 2/3 of it with candy (TIP: If needed, use a spoon to help coat treats). Hold treat over bowl and gently shake off any excess candy, then dip the top of the treat in a corresponding color of sprinkles. Place decorated treat back on prepared baking sheet. While candy is still wet, gently press anywhere from 1-6 candy eyes on top-facing middle of treat. Repeat this step until all cake pops are coated and decorated.
- Allow monster Rice Krispies treats to dry completely, about 15-30 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.