This post has been updated with some pro-tips that I’ve learned after making these for a few years.
We love going to The Yard House. My husband and I love the food and beer selection, the girls love the special treats that come with the kids meal. I decided to recreate their recipe but make them into easy Halloween Rice Krispie Treats, perfect for all of the Halloween activities we have coming up this month.
To make these Halloween Rice Krispie Treats you need the not so secret ingredient, Halloween Oreos. They taste just like regular Oreo’s but have an orange creme center that takes these Rice Krispie Treats from really good to really festive. I had to go to Target to find them but if you can’t find them locally, I linked them in my Amazon Shop here.
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How to Make Halloween Rice Krispy Treats
There are two things that I do a little different than some other recipes.
- Melt the butter and the marshmallows in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. The key here is to keep stirring and don’t rush it. You could easily melt this in the microwave but for some reason, I think it tastes better this way.
- I butter my 9×13 pan instead of spraying it with non stick spray. I like having the butter taste match up to the butter flavor of the Rice Krispie Treats.
These Halloween Rice Krispie Treats are super easy and quick to make. Butter you pan and put your Oreos in a gallon zip lock bag. Using a mallet, or rolling pin, or wine bottle, mash the Oreos. I left mine a little bigger because I wanted to see the black and orange pieces clearly in the treats.
Combine the Oreos with the Rice Krispies, melt the butter and marshmallows, then combine. It’s really that simple.
Here is the secret to not getting entirely frustrated when you are mixing and placing the combined Rice Krispy Treats into the pan – keep your fingers greased up with butter, or cover the top with parchment paper and press it down with that on top.
I cut these into square but you could use festive cookie cutters or put them on sticks like they do at The Yard House. This will be the perfect dessert to go with our traditional Halloween dinner of Vollmer Chili.
I love when you combine the marshmallow mixture into the Rice Krispies – they literally snap, crackle and pop and I immediately become an 8 year old girl. Something so nostalgic about that sound for me.
Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
Festive Halloween Rice Krispie Treats that use Oreos for that special pop of color.
- 4 tbsp butter
- 6 cups small marshmallows
- 4 cups Rice Krispies
- 20 Halloween Oreos
Mash the Oreos in a Ziploc bag
Melt the butter and marshmallows in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring often
Combine Oreos with Rice Krispies. Mix in melted butter/marshmallow mixture until combined.
Spread into a buttered 9×13 pan. Butter your fingers to press the mixture down evenly into the pan. Let cool completely before you cut and serve.