Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Everyone Will Love

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Everyone Will Love

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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Halloween Rice Krispie Treat

How to Make Halloween Rice Krispy Treats

There are two things that I do a little different than some other recipes.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 that are easy to make and fun for kids. Lots of ideas on how to serve them either in squares on a stick or festive shapes like ghosts and pumpkins. This fun recipe uses Oreos for the orange and black color pop. #halloween #RiceKrispie #treats #sweets #dessert #onastick #recipe

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

Festive Halloween Rice Krispie Treats that use Oreos for that special pop of color. 

Course Dessert
Keyword Halloween, Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 6 cups small marshmallows
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies
  • 20 Halloween Oreos

Instructions

  1. Mash the Oreos in a Ziploc bag

  2. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring often

  3. Combine Oreos with Rice Krispies. Mix in melted butter/marshmallow mixture until combined.

  4. 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. 

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats that are easy to make and fun for kids. Lots of ideas on how to serve them either in squares on a stick or festive shapes like ghosts and pumpkins. This fun recipe uses Oreos for the orange and black color pop. #halloween #RiceKrispie #treats #sweets #dessert #onastick #recipe

Patriotic 4th of July Dessert

Patriotic 4th of July Dessert

This 4th of July Dessert was a staple in our house growing up. It’s quick and easy and somewhat on the healthy side – unlike our family favorite Pistachio Delight. The Jello, fruit, and Angel Food Cake makes this a light, refreshing summer dessert. Patriotic, festive, and perfect for any holiday BBQ.

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4th of July Dessert

What I love about this dessert is that it uses fruit that is in season. Strawberries and blueberries layered into the cake and jello are so good.

4th of july dessert berries

Slice the Angel Food Cake in half and use a knife or fork to poke holes into both parts. Layer fruit on top of the bottom piece. Prepare the jello according to the package directions and slowly pour half onto the cake. Don’t rush this part, give it time to soak in.

4th of July dessert pouring jello

Place the top back in and slowly pour the rest of the jello on the top of the cake. Secure the lid back on and put it in the fridge to set.

4th of july dessert jello

Once the jello is set,layer the cake/jello/fruit into a trifle bowl with the whipped cream and top with fresh berries. Or you can just scoop it out onto plates and top with whipped cream and fresh berries. Either way, it’s going to taste fantastic.

I use homemade whipped cream. It’s super easy to make and tastes way better than any store-bought version. I follow Alton’s lead on this one, see his recipe here.

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This tablescape was so easy to pull together. White dinner plates with patriotic bandana’s, glass cups, and coozies from Target’s Dollar Spot.

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This 4th of July dessert is Big Nugget approved.

4th of july dessert big nugget

4th of July Dessert

Easy and Patriotic 4th of July Dessert.

Course Dessert
Keyword 4th of July, angel food cake, fruit, jello, No bake

Ingredients

  • 1 Angel Food Cake
  • 1 package Strawberry Jello
  • 1 container Strawberries
  • 1 container blueberries
  • 2 cups whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Remove cake from container and cut in half horizontally. Replace bottom half in the container and poke holes with a fork or knife (or cut cake into pieces).

  2. Prepare Jello according to package instructions. While Jello is liquid, layer berries on top of the cake and slowly pour over half the Jello. 

  3. Replace the top of the cake and poke some holes into it. Slowly pour the remaining Jello on top of the cake. Replace the lid and put in the fridge to set. 

  4. Layer cake/jello/berries in a trifle bowl with whipped cream. Top with berries. Keep cold until ready to serve.

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Pistachio Delight an Easy No-Bake Dessert

Pistachio Delight an Easy No-Bake Dessert

Pistachio Delight dessert was a childhood favorite in our house and it’s the one dessert that my friends will request that I bring to parties.

It’s a pistachio dessert with a Ritz cracker crust. It’s so simple, no-bake and so very good. I still get texts from old friends asking me for my mom’s recipe. Just like my chili and chicken soup, this dessert is super nostalgic for me, it’s a great treat to bring for an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, a festive St. Patty’s Day dinner or just a summer BBQ.

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Pistachio Delight fun

This dessert is really easy to put together but does take some planning. You need to give the ice cream a little time to partially thaw. The pudding mixture should set for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, and the Cool Whip needs time to defrost for the topping.

Since we don’t have air conditioning in our house, I’m always appreciative of no-bake desserts during the hot months – which for us lately has been almost all year round. This dessert is something that both of the kids can help with, Little Nugget loves to smash the Ritz crackers and Big Nugget can whisk the green pudding together.

The (not so) secret ingredient to this dessert is the partially melted vanilla ice cream. I usually buy the rectangular quarts of ice cream so it’s easier to split it in half.

If you don’t have ice cream, you can leave it out and just use the full amount of milk needed and make sure you keep it refrigerated overnight though to get it nice and firm.

Pistachio Delight Dessert Pan

Nut Free Option

My nieces are allergic to nuts so we just swap out the pistachio pudding for a nut-free flavor (vanilla or strawberry are favorites) and it’s just as good. There is no reason you have to sacrifice flavor just because of a food allergy.

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Pistachio Delight

No bake pistachio dessert.

Course Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1.5 sleeve Ritz crackers, smashed into crumbs
  • 2 packages pistachio pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 container Cool Whip

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13 pan with Ritz crumbs and drizzle with melted butter. Make sure all the crumbs are coated and press down into the bottom of the pan to make your crust.

  2. Whisk milk and pudding until just set and then fold in softened ice cream. Spread evenly over the top of the cracker crumbs - careful not to lift the crumbs into the pudding mixture. 

  3. Cover pan with cling wrap and let set in the fridge for 4 hours (or overnight). Top with Cool Whip and serve immediately or refrigerate.