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

Unique DIY Halloween Costumes

Unique DIY Halloween Costumes

Remember the days when our DIY Halloween costumes consisted of something super cheap from the thrift store and we just said we were random characters from a 70’s tv show? Now as a parent, things are a bit different. There is so much pressure to figure out what costume everyone is going to wear.

When Big Nugget was a baby, I wasn’t into Halloween, much less making a DIY Halloween costume. It was just too much effort for an hour (or less). Now that the kids are older, it feels way more festive. There is the costume day at dance class, Halloween party at preschool and then the actual holiday itself so I’m totally into it. It’s one of those holiday’s that I have such fond memories of as a kid, I want that same warm fuzzy feeling for my girls.

Last year Big Nugget wanted to be a pine cone for Halloween. And ya know what, we made that happen and she was the CUTEST pine cone you have ever seen. See a full tutorial on how I pulled it together rather easily here.

DIY Pine Cone Costume. Complete tutorial to make this unique Halloween costume. Perfect for a toddler, preschooler or teen, this custom craft project is easy and affordable. #DIY #Craft #Halloween #Costume #uniquecostume #pinecone #toddler #preschool #homemade

What was so wonderful about the pine cone idea was that it was just so unique and organic. So now the pressure is on and we are on the hunt for this year’s great Halloween idea. I am struggling to remake that magic and of course, took to Pinterest to hopefully inspire something in us. No luck yet but we had a great time pulling together this list of unique DIY Halloween costumes.

We are still narrowing down our list of ideas for this year and Big Nugget is wanting to incorporate her Little in some way. This should be interesting. Maybe I need to pull together a unique DIY Halloween costumes list, pairs edition next. In the meantime, check out these amazingly creative and unique DIY Halloween costumes.

Unique DIY Halloween Costumes

 

Owl

Pinata

Nesting Doll

sister costume

rainbow bird

hot air balloon

broccoli

scuba

gum

snail

butterfly

DIY Halloween Costume Roundup

 

Looking for more costume ideas for kids? Check out these 11 DIY Halloween costume ideas!