Monster Rice Krispie Treats

Fun and festive Halloween rice krispie treats are perfect for party treats and favors. They’re beyond simple to make, and the kids can help!

I love sharing kid-friendly treats like Melted Witch BarkChocolate Spider Trifle, and Gooey Monster Cookies that are fun to make and taste so yummy! Monster Rice Krispie treats are definitely fun to make, and they taste delicious!

Monster Rice Krispie Treats on a white baking

Rice Krispie Monsters

As Halloween is approaching, we’ve been trying to come up with fun Halloween treats that we can munch and use for parties.

Rice krispie treats are one of our favorites, so we’ve made a few different Halloween themed versions—like Frankenstein Rice Krispies, Candy Corn Rice Krispies, and these Monster Rice Krispies!

We made five different colors – black, lime green, orange, purple and turquoise. Like I said, they’re great for Halloween, but would also be awesome at a monster-themed party.

We also used the store bought rice krispies, but if you’re feeling ambitious, you could use homemade rice krispies instead and cut them into rectangles. I’m sure the kiddos would love to get in the kitchen and help you with the dipping and candy eyes! 😉

How to make Monster Rice Krispie Treats

You can definitely make homemade rice Krispie treats using your favorite recipe, then cut them into rectangles and follow the recipe from there. We just liked using store bought Rice Krispies Treats because it made it really quick and easy! They’ll taste great either way.

PREP. Unwrap the Rice Krispies (or cut your homemade rice Krispie into rectangles).

STICKS. Add the lollipop sticks to the bottoms of the treats.

CANDY MELTS. Melt candy melts as directed on package (35 melts will cover 3-4 rice Krispie) and dip tops of the treats in melted candy. Place on parchment paper.

DECORATE. Press candy eyes on while candy coating is still wet, and let them set completely. If you want them to set quicker, you can place them in the fridge – just make sure you put the parchment paper on a cookie sheet first!

Variations:

We loved how cute the candy eyes turned out with the different colors for these treats. You and your kids can have some fun and change things up if you wish. Some ideas include:

  • Using edible writing gel to create a mouth
  • Use chocolate rice Krispies or even fruity pebbles to make your own treats
  • Use a popsicle sticks or decorative straws instead of candy sticks
How to make monster rice krispie treats

Tips, Variations + Storing Info

Candy foot: Sometimes when you dip into candy coating you may notice a small puddle of extra coating form at the bottom of the treat. This is called a candy foot. You can lesson the probability of it forming my tapping off excess coating before placing the treat on wax paper to set. If a foot still forms, then you can simply break or cut it off and use your finger to smooth out the cut edge. 

Whether you are making these ahead of time or storing leftovers you can keep them at room temperature or in the freezer. 

STORE the rice Krispies in an airtight container 2-3 days. Be sure that before you store them after the candy coating has hardened. Also, separate the layers with wax or parchment paper. 

To FREEZE, wrap each individual rice Krispie treat in a layer of plastic wrap before placing them in a freezer safe bag. Freeze them for up to 4 months.

Candy coated rice krispies with monster eyes

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Monster Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Fun and festive Halloween rice krispie treats are perfect for party treats and favors. They're beyond simple to make, and the kids can help!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 38 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 12 Rice Krispies Treats
  • 105-140 candy melts (we used Wilton melts)
  • 48 candy eyes
  • lollipop sticks
  • parchment paper

Instructions
 

  • Begin by unwrapping your Rice Krispies treats.
  • Add the sticks to the bottoms of the treats.
  • Melt candy melts as directed on package. Dip tops of treats in melted candy and place on parchment paper (about 35 melts covered 3-4 “monsters”).
  • Place candy eyes on the treats while the candy coating is still melted, and let set completely. 

Notes

  • You can make as many or as few monster treats as you like. Just keep in mind that about 35 candy melts covered 3-4 “monsters”, and we placed 4 candy eyes on each one.
  • You can place the monsters in the fridge if you want them to set quicker – be sure to put the parchment paper on a cookie sheet in this case.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. I made these but put food coloing in rice krispies part then melted some milk chocolate ( all nut free)and added the eyes …Reason the chocolate melts are processed in a plant that do contain PEAnuts soy nuts or tree nuts and in my house hold thats a no no….

  2. 5 stars
    We’ve made these treats the past few years and my kids have already reminded me that it’s almost time to make them again! Such a fun Halloween treat that they love to help with. Thanks for the cute idea!

  3. 5 stars
    What a fun and tasty treat for Halloween! My kids will love making these for their holiday parties in the classroom this year!

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a fun and adorable idea for Halloween! Can’t wait to make these with my daughter! Such a creative and great idea!

  5. 5 stars
    Last year I made these with almond bark that I colored because I had it on hand. It worked well. With October coming up the kids are asking to make them again.