I love doing holiday themed treats because my mom and I love to bake. It’s a fun way for us to put our creativity together and spend a Saturday in the kitchen. I was originally planning on making some fun Halloween themed cookies with royal icing, but decided on rice krispie treats instead. I’m not the biggest fan of candy and sweets, but I do love myself some of that marshmallow-y goodness!
I started with the pumpkins by forming the rice krispies into balls and sprinkling them with orange sprinkles before the marshmallow dried. It’s also possible to dye your rice krispie mixture orange before forming the balls. I clearly decided to do the former. I tried I few different candies for the stem. First, I tried breaking off a piece of kit-kat, but I thought that was a little big. So then I tried a milk dud. Didn’t know those still existed? Me either. But they do, and they worked well for my size pumpkins. I’ve also seen people use Rolos for their stems, as well.
Next I tried the candy corn. This was my attempt at emulating the ‘autumn style’ candy corn instead of the traditional yellow and orange candy corn. You all know by now I’m not much for color so I wanted to keep the pumpkins my big pop of Halloween. To make these, I formed the rice krispies into a round cake pan. Once they set up, I cut the circle in eighths (just like a pie). I heated up some milk chocolate and dark chocolate and dipped the triangular ‘candy corn’ into each. Then, just set them on a parchment lined cookie sheet until they’re dry.
Lastly, and my favorite, were the mummy rice krispie treats I made. These were super easy! I put half of my batch into a square cake pan and let them dry. Then, I cut the 9×9 square into 9 separate squares and drizzled white chocolate until they were almost completely covered. I used black bat sprinkles my mom had for the eyes. Didn’t these turn out so cute?
I hope you all enjoy your Halloweens! I’m getting ready to hand out candy to all our neighborhood trick-or-treaters right now! 🙂