Get into the Halloween spirit with these Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats!
These easy cereal treats are a spooky twist on the classic treats with melted chocolate, icing and candy eyes.
They’ll be so much fun to serve at your Halloween party!
Thank goodness for homemade Rice Krispie Treats. When you need to make a dessert you know folks will love without a ton of time on your hands, soft rice krispie treats are a lifesaver.
I like my rice krispies soft, chewy and with lots of ooey gooey marshmallow ribbons when I pull them apart. This Frankenstein rice krispie Halloween treat is even better; they have a layer of dark chocolate on top!
With the help of that smooth chocolate, a few candy googly eyes and some green food coloring, we give the familiar treats a Frankenstein finish for Halloween. Technically I guess these should be called Frankenstein’s MONSTER Rice Krispie Treats, since Dr. Frankenstein was the name of the scientist, not the actual monster.
With apologies to the English literature teachers in the room, I think we’ll just call them Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats. After all, Dr. Frankenstein would have gotten into a lot less trouble if he’d just made a batch of these treats in his lab instead!
This creative Halloween dessert would be a perfect addition to Halloween parties, for themed bake sales or class treats. Hosting a scary movie night? Make a batch of Halloween Rice Krispie Treats to pass around with your popcorn.
You’ll LOVE how they taste, how they look and how easy they are to make!
Here are the ingredients we used to make the green krispie treats:
Large or Mini Marshmallows
Rice Krispies cereal
Green food coloring – I like the gel dye.
For topping and decoration, you will also need:
Dark chocolate chips – The dark color looks best, but milk chocolate works too.
Large candy eyes – You can find these at most craft stores, or order them online.
Black or brown icing.
If you’ve made Rice Krispie Treats before, you’ll be familiar with the method. Making these cute Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats takes just a couple extra steps.
How to Make Halloween Rice Krispie Treats:
Melt butter with marshmallows and fluff on the stove in a large pot over medium heat.
Add a few drops of green food coloring to the melted marshmallows to get the shade of green you want.
Quickly stir in the rice krispie cereal. The green marshmallow mixture may be hard to mix with the rice Krispies. The texture is going to be very thick, it may help to use your hands rubbed with some butter with instead of a wooden spoon.
Press the treat mixture into the prepared pan. Let set for 15 minutes or until firm.
After cutting the treats into bars, it’s time to give them that Frankenstein monster makeover!
How to decorate Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats:
Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Stir in vegetable oil. The oil helps the melted chocolate set up smooth and shiny.
Dip the top inch of each rice krispie treat into the melted chocolate for Frankenstien’s hair. Let the chocolate hair set.
Use a piping bag to place two dots of black frosting into the treats where you want the eyes to go or onto the back of each candy eye. Press candy eyeballs over the icing.
Create a mouth below the eyes with the same frosting. I used a toothpick for this step.
Cut your tootsie rolls in half. Use the icing to stick them to the sides of your monster heads.
And if you mess up and your monster looks wonky, it’s totally okay. Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats aren’t supposed to look pretty! At least that’s my excuse when I make a mistake with my icing or the eyes aren’t perfectly even. They still taste delicious and everyone gets a kick out of the tootsie roll “bars” on the side of the heads.
These crispy treats are best served at room temperature or slightly chilled. Too cold and they will become very hard. If you warm them up they will melt.
Can I make Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween ahead of time and freeze them?
Yes, you can make these easy Frankenstein rice krispie treats up to 3 months ahead of time and freeze them. Make sure to wrap them individually in parchment paper and store them in an airtight container that is freezer safe.
It’s important to note that the texture of the treats is much better when they are fresh.
To prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands, I suggest dipping your hands in a bit of water, butter or oil before pressing it into the pan.
I don’t recommend making these treats in a round dish. It is best to use a rectangular or square dish so that your Frankenstein faces are square and not rounded on the edges!
The best part of Halloween are all the TREATS! Yes, we all love the candy, but why not use the holiday as an excuse to make delicious homemade treats too?
I have plenty of other Halloween recipes you’ll love on the blog. You could save the leftover candy eyes from your Frankenstein treats and make these Halloween Monster Cookies! The candy eyes are the perfect finishing touch for Halloween Ghost Meringues too.
When I was a kid, homemade popcorn balls were a MUST on Halloween. I have a Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls Recipe that’s a hit with all ages. Inside Out Caramel Apples are another easy spin on a childhood favorite that you’ll want to make all autumn long as is this Halloween Snack Mix.
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Say BOO with a batch of these chewy, sweet, eye-catching Halloween Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats!
They’re the perfect treats for your Halloween theme party.