A few years ago I shared one of our Halloween traditions and 'How to Make Halloween Rice Krispy Treats.'
Ya'll these are so simple, fun and not hard to make!
My mother in law makes really good rice krispy treats from scratch but I think they are so messy and mine never turn out the way I want them. Thankfully Kelloggs feels my pain and has these boxed up and ready to go!
I picked up three different colors of candy melts but you could pick your favorite, plus candy eyes and that is all you need my friends for a cute Halloween treat!
My littlest wanted in on the action too. I gave him a rice krispy treat and he was content holding it while big brother dipped them in chocolate. I know he is just a baby but it was fun to have him involved in our treat making!
You could easily just get one bag of candy melts. We only had to use a very small amount from each bag so I have a ton of candy melts left over.
The first step is to put the candy melts in the microwave. The package says to put it on defrost but mine didn't seem to be melting so I just put them in for a minute on regular. Once they are melted you just stir them up and use them to dip the rice krispy treats in.
Note: The glass bowl we used in the microwave were really hot so be sure to let your child know to be cautious while mixing the candy melts.
The next step is to dip the top of the rice krispy treats into the chocolate. We also used a spoon to help make sure it was coated. We put a full coat of chocolate on the front and sides but tried not to put too much on the back so it didn't stick to the plate. I am sure you could have the chocolate dry with the treats standing up but I didn't think that far ahead. We just dipped them and put them on a plate to dry.
Once we were done dipping we put our edible candy eyes on top. Some of our treats at two eyes and most of them had more than that. Gabriel loved the final product with the mix of eyes and I thought they turned out really cute!
This was a really easy and fun activity. My boys enjoyed eating the special treat and I think we all loved the time together. This is why I love the holiday season. It provides so many opportunities for us to connect with our children. I am passionate about creating 'moments that matter' and encourage you to join me in creating time for these special moments.
Rice Krispie Treats or Make Your Own Using Rice Krispie Cereal and Marshmallows
Wilton Candy Melts (You can even get these in Pumpkin Spice flavor too!)
Thoughtfully, Chelsey Arnal