Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

5 jack o'lantern halloween treats made with crispy rice cereal on a dark tray


These adorable Jack O’Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.

Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

How about these awesome Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats! Halloween themed food for October is huge in the lunchbox – kids and adults alike! Oh come on, you know you make special Halloween food recipes to take into work – either for yourself or to share with the office. And, these easy to make Jack O’Lantern treats are a fun food treat everyone will enjoy.

Whether destined for the lunchbox, served as an after school (or after work) snack, bringing them to share at a Halloween party, or just because, you and your kids will love these fabulous Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats this Halloween season.

If you would like these rice crispy as a seasonal fall treat, just do not paint on a face! Make them as cute little pumpkin treats.

If you are curious where the name Jack O’Lantern comes from, this Celtic Thunder post gives the lowdown on a very bad man called Stingy Jack, and his interactions with Satan. It is an interesting folktale!

5 jack o'lantern halloween treats made with crispy rice cereal on a dark tray


Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Notes:

• Rice Krispies Treats™ is a registered trademark, so I try not to use it for the recipe title when making treats with crispy rice cereals.

• Rice Krispies® Cereal was used in the making of these Jack O’Lanterns. However, you can use any crispy rice cereal you like.

• This recipe may be doubled.

• If you are sending these into school, a boy or girl scout troop meeting, etc, you may want to wrap them individually with plastic wrap, or an apple wrapper.

• Rolo Minis are used to make the stem. If you prefer Reeses Minis, they work too.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Ingredients:

• 10 oz Mini Marshmallows
• 4 TBSP Butter
• 2 drops Red Liquid Food Coloring
• 8 drops Yellow Liquid Food Coloring
• 6 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
• 8 Rolo Minis, unwrapped
• ¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
• Green Icing Pen

Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Mise en Place:

• Cooking Spray
• Large, Microwave Safe, Bowl
• Spatula
• Mini Bundt Cake or Fluted Pan or Ice Cream Scoop
• Spoon
• Baggie (or Piping Bag and Tip)

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Instructions:

1. Spray a large, microwave-safe, bowl with cooking spray.
2. Place 10 ounces of marshmallows and 4 tablespoons of butter in the greased bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.
3. Mix well with a greased spatula.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


4. Add the 2 drops of red liquid food coloring and 8 drops of yellow liquid food coloring to the marshmallow mixture; mix well. You might need to add more red or yellow to get your desired shade of orange.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


5. Add 6 cups of crispy rice cereal to the orange marshmallow mixture, and mix well until all the crispy rice cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


6. Generously grease a mini Bundt cake or fluted pan. Using a greased spoon, fill each cup with the orange crispy rice mixture, pressing firmly into the pan. Let it cool for 30 minutes.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


7. Take the cooled crispy rice out of the mold and press two treats together to make the pumpkin shape, denting the top.
8. Alternatively, if you do not have a mini Bundt cake or fluted pan, use a large greased ice-cream scoop and make crispy rice balls. You can then mold it into a pumpkin shape.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


9. Gently press a Mini Rolo on the top of each pumpkin for the stem.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


10. Melt the ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips in the microwave and put it in a plastic baggie. Snip a corner of the baggie and make the eyes and mouth of the jack-o’-lantern on the crispy rice pumpkins.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


11. Use the green icing pen to make the squiggly vines near the ‘stem’.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


12. Serve the Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats immediately or store it in an airtight container.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Yield: 8

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Mini Marshmallows
  • 4 TBSP Butter
  • 2 drops Red Liquid Food Coloring
  • 8 drops Yellow Liquid Food Coloring
  • 6 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 8 Rolo Minis, unwrapped
  • ¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Green Icing Pen

Instructions

  1. Spray a large, microwave safe, bowl with cooking spray.
  2. Place 10 ounces of marshmallows and 4 tablespoons of butter in the greased bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.
  3. Mix well with a greased spatula.
  4. Add the 2 drops of red liquid food coloring and 8 drops of yellow liquid food coloring to the marshmallow mixture; mix well. You might need to add more red or yellow to get your desired shade of orange.
  5. Add 6 cups of crispy rice cereal to the orange marshmallow mixture, and mix well until all the crispy rice cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  6. Generously grease a mini Bundt cake or fluted pan. Using a greased spoon, fill each cup with the orange crispy rice mixture, pressing firmly into the pan. Let it cool for 30 minutes.
  7. Take the cooled crispy rice out of the mold and press two treats together to make the pumpkin shape, denting the top.
  8. Alternatively, if you do not have a mini Bundt cake or fluted pan, use a large greased ice-cream scoop and make crispy rice balls. You can then, mold it into a pumpkin shape.
  9. Gently press a Mini Rolo on the top of each pumpkin for the stem.
  10. Melt the ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips in the microwave and put it in a plastic baggie. Snip a corner of the baggie and make the eyes and mouth of the jack-o'-lantern on the crispy rice pumpkins.
  11. Use the green icing pen to make the squiggly vines near the 'stem'.
  12. Serve the Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats immediately or store it in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 205mg Carbohydrates: 57g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 32g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietician. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

Need more fun Halloween treats? Try one of these:

Easy Halloween Bats Candy Treats – These spooky little bats are made with only 4-ingredients and wow do they taste great! Easy to make, these delicious candy bats are perfect for the lunchbox, afternoon snack, or a Halloween party. Your little ghosts and goblins will love these tasty Halloween treats.

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe – These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little – and big – witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe – Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive, and super cute.


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Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath

multicolored wreath with a Dr. Seuss theme hung diagonally on a dark-colored front door


This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child’s room, or your front door!

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath

This diagonal shaped Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is crooked and askew. If you are a Dr. Seuss fan you know that little was straight; his artwork did not lend to straight lines, and it was not flat.

This is a great project to do while you are watching TV. Once the lengths are cut, it is tie, tie, tie. There is a pattern, but it isn’t difficult. And, because this wreath is supposed to be wonky, mistakes are a plus!

multicolored wreath with a Dr. Seuss theme hung diagonally on a brown front door with a window


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Notes:

• You want this wreath frame to be a tad beat-up if possible. Buy the most dented one on the shelf. You can also bend the wires on the frame a bit, but be careful not to break the tines.

• You want your wreath nice and full. If you skimp, you cannot hide it.

• The pipe cleaners are added for more depth, again Dr. Seuss is not flat. You could also add ribbons for a little extra crazy – red, black, or white works for this wreath.

• This is hung as a diagonal, not as a square.

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Colors:

When picking colors for this wonky Dr. Seuss wreath, match them to a book color theme, especially if giving this as a teacher’s gift, to someone passing their teaching boards, or for a baby shower.

All Dr. Seuss branded fabrics are busy. Dr. Seuss is busy, so that fits. To not overwhelm your wreath (or your eyesight) pick a cooler and warmer color to compliment the wreath. Choose your pipe colors to match the main colors of the color scheme, and do it all in threes. You can add a fourth or fifth color for more depth and contrast.

While Dr. Seuss is not very sparkly, some sparkly green mesh was used on this wreath to add some depth and contrast. Consider that when you choose your colors and material for your wreath.

For this wreath the three most comon Dr. Seuss colors were choosen:

Cat in the Hat, Grinch, Mulbury Street
White
Red (but not cherry or fire engine red, a deeper red color)
Black

Other color choice schemes that work very well for Dr. Seuss:

Sneetches, Yertle the Turtle, Hoton Hatches the Egg
Black/ White/ Turquoise Blue

Oh, the Places you Will Go, the Lorax, Butter Battle Book
Orange/Yellow/Blue – but muted colors

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Materials:

• ¾ yard of each of the two Dr. Seuss branded fabric you are using
• 15 Pipe Cleaners – 3 of each color were used on this wreath: red, black, blue, green, white – you can use more if you like
• 3 Tulle Rolls – colors used red, white, black (the green was added sparingly when the wreath was finished)
14″ Square Wire Wreath Frame

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Tools:

• Scissors
• Ruler (if you do not have one built into your cutting matt)
Cutting Matt
• Pencil

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Directions:

1. These strips are thicker than normal knot wreath strips. Fold your fabric so you have to cut less! Cut fabric into 6″ long strips, 2″ thick strips.

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


2. Cut the tulle into 2″ widths strips

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


3. Tie your fabric around the wreath frame wire. The pattern is:
2 Tulle (Black)
2 Fabric (one type, yellow for this wreath)
2 Tulle (Red)
2 Fabric (other type, blue for this wreath)
2 Tille (White)

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


4. Repeat until the wreath is finished
Note: the green tulle was added sparingly when the wreath was completely knotted. You do not have to add another color. This wreath looked a little flat, so even though Dr. Seuss is not really sparkly, a touch was added to make the wreath pop. YMMV of course!

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


5. When the wreath is finished, tie on some pipe cleaners in various bold colors that compliment your fabrics.

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


6. Curl each end of the pipe clean around a pencil. Remove the pencil and allow the twisted pipe cleaner to remain.

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


7. Hang as a diagonal, not a square.
Note that I did not bother with a hanger. You definitely could if you wanted one. This is fairly light so it could be as simple as a pipe cleaner twisted on the back of the wreath and then twisted tight to form a hanger.

Yield: 1 wreath

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 25.00

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. These strips are thicker than normal knot wreath strips. Fold your fabric so you have to cut less! Cut fabric into 6" long strips, 2" thick strips.
  2. Cut the tulle into 2" widths strips
  3. Tie your fabric around the wreath frame wire. The pattern is:
    2 Tulle (Black)
    2 Fabric (one type, yellow for this wreath)
    2 Tulle (Red)
    2 Fabric (other type, blue for this wreath)
    2 Tulle (White)
  4. Repeat until wreath is finished
    Note: the green tulle was added sparingly when the wreath was completely knotted. You do not have to add another color. This wreath looked a little flat, so even though Dr. Seuss is not really sparkly, a touch was added to make the wreath pop. YMMV of course!
  5. When the wreath is finished, tie on some pipe cleaners in various bold colors that compliment your fabrics.
  6. Curl each end of the pipe clean around a pencil. Remove the pencil and allow the twisted pipe cleaner to remain.
  7. Hang as a diagonal, not a square.
    Note that I did not bother with a hanger. You definitely could if you wanted one. This is fairly light so it could be as simple as a pipe cleaner twisted on the back of the wreath and then twisted tight to form a hanger.

If you like making your own wreaths, you’ll love these easy to make wreath crafts:

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial – A beautiful How the Grinch Stole Christmas inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!

Easy Unicorn Wreath DIY – This simple to make sparkly unicorn rag wreath is an adorable and whimsical take on a unicorn wreath. Follow the step-by-step instructions of this detailed tutorial to make this fun homemade wreath. From the multicolored mane, sparkly white coat, and fanciful ears and cone, this delightful unicorn wreath is a playful take on the great mythical creature.

Sunflower Knot Wreath – This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


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Monster Eye Cookies Recipe

multicolored crinkle cookies with candy eyeballs in them on a dark tray


Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive, and super cute.

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe

These delicious cookies start with a cake mix base so that takes the baking powder, rising, flat, yadda, yadda worries out of the equation and you end up with moist, plump cookies. A little doctoring of a cake mix can go a long way!

This is a pretty basic recipe. If you want to skip the eyes, you could choose different colors and make these for any season – colorful eggs + pink for Easter, red or green + sprinkles for Christmas, deep red + hearts for Valentine’s day, etc.

multicolored cookies with candy eyeballs on a dark tray, a bottle of milk wth a straw is in the upper right


Monster Eye Cookies Notes:

• You can choose any food colors (or food gels) you like. If you are making these for Halloween or a Monster party some good color choices are green, orange, and purple (purple is an excellent food gel color as it will make it deep and vibrant). If you don’t have these colors, McCormick has an easy to understand food coloring color guide. Since you are dividing this dough into three sections, the cake mix colorants as listed will not work.
Orange – 17 drops yellow + 3 drops red
Neon Purple is a great color to use on these cookies.
Neon Green is a great color to use on these cookies.

• You can use one large eye centered in a green cookie for a Mike Wazowski look (who else loved Monsters, Inc?!?)

• The small and large eyes are a great staggered look. You can also do many small eyes only. The large eyes are best used sparingly when used alone, so one or three. You can use as many or as few eye candies on these cookies as you like to achieve the look and vibe that fits your event.

• Use parchment paper to line the bottom of your jelly roll pan – it will make the cake removal much easier.

• For my UK and Australian friends: confectioners sugar is icing sugar (powdered sugar, 10x).

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


Monster Eye Cookies Recipe Ingredients:

• 8 TBSP Butter, softened
• 8oz Cream Cheese, softened
• 1 box White Cake Mix
• 1 large Egg
• ½ cup Confectioners Sugar
• Assorted Food Colors
• Small Candy Eyeballs
• Large Candy Eyeballs

Monster Eye Cookies Mise en Place:

Spatula
Stand Mixer
• Bowl(s)
Measuring Cup
• Parchment Paper
Cookie Sheet

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


Monster Eye Cookies Recipe Directions:

1. Using a stand mixer, in a large bowl cream together 8 ounces of softened cream cheese and 8 tablespoons of butter (1 stick) till fluffy.

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


2. Add in 1 large egg and beat for another minute.

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


3. Add the white cake mix to the cream cheese mixture and mix well until fully incorporated.

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


4. If you are using just one color, add the color and mix in.
5. If you would like different colored cookies, divide the cookie dough in individual bowls and add your favorite color. I used neon food color. I used neon green, purple, and pink with a few drops of yellow to make orange.
6. Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes (minimum) to 1 hour.

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


7. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
9. Using a cookie scoop, form balls of the cookie dough.
10. Place the ½ cup of confectioners sugar on a small plate or into a small bowl. Roll the dough balls in the confectioners sugar.

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11. Place the dough ball on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten it a bit.
12. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated 350°F oven.

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


13. Press the candy eyeballs on the cookies while still warm. You can use as few or as many eyeball candies as you like.

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


14. Let monster eye cookies cool for a little bit, before serving.

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.


Yield: 36

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe. Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive and super cute.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 TBSP Butter, softened
  • 8oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 1 large Egg
  • ½ cup Confectioners Sugar
  • Assorted Food Colors
  • Small Candy Eyeballs
  • Large Candy Eyeballs

Instructions

1. Using a stand mixer, in a large bowl cream together 8 ounces of softened cream cheese and 8 tablespoons of butter (1 stick) till fluffy.
2. Add in 1 large egg and beat for another minute.
3. Add the white cake mix to the cream cheese mixture and mix well until fully incorporated.
4. If you are using just one color, add the color and mix in.
5. If you would like different colored cookies, divide the cookie dough in individual bowls and add your favorite color. I used neon food color. I used neon green, purple and pink with few drops of yellow to make orange.
6. Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes (minimum) to 1 hour.
7. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
9. Using a cookie scoop, form balls of the cookie dough.
10. Place the ½ cup of confectioners sugar on a small plate or into a small bowl. Roll the dough balls in the confectioners sugar.
11. Place dough ball on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten it a bit.
12. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated 350°F oven.
13. Press the candy eyeballs on the cookies while still warm. You can use as few or as many eye ball candies as you like.
14. Let monster eye cookies cool for a little bit, before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 49mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietician. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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Easy Halloween Bats Candy Treats – These spooky little bats are made with only 4-ingredients and wow do they taste great! Easy to make, these delicious candy bats are perfect for the lunchbox, afternoon snack, or a Halloween party. Your little ghosts and goblins will love these tasty Halloween treats.

Mummy Cookies Recipe – these adorable Mummy Cookies are a spooktacular Halloween treat! Great for Halloween parties, lunch boxes, dessert or an afternoon treat, your entire family will enjoy these tasty cookies!

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe – These fun and spooky Spider Cookies are delicious Halloween treats all your little ghosts and goblins will enjoy. Easy to make, these Spider Cookies will be a big hit at your next Halloween party, packed in a school lunchbox, or as an afternoon treat.


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