Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

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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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Comments

  1. Your rice Krispie treats are adorable! I need to surprise my grandson with these for Halloween. Pinned

  2. Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says

    Great fun recipe to do with the kids. These are adorable!

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