I’m willing to bet that the decorations take on a new significance this year with all the pandemic restrictions. During the spring safer at home stop the spread campaign pushed by the government, our neighbors embraced teddy bear scavenger hunts, window decorations, and chalk messages on the sidewalks to add the sense of community to the strict isolation measures. 2020 has been fun, right?
This fall, Halloween is certain to be a little different than past years. Gatherings will be smaller. But that doesn’t mean that they have to be boring. The bright side is that quantity can be replaced with quality! Less candy, less treats, but more time spent on making the day SPOOKTACULAR!
Frankly, I’m terrible at decorating for Halloween but at least I am really good at making halloween treats — like these Skeleton Rice Krispies treat recipe! That counts for something, right?
I need to up my Halloween game this year, for sure!
We’re coming up with some more Halloween party treats so maybe I can add some goodies to my friend’s trick or treating buffet table that she sets in front of her garage. These would look awesome with the “Halloweenies” that my kids get a kick out of!
Spooky Skeleton Halloween Rice Krispies Treats
Skeleton Rice Krispie Treat Ingredients:
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- 6 cups Cocoa Krispies
- 1 package, 10.5 oz, Mini Marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter, cut into chunks
- Wilton Sparkle Color Gels in White and Black
Directions for easy microwave rice krispie treats:
First, generously grease a 10 x 15 x 1 jelly roll/baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
Next, in a microwave safe bowl, add butter and marshmallows. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Check and microwave for another 30 seconds. Continue to microwave in 20-second increments until marshmallows are puffy and butter is slightly melted. The butter does not have to melt completely. My mixture takes 1:40.
Stir marshmallows and butter until all of the butter is melted.
Finally, you can add your Cocoa Krispies and stir well.
Last, spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and press firmly to flatten. Set aside to harden.
Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Or you can use a “Gingerdead” cutter! We’ve even used Ninjabread men cookie cutters.
Decorate the shapes with white sparkle gel for the bones/skeleton and use black sparkle gels for the eyes and mouth.
This is a fun and easy snack to serve as Halloween party treats. Or you can make them with the kids just because! Does it really have to be Halloween to make fun skeleton snacks?
For more easy Halloween party treat ideas: 25 Cute Halloween Treats to Make This Year!
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Easy Halloween Party Treats: Skeleton Rice Krispies
These easy yet hilariously adorable skeleton rice krispy treat snacks are a huge hit at Halloween parties!
- 6 cups of Cocoa Rice Krispies
- 1 package of 10.5 oz mini marshmallows
- 3 Tbl butter, cut into chunks
- Wilton Sparkle color gel in white.
- Wilton Sparkle color gel in white
- Generously Grease a 10 x 15 x 1 jelly roll/baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- Make Rice Krispies Treats according to package on stove top or:
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter and marshmallows.
- Microwave 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds.
- Continue to microwave and check mixture in 20 second intervals until marshmallows are puffy and butter is slightly melted.
- Add cocoa krispies and stir well.
- Spoon mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten.
- Set aside to harden.
- Once hardened, use a "Gingerbread" Man cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
- Decorate with cookie gel to add bones and face.
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Monica @HappyandBlessedHome.com says
Rice Krispie Treats are my favorite! Featuring at Family Fun Friday this week in my round-up of 20 Sometimes Spooky and Always Sweet Halloween Recipes for Kids: https://www.happyandblessedhome.com/20-sometimes-spooky-always-sweet-halloween-recipes-for-kids/
Thanks for sharing!
These are so freakin’ cute! I can’t wait to try and make them!
Quirky Homemaker says
They turned out very cute! My kids will love them. Thanks for sharing!
Kristen Hewitt says
That’s really cute! We made “gingerdead” men last year, BA HA HA!!! I love this idea!