Introduction: Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
Finalist in the
2013 Autodesk Halloween Contest
What better way to celebrate Halloween than with delicious Rice Krispie Treats covered in Jell-O flavored Marshmallow Fondant! Check out how to make these adorable pumpkins, ghosts, skulls and kitty cats.
Step 1: Supplies
- Rice Krispie Treat = Rice Krispies Butter Marshamllows
- Marshmallow Fondant (MMF) = Marshmallows Water Powdered Sugar (optional jell-o for color and flavoring)
- Corn Syrup for "glue"
- Food coloring (What I used: black for cats and decorations for skulls, ghosts, and pumpkins; orange for pumpkins; green for pumpkin decorations) (You can use liquid or gel coloring. If you use liquid, I usually use that as a substitute for some of my water when I melt the marshmallows.)
- Crisco or Non Stick Spray (I use the spray) - to put on your hands while working with the rice krispie mix. It helps stop the marshmellowy mess from completely covering your hands.
- Pot for making Rice Krispie Mix
- Bowl for Rice Krispie Mix (if you leave it in the metal pot it will stick like crazy, I use nonstick spray on a glass or plastic bowl and transfer the mix while I'm shaping my treats)
- Silpat Mat or Similar Alternative (like usual, these are AWESOME when working with MMF)
- Halloween Cookie Cutters (I got these because there was a variety of shapes in one package and they were smaller than what I usually use; it seems like all my holiday rice krispie treats have been getting too big, these are perfect for personal sized snacks.)
- Pizza Cutter - everyone has one of these, but it is really nice to have for cutting strips with fondant
- Piping tips or something similar you can use to cut out small circles - I've used these for various decorating projects and they are just nice to have :)
Step 2: Make Halloween Treats
- Move rice krispie mix to another bowl. I sprayed a glass mixing bowl with non stick spray and poured mine in there. I say to move the mix, because the first time I did this I left it in the pot I made it in and by the time I got to the bottom it would not come off the pot. Real pain that was.
- Spray your cookie cutters with non stick spray. I did this a little late and I think that was why the mix would stick. Also, plastic might work better here than metal cookie cutters.
- Smash the krispie mix into the cookie cutters. And when I say smash, I mean smash. You want to hear the krispie crunch as you smush them in. This gives them a nice strong and defined shape.
- Set them aside to harden up a bit before moving on.
Step 3: Clean Up the Mess You Made...
when you dropped the box of rice krispies.
I know, sad day, sweep it up and you'll be fine.
It is hard to hold that big box with one hand while measuring out 6 cups of rice krispies.
Step 4: Cover Piece by Piece Or...
- Take out your pizza cutter and cut out strips of your MMF that is roughly the thickness of the rice krispie treat shape.
- Then use the cookie cutter that matches your shape (in this instance, pumpkin) and cut it out in MMF.
- Wrap the strip around the side of the treat. If there is extra, fold it over the top as show in the pictures.
- Stick the cut out fondant right on top. This does the trick, but doesn't look nice in my opinion.
Step 5: Fully Cover
- Roll out your MMF.
- Lay it over the top of the rice krispie treat you want to cover.
- If the fondant is soft it will mold nicely to the treat. Just ease the the fondant over the edges until you have covered the top and sides of the treat.
- Cut around the bottom edge. If you have extra hanging down, just smooth it over the bottom of the treat.
- Repeat for all the treats!
Step 6: Decorate
Pumpkin (2 options)
- Traditional Pumpkin:
- Roll out some green and cut out a couple small circles of green using a decorating tip.
- Smush the circles a bit to give them more of an oval or diamond shape.
- Arrange the rolled out piece as a vine and put your little oval leaves on the vine.
- Jack O' Lantern:
- Cut out a couple circles for leaves. (you don't have to, but they look cute)
- Cut out larger circles from the black using a larger decorating tip.
- Smush the larger circles to look like triangles and arrange them as eyes and a nose.
- You can get more complex and creative! Go crazy! I would love to see what people do!
- Cut out 2 larger circles and a few smaller ones using the decorating tips.
- Put the big circles on as eyes.
- Put on the smaller circles as teeth and kind of smush them up against each other to make them more oval.
- Cut out three small circles using the tips.
- Arrange them as eyes and a mouth.
Step 7: Have Fun
Eat up! You can see I just cut out shapes for all those colored ones. It is a nice easy way to do it if you don't have time to completely decorate them all.
Hope you enjoy!
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