Halloween Rice Krispy Treat Pops: A traditional Rice Krispy Treats Recipe transformed into a fun Halloween Party treat! Add the traditional ingredients of rice cereal, butter and marshmallows plus crushed pretzels, Reece’s Pieces, and Halloween sprinkles. The perfect sweet and salty combination.
These budget friendly Halloween pops are perfect placed on a dessert table, handed out to trick or treaters, or packaged as a party favor. No matter what the occasion, Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect party treat.
How to Make Halloween Rice Krispy Treat Pops
The Rice Krispy Treat Party Mix Recipe is easy to make and can be made two different ways. #1. traditional rice krispy treat squares 2. rice krispy treat party mix pops.
INGREDIENTS (full printable recipe below)
- crispy rice cereal
- unsalted butter
- mini marshmallows
- orange food gel (optional)
- crushed pretzels
- Reese’s Pieces
- Halloween sprinkles
- Measure cereal into a bowl and set aside.
- Spray 12×16-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large microwave safe bowl add the butter and marshmallows.
- Microwave 30 seconds, stir… continue microwaving in 30 second intervals until the marshmallows and butter are melted and creamy (about 1 minute and 30 seconds). If desired, add a few drops of food coloring, stir to combine.
- Pour measured cereal into marshmallow bowl, stir until almost combined; add the crushed pretzels, Reece’s Pieces, sprinkles and more mini marshmallows; continue stirring until heated marshmallow mixture has coated all the cereal.
- Pour into prepared baking dish, press cereal into dish.
FOR RICE KRISPY TREAT SQUARES: Cover with plastic wrap and let cool completely before cutting into squares.
FOR RICE KRISPY TREAT POPS: While mixture is still soft, cut into equal squares, scoop out one square, and mold into a ball. Cut decorative paper straws in half, press into balls.
How to Change Up the Flavor of Rice Krispy Treat Pops
Even though I love a good traditional rice krispy treat, there are tons of options for switching up the flavor.
MARSHMALLOWS—During the Fall season you will be able to find candy corn flavored or pumpkin spice marshmallows. Chocolate marshmallows and rainbow marshmallows are also available.
ADD INS—Since there is pretty much hundreds of candy options, I’m going to limit this section to only a few.
|red vine licorice twists, chopped
|mini chocolate chips
|circus (marshmallow) peanuts, chopped
|seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)
|dried fruit (cranberries, apricots, chopped)
What Kind of Stick to Use For the Pops
Any kind of stick will do. Popsicle sticks, lollipop sticks, caramel apple sticks, skewers (on the thick side), and paper straws.
Out of all the options listed above my favorite is the paper straw. With so many different patterns and holiday themed straw options it’s easy to customize your pops to fit the occasion.
How to Change the Shape of the Rice Krispy Treat Pops.
Instead of gathering the treat in your hands and rolling it into a ball, let the rice krsipy treats completely cool, cut into squares, and insert stick (paper straw). For added flavor add a drizzle of melted white chocolate/vanilla candy.
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