Want an adorably cute, incredibly tasty, and amazingly simple treat to make for Halloween? Then you’ve got to make these Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat Cat Pops.
Even if you are superstitious about black cats you won’t be able to resist these Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat Cat Pops. They are just too darn cute!
Plus they are pretty simple to make and decorate using store bought Rice Krispie Treats and once coated in dark chocolate they taste great.
The inspiration for these fun treats came when I spotted some wooden cats made out of 2 x 4’s at a craft show. The lady had cut ears into the wood, painted it black, then added a cat face.
As my mind usually does, I immediate saw those cats as food.
Doesn’t your mid work that way?
I envisioned them created out of Rice Krispie Treats, so as soon as I got home I got busy crafting my design.
It seriously took me less than 5 minutes to create my first Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat Cat.
All you have to do is cut, dip, and decorate.
The first step is to choose to either make your own Rice Krispie Treats or use a store bought version. Head on over to my new website, HowToMakeRiceKrispies.com, to see how we taste tested 20 versions of the Rice Krispie Treat recipe to come up with the absolute BEST Rice Krispie Treat Recipe. You will want to create a rectangular shape out of whatever option you choose and then cut a small triangle out of the top to form the ears (see the image above). Dip that in melted and tempered pure dark chocolate (or use dark cocoa or black melted confectionery coating/Candy Melts), then add two candy eyes, a jumbo pink heart sprinkle nose. and some white jimmies for the whiskers.
I created my cat pops using pure, melted and tempered, dark chocolate. You can use confectionery coating (Candy Melts, almond bark, candy coating) if it is easier for you. The technique you’ll use to dip the cereal treats will be exactly the same.
If you don’t know the difference between pure chocolate and confectionery coating, no worries, I have a detailed Chocolate Making Tips page where I give you the low down and show you how to work with both types of candy.
I’ve also created a video tutorial to show you just how simple it is to make and decorate these Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat Cat Pops.
- Pour your chocolate or Candy Melts into a tall glass that is slightly larger than your Rice Krispie Treats. That will make it easier to dip the tall treats.
- You will need approximately 1 ounce of dark chocolate to coat each cereal treat, but you will need extra to be in the cup in order to evenly coat all of your treats. I made 8 treats and used 16 ounces of chocolate. I have about 8 ounces of left over chocolate that I used to make some chocolate bark.
- Dip and decorate one treat at a time. You need the chocolate to be wet in order for the decorations to stick.
- If you are using pure dark chocolate, refrigerate your chocolate dipped cereal treats until hardened. If you use confectionery coating/candy melts then pop them in the freezer instead. It should take between 5-10 minutes for the chocolate or candy coating to harden.
- Use sturdy paper straws, lollipops sticks, or both. If your straws are too thin, put a lollipop stick inside the straw for stability.
- I used 1/2 inch candy eyes which helps to make these cats extra cute! You have to either order these or find them at a cake decorating store.
You can find the supplies to make these treats on Amazon (commission earned for sales).
- 8 Rice Krispie Treats
- 16 ounces dark chocolate, melted and tempered
- or dark cocoa candy melts/confectionery coating, melted
- 16 1/2 inch candy eyes
- 8 large pink heart sprinkles
- 48 white jimmies
Unwrap the Rice Krispie Treats.
Cut a triangle out of one end of the cereal treat creating two ears.
Pour the chocolate into a tall drinking glass.
Dip the tip of a lollipop stick or paper straw into the chocolate.
Insert the stick into the cereal treat. Repeat with all the treats.
Let the chocolate dry.
Holding the end of the stick, dip the Rice Krispie Treat into the chocolate, then lift it out and shake it to remove any excess chocolate.
Set the chocolate dipped treat on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Immediately add two candy eyes and 1 pink heart sprinkle nose.
Add three white jimmies on either side of the nose to form whiskers.
Chill in the refrigerator (for pure chocolate) or the freezer (for candy melts) until hardened, about 5-10 minutes.
Repeat dipping and decorating all 8 treats.
If you make these Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat Cat Pops and share them online be sure to mention Hungry Happenings, link back to this post, and use the hashtags #hungryhappenings. Thanks!
If you love black cats and would like to make some more savory or sweet snacks for Halloween or your cat themed party then be sure to check these out. See all my cat food craft posts, here.