These Rice Krispie Treat Monsters won't scare anyone! They are adorably cute and sweet as can be. They are easy to decorate too!
Every time I look at these adorable little Halloween treats, I'm reminded of the orange shag carpeting that was in my dorm room in college. I have to say the fuzzy orange stuff looks much better on these rice crispy treats than it did on my floor.
The shaggy two-toned fur was created by piping both orange and chocolate frosting out of one pastry tip at the same time. It's easy to do and really creates a cool-looking effect.
After the fur is piped onto the Rice Krispie Treat, I added jumbo candy eyes and modeling chocolate mouths.
I love decorating treats with modeling chocolate. It tastes so much better than fondant. But, either will work fine.
Let's make some Monster Rice Krispie Treats!
You will need:
Rice Krispie Treats (use store-bought treats or homemade Rice Krispie Treats)
dark chocolate frosting
jumbo candy eyes
green and white modeling chocolate (recipe for modeling chocolate)
3 disposable pastry bags
grass pastry tip
small metal cutters - oval, star, half-moon, round
step 1 - fill pastry bags with frosting
- Start by putting about ¼ - ⅓ cup of orange frosting into one pastry bag and an equal amount of chocolate frosting in another.
I just used store-bought frosting, but you can use homemade if you prefer.
step 2 - combine the bags
- Fit a coupler onto a third pastry bag and add a grass tip.
- Snip the end off both the orange and chocolate pastry bags.
- Then put both pastry bags down into the third.
step 3 - pipe frosting onto a Rice Krispie Treat
- Pipe the fur onto the Rice Krispie Treats, twisting the bag every so often so that the colors don't just end up in a line.
- Pipe by squeezing on the bag with the tip close to the treat, then stop squeezing and quickly pull up.
- This will create long strands that will fall over and look shaggy.
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step 4 - add candy eyes
- Cover the top of each treat completely in orange and black fur.
- At some jumbo candy eyes to each treat.
step 5 - make modeling chocolate mouths and teeth
- Roll out some green and white modeling chocolate and cut into your shapes for mouths and teeth.
- If you want you can even add a few red tongues.
- I find it easiest to roll out my modeling chocolate on a silicone nonstick mat using a fondant roller.
- If you don't have either, lightly dust your countertop with cornstarch and lightly dust your rolling pin with cornstarch and roll out the modeling chocolate.
step 6 - finish decorating your Rice Krispie Treat Monsters
- Add the mouths to your monsters and they are ready to serve.
Let's make some more cute monsters.
You will need:
8 Rice Krispie Treats
Orange Decorating Icing Tube
Wilton Halloween Decorating Candy Kit
black licorice laces
white candy fangs
Wilton Eyeball Candy Stick Skewers
Items used to create this project are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
If you cannot find these items, you can make candy eyes and fangs using modeling chocolate. Attach the eyes to the monsters using lollipop sticks.
Decorate your treats.
- Pipe orange icing onto the Rice Krispie treats to make the frosting look furry.
- Cut short pieces of black licorice laces and attach them to the frosted cereal treat bar creating a mouth.
- Add some white candy fangs.
- Cut each of the eyeball candy skewers in half, so that you have two separate sticks with eyes on top.
- Poke one or two eyes in the tops of the Rice Krispie treat bars.
I know the gummy eyeballs will not be available forever, so here are a few options.
Options for the eyes:
- Make modeling chocolate eyes and attach them using lollipops sticks.
- Buy gummy eyeballs (at Halloween time) and attach them using a skewer or lollipop stick.
- Create the eyes out of marshmallows.
- Attach jumbo candy eyes to lollipops sticks using candy melts.
I created these adorably cute Rice Krispie Treats monsters for our new website, HowToMakeCerealTreats. You can hop on over there to see this Halloween Rice Krispie Treat recipe.
And here's a couple of Monster treats from Hungry Happenings
These simple Peanut Butter and Honey Cereal Treat Monsters are featured on KidsActivitiesBlog.
If you are looking for more festive Halloween food ideas, be sure to check out my Halloween category page. You'll find over 100 fun and festive recipes for the holiday.
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Oh my gosh, I love these too! I know my munchkins will too! Thanks, Beth!
Hi Beth - These are too cute to eat! Thanks so much for joining our What's Scarier linky party. Happy Halloween! Hugs, Holly
Alexis AKA MOM
OMGosh love them all!
These are amazing! Do you think there is a way to make them with red streaks (veins) for halloween? I've never used isomelt before, but I'd like to try.
I assume you are talking about the Cookie Googly Eyes, not these Rice Krispie Treat Monsters, and yes you could use a food coloring marker to draw the veins onto the royal icing.
These are absolutely adorable. I think my kids would have a blast making these. I know they would enjoying eating them.
Saw these little monsters linked up at the Mix It Up Monday Link Party:) They are so cute!
Thanks for stopping by!
I love how simple they are to create - everyone needs a little cute and simple in their life and these fit the bill!