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Easy Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween

Combine the classic chewiness of rice krispies with the indulgence of cookie dough in these Halloween-themed treats. Dipped in chocolate and decorated with Halloween elements, they’re a festive and delicious addition to any celebration. Perfect for parties or a seasonal snack!

Haloween rice krispie treats.

Get into the festive spirit with these Halloween rice krispie treats! A blend of creamy cookie dough and classic chewy rice krispies treats, this dessert is both fun and delicious. Dipped in chocolate and decorated with festive Halloween-themed sprinkles, they’re the perfect addition to any spooky celebration. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or simply seeking a fun fall treat, these rice krispie treats dessert promises deliciousness in every bite.

Halloween rice krispie treats are popular around this time of year, especially during the Halloween season. They’ve graced halloween parties and gatherings, making them the perfect addition to holiday treats. Want more festive recipes? Don’t forget to check out our Ghost Brownies and Triple Layer Chocolate Cake topped with Ghost Meringues for more halloween dessert inspiration.

stack of cookie dough rice krispie treats

Why You’ll Love This Recipe


  • The best of both worlds – cookie dough and classic rice krispie treats.
  • Perfect treat for any halloween party.
  • Easy to make with simple steps.
  • Versatile for creating fun halloween treats like mummies and monsters.
  • A festive halloween rice krispie treats addition that’s not just for kids!

Ingredient Notes

  • Butter: Opt for unsalted butter to control the saltiness in the dessert. Ensure it’s at room temperature for even blending.
  • Mini Marshmallows: These tiny delights are preferred as they melt more uniformly, giving the treats a smoother texture. Their inherent sweetness binds the rice krispies perfectly.
  • Puffed Rice Cereal: Regular rice krispies are ideal. They offer that signature crunch and are known for their consistent quality in treats.
  • Butter: Make sure it’s at room temperature for a smooth and easy blending process.
  • Brown Sugar & Sugar: Combining both sugars offers a depth of sweetness and a richer flavor.
  • Milk: Helps in achieving the right cookie dough consistency.
  • Vanilla: A hint of vanilla elevates the cookie dough’s flavor.
  • Flour: The foundation for our cookie dough, it binds all ingredients together.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips: These tiny bits add delightful chocolatey bursts within the cookie dough layer.

Decorating

  • White & Dark Chocolate Chips: When melted, these chocolates are perfect for dipping and drizzling, giving the treats a glossy, appetizing finish.
  • Candy Eyes: These playful additions give life to your Halloween treats, especially if you’re making themed shapes like mummies or monsters. If unavailable, mini chocolate chips serve as a good alternative.
  • Halloween Sprinkles: These colorful and fun additions not only decorate but also introduce an extra layer of texture to the treats.

Be sure to check out the recipe card for the full ingredient list below

Step by Step Instructions

Heat Treating the Flour: Before starting, it’s essential to heat treat the flour to ensure it’s safe to eat. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the flour on a baking sheet in an even layer. Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely before using. This process will kill any potential bacteria, making the flour safe for consumption in no-bake recipes.

melted butter and marshmallows.

In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Reduce to low heat, whisking in mini marshmallows until smooth.

melted marshmallows and rice krispie cereal.

Incorporate salt and puffed rice cereal, ensuring even mixing.

rice krispie treat mixture in pan.

Prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer the rice cereal mix, pressing it down uniformly. Let set for 30 minutes.

creamed butter and sugar.

For the cookie dough: in a large bowl, blend room temperature butter with sugars till pale. 

cookie dough.

Add milk, vanilla extract, salt, and flour.

chocolate chip cookie dough.

Once a doughy consistency forms, mix in mini chocolate chips.

cookie dough pressed over rice krispie treats.

Layer cookie dough over the set rice krispie base and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

mummy rice krispie treat.

Decorate.

Tip: For another fun twist, try making Frankenstein Rice Krispies using green tinted white chocolate and candy eyeballs.

Equipment

Halloween decorated cookie dough rice krispie treats on a round wire rack

How to Store

Place in an airtight container, keeping them fresh for up to 5 days.

How to Freeze

Wrap individual treats in plastic wrap, storing in an airtight container for up to a month.

How to Prepare Ahead of Time

Make the base and store in an airtight container. Prepare the cookie dough just before serving.


expert Tips

  • Use non-stick spray for easy removal from the pan.
  • Always melt marshmallows on low to medium heat to avoid burning.
  • Use a nonstick cooking spray or wet hands to press the mixture into the prepared pan without sticking.
  • For variations, try making monster rice krispie treats using colorful sprinkles and candy eyeballs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use large marshmallows instead of mini marshmallows?

While both can be used, mini marshmallows are recommended for this recipe. They tend to melt more evenly and quickly, providing a smoother consistency for your Halloween rice krispie treats. If using large marshmallows, ensure they’re chopped into smaller pieces to facilitate even melting.

What’s the difference between rice krispie cereal and crispy cereal?

Rice krispie cereal is a specific brand of puffed rice cereal, recognized for its consistent quality and texture. Crispy cereal, on the other hand, can refer to any generic brand of puffed rice. For best results, it’s advisable to stick to reputable brands or the classic rice krispies to achieve that signature crunch.

How long do these treats last?

When stored properly in an airtight container at room temperature, these Halloween rice krispie treats maintain their freshness and crunch for up to 5 days. Refrigerating them can extend their shelf life, but they might lose some of their crispiness.

Can I add other festive elements like candy eyeballs?

Absolutely! The beauty of these treats lies in their versatility. You can get creative by adding candy eyeballs, using different Halloween sprinkles, or even crafting shapes to resemble spooky characters.

Is it essential to refrigerate the treats after preparing them?

Refrigeration is recommended, especially after dipping them in chocolate, to ensure the chocolate sets properly and the treats maintain their shape. However, once set, they can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

bite shot of a halloween themed cookie dough rice krispie treat on a wire rack

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Haloween rice krispie treats.

Halloween Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats

Angelina Papanikolaou
Add a little twist to your festive treat collection with these mouth-watering Halloween rice krispie treats. Combining the indulgence of cookie dough with the chewiness rice krispie treats, this dessert is sure to become a staple in your Halloween fun.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 treats
Calories 302 kcal

Equipment

  • Stand mixer
  • 9×13-inch pan

Ingredients 

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 cups puffed rice cereal

Cookie Dough

  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk room temperature
  • 1 /2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Decorations

  • 5- oz white chocolate chips
  • 5- oz dark chocolate chips
  • candy eyes or mini chocolate chips
  • Halloween sprinkles

Instructions 

  • Heat Treating the Flour: Before starting, it's essential to heat treat the flour to ensure it's safe to eat. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the flour on a baking sheet in an even layer. Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely before using. This process will kill any potential bacteria, making the flour safe for consumption in no-bake recipes.
  • Add the butter in a large pot, and melt over medium heat. When melted, reduce the heat to low and whisk in marshmallows. Once the mixture has completely melted, stir in salt and puffed rice cereal.
  • Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper. Press the puffed rice mixture into the pan and let set for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make cookie dough by creaming softened butter with sugars in a medium bowl with an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Once pale and fluffy, add milk, vanilla, salt, and flour. Mix until dough forms. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  • Spread cookie dough over set puffed rice mixture. Refrigerate 30 minutes, or until cookie dough sets.
  • Slice into squares.
  • Melt the white chocolate and dark chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. Dip rice krispie treats into melted chocolates and decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.

To make mummies:

  • Dip rice krispie treats into the melted white chocolate, making sure to coat all sides. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place treats in refrigerator for 5 minutes for chocolate to set. Fill a small zip top bag or piping bag with remaining melted chocolate. Snip a tiny bit off one of the bottom corners. Drizzle chocolate over treats in a zig-zag patten to create "mummy" look. Add 2 candy eyes or 2 mini chocolate chips for eyes and return to refrigerator for another 5 minutes.

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Notes

How to Store: Place in an airtight container, keeping them fresh for up to 5 days.
How to Freeze: Wrap individual treats in plastic wrap, storing in an airtight container for up to a month.

Nutrition

Serving: 1treatCalories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 289IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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