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Monster Rice Krispies Treats

Monster Rice Krispies Treats are much nicer than the ones hiding under your bed! Frightfully fun and perfect to bring as school treats or to a Halloween party.

These are so fun to make and your kids will have a blast helping you. The Rice Krispies Treats recipe is simple, I choose to make my own but you can also use store-bought ones. Once you have your Rice Krispies, dip it in your favorite candy coating and add candy eyes! 

I can’t really say that I have always been festive over the top celebrator of any holiday. That is until I had my own kids, and now I may just be out of control! Seeing the joy in their eyes is everything! The Holliday season kicks off in October, well if your Starbucks September, but for me, it’s October and it truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Making Halloween themed food with the kids is a blast! We love our FrakenFine Guacamole, Mummy Dogs, and Monster Rice Krispies Treats!

I used my family recipe for these Rice Krispies Treats. Every time I make them it takes me right back to fond childhood memories. I love being able to pass it along to my kids! The Rice Krispies Treats have 4 ingredients butter, marshmallows, vanilla extract, and salt. Makes for the thickest, chewy and delicious Rice Krispies Treats. Everyone will love these with or without a monster on it!

To make the monster come alive on your treats you will need colorful candy coatings such as Wiltons Candy Melts, and candy eyeballs. Both can be found at most craft stores, I found them at Michaels Craft Store. 

Yield: 12 Monster Rice Crispy Treats

Monster Rice Krispie Treats

Monster Rice Krispie Treats

Monster Rice Krispies Treats much nicer than the ones hiding under your bed! Frightfully fun and perfect to bring as school treats or to a Halloween party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Rice Krispie Treats

  • 20 oz marshmallows, I used 2, 10-ounce bags of Trader Joes brand.
  • 1 stick of butter, 8 tbsp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 7 cups Rice Krispie cereal

Monster

  • 125-140 candy melts; can sub dark chocolate or white chocolate
  • candy eyes
  • parchment paper

Instructions

Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Once melted add in the marshmallows and stir constantly until marshmallows are completely melted.
  3. Turn off heat and add in vanilla extract, salt, and cereal. Combine till mixed.
  4. Pour into your baking dish and gently press down. Let set in the fridge for 5-10 mins before you cut.

Monster:

  1. Melt candy melts as directed on package. Dip tops of treats in melted candy and place on parchment paper. Immediately place candy eyes on treats before candy coating sets.
  2. You can place them in the fridge to set quicker.
  3. Enjoy!

 

Easy Mini Pizza Bites

These Easy Mini Pizza Bites are delicious for kids and adults! Perfect size for kid’s meals or to serve up on football Sunday! 

Kyson, my oldest son (6yrs old) has been begging me to put a pizza slice in his lunch now for a few months. I kinda just brushed it off hoping he would forget. But I tell you, kids, they don’t forget.. anything. So as I was doing my weekly grocery shop at Traders I saw the premade pizza dough. And at the very moment, I told myself to make Kyson’s lunchbox dreams come true, haha!

So I bought the premade dough, the sauce, and the mozzarella cheese. YES, 3 simple and easy ingredients away from sinking your teeth into these irresistible easy mini pizza bites. Initially, I was going to bake a whole pizza but while I was looking for my pizza pan out fell the mini muffin tin, it was a sign! It was meant to be and at that moment it came to me, EASY MINI PIZZA BITES!

This recipe is simple, I topped the easy mini pizzas bites with cheese and pepperoni however you can top with whatever toppings you like. They are a fantastic appetizer for kids, game day, or just because you love pizza 🍕 like Kyson!

Yield: 6

Easy Mini Pizza Bites

Easy Mini Pizza Bites

Delicious and easy to make! Perfect size for kid's lunchboxes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz Pizza dough ready to bake, I used trader joes brand
  • pizza sauce
  • mozzarella cheese, grated
  • pepperoni slices, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
  3. Separate pizza dough evenly into twelve pieces. Gently stretch each dough and press them into the muffin cups.
  4. Place about a 1/2 - 1 tbsp of pizza sauce into each muffin. Then add cheese and pepperoni. Or use toppings of choice.
  5. Bake for 22-25 mins, depending on your oven, or until cooked through. You want dough slightly golden, and the cheese melted and bubbly. Enjoy!