Rice Krispie Treat Ghosts

I guess I have a thing for ghosts this Halloween season! We made ghost tea lights a couple weeks ago and now I’ve got cute little ghostie treats! I always think it’s fun to have holiday themed food – even if it’s a bit cheesy! So I decided we needed some rice krispie treat ghosts this Halloween. After all, it seems like it’s my year to really go for it with Halloween things! 😂 (If you’re a fan of ghost things as well, my sister just got these super sweet ghost mugs that I just thought were the best!)

Rice krispie treats are one of my favorite snacks, I’ve even tweaked the originial recipe a tiny bit to make it even better because I’m that serious about them. And you can’t go wrong with super easy desserts, which these rice krispie treat ghosts definitely are. I even wondered if these were too simple/too old school, are they worthing sharing? But also, it’s good to give a nod back to the fun classic things we enjoyed in our childhood – like Caitlin just shared in her Easy Halloween Crafts post!

To make these, you just make a batch of rice krispie treats, dip them in some melted white chocolate, and add some chocolate chips. Done! A fun Halloween treat that kids (and adults) will love!

round cooling rack with rice krispie ghosts on it
black loaf pan with halloween ghost treats in it
white chocolate rice krispie treat ghost on wire cooling rack
gray pie tin with ghost rice krispie treats in it
Rice Krispie Treat Ghosts
Course: Dessert
Ingredients
Rice Krispie Treats:
  • 10-16* ounces marshmallows (can be mini or regular)
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 4 tablespoons butter
White Chocolate Coating:
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
For Rice Krispies Treats
  1. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper, spray lightly with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl microwave safe bowl, heat marshmallows and butter for 2 minutes. Stir.

  3. Heat 1 more minute. Stir until smooth.

  4. Stir in rice krispies until completely coated.

  5. Pour into prepared pan and press into an even layer. (I save the wrapper from the butter and lightly spray it with cooking spray, and use that to press the rice krispies).

  6. Cool until set.

For White Chocolate Coating
(I like to do my chocolate in half batches, easier to deal with, so that's how my steps are written out…)
  1. Pour 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil into a microwavable bowl, stir to coat chips with oil.

  2. Microwave 1 minute, stir. At this point you might be able to stir until chips are completely melted and smooth, or you may need to stick it back in for 20 seconds.

  3. Microwave in 20 second intervals until the chips can be stirred completely smooth. Make sure not to over heat this though, or it can ruin the chocolate.

Dipping
  1. Cut rice krispies into rectangles. (I find it easiest for dipping to start with slightly longer rectangles, not dip the entire bar, then cut off the bottom after set).

  2. Cut one end of rice krispie treat into a rounded shape. You shouldn't need to cut very much off to do this.

  3. Dip rice krispie treat into white chocolate, I use a spoon to help cover.

  4. Place on wax paper to cool.

  5. Before the chocolate has set, place semi-sweet chips on as the eyes and mouth.

  6. Once rice krispie treat has completely cooled, you can cut off the bottom that did not get dipped, or leave as is.

Recipe Notes

*You can just use a 10-ounce bag of marshmallows, and that’s fine. But to make them really good, add extra marshmallows (it is soo much better!). Normally I just throw a bit extra in from an open bag, but I just found out they sell 16 ounce bags now! 

black plate with white ghost treats on them

For more Halloween recipes and projects, check out these posts! And if you love rice krispie treats, you’ll love our Floral Rice Krispie Cake, Marshmallow Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies, and Avalanche Bars!

-Manda

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