Halloween Treat #5: Frightfully Good Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispy Treats

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So Halloween may be over, but it continues to live on in my heart (and in the backlog of posts I still have), and there is one more Halloween treat that must be posted!  For my final Halloween post, I created Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispy Treats.  If you’ve ever made Rice Krispy Treats before, you know how it goes — then just cut into Halloween shapes and dip in chocolate.  But if you’ve never made them before (Blasphemy!), read on and enjoy!

First, let’s gather the ingredients.  For this, you’ll need Rice Krispy cereal, marshmallows, butter, dipping chocolate, vegetable oil, royal icing/cookie icing, and food dye.  If you want to get a more Halloween shape, you’ll also need Halloween themed cookie cutters.  I already had a bunch so I just used those (The spider ones did not turn out.).

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Krispy cereal
  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 12 oz. dipping chocolate
  • A few teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • Royal icing/cookie icing
  • Food dye

First we need to make the Rice Krispy Treats.  For this, you’ll need the cereal, marshmallows, and butter.

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Put the butter in a medium saucepan and cook on low-medium heat until the butter melts.  Stir frequently and don’t let it burn or bubble away.

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Then add the marshmallows and stir steadily until they’re melted.  Remove pan from heat.

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Add the cereal in half a cup at a time until fully incorporated.

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Now grease a large pan (unless you want them really thick — then use a smaller one) with butter.

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Add the Rice Krispy mixture, smoothing it down with a buttered spatula.  Once it’s done, put it in the fridge to cool.

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Now we can start shaping them and decorating them.

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The best way to shape them is to butter the inside of the cookie cutters and cut out the treats after about 30 minutes of cooling.  They might heat up and melt so you’ll have to repeat the process a few times until you’ve cut out all your shapes.  Be warned: Rice Krispy treats are too stiff and heavy for really fine cookie cutters so use large shapes.  Return the shaped treats to the fridge to chill again.

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After they’ve chilled for two hours, you can start dipping them.

First, prepare your dipping chocolate.  Add candy wafers of your favorite flavor and color in a bowl and heat in the microwave (You can use the food dye to change their color after they’re melted.).

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Stir after 30 seconds and repeat until they’re fully melted (It should only take 90 seconds.).  To get a smoother consistency, add a teaspoon of vegetable at a time until it’s nice and smooth.

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Finally, dip your treats into the chocolate or spoon it on top.  Chill for at least 30 minutes.  You can also drizzle chocolate on like we did for the Ghostly Red Velvet Cake Pops or decorate them like we did for the Zombie Sugar Cookies.  I was running late so I just left them as is.

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And there you have it — Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispy Treats!  Enjoy!

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