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Ghosts Rice Krispies Treats

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These Halloween Ghosts Rice Krispies Treats are very easy to make. The kids can help with decorating. No cookie cutter is needed.

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Ghost Rice Krispies Treats on an orange plate

Why are Ghost Rice Krispies Treats so great?

The only cooking involved is melting candy chips in the microwave.

A few simple ingredients are all you need; store-bought Rice Krispies treats, white candy melts, and gel icing.

You do not need a cookie cutter or mold to make these rice krispies ghosts.

The kids can help decorate this Rice crispy Halloween ghost treat.

They make fun Halloween party food and are great for classrooms too. Plus you can make these a day ahead.

Rice Krispies Treats Ghosts on an orange and black polka dot background

Simple Ingredients

You have got to love an easy no-bake dessert with only three ingredients. All of these ingredients are easy to buy. FYI, Michael’s carries a large variety of candy melts in many colors plus a huge selection of candy sprinkles. (affiliate links included)

Tools Used

  • Medium microwave-safe bowl for the candy melts
  • A spatula
  • A small kitchen knife or a paring knife will work
  • Disposable counter covers or parchment paper for your work surface

Step 1

Prepare your workspace and gather all of the ingredients and tools. I recommend using these disposable counter covers.

Step 2

Unwrap your Rice Krispies Treats and line them up for the process of turning them into ghosts.

Cut the bottom of the ghost into an 'M' shape

Next

Make a series of four cuts on the bottom of each rice crispy treat to create the flowing tail of the ghost. It will resemble an ‘M’. See the video for a demonstration of this simple process.

Step 3 Melting the Candy Melts

Melt your white candy melts in the microwave. Begin with half power at 15 seconds. Stir and then keep doing that in 15-second intervals. Once there are only tiny tidbits of the candy remaining, stop microwaving and stir until it all melts with the residual heat.

It is important that you melt chocolate or candy melts on half power in the microwave. The candy can seize and have to be thrown away if it overheats. It is best to go slow.

Coat the Rice Krispie Ghost in melted white candy

Dip the top of the rice crispy into the melted candy to coat the top. You will need to use the spatula to smooth out the surface. Set each one aside to dry before adding the eyes, if using gel icing for the eyes. They dry quickly.

Add the eyes to the ghost crispy treat

Step 4

Using the black gel icing, give each ghost a set of dark eyes. Set aside to dry. It takes gel icing a little while to dry so set them all aside but do not stack them on top of one another.

Optional eyes

You could also use cookie icing or mini chocolate chips for the eyes. If using mini chocolate chips, add them while the white icing is still wet as it will be the glue to hold the eyes into place.

Ghosts Rice Krispy Treats for Halloween

Serve and enjoy!

Make these rice krispie ghosts for your family, classroom, or Halloween party. They are a quick and easy no-bake Halloween dessert everyone loves. Follow my easy video tutorial to see how to shape ghosts without a cookie cutter or mold.

Don’t you love how easy it is to make a batch of ghost rice krispie treats for the kiddos? I won’t tell if you don’t tell that you didn’t actually make the rice krispies treats yourself. Homemade is good but sometimes we simply need a short-cut in the kitchen.

How to store candy-coated Rice Krispies treats

Store your decorated ghost rice crispy treats in an airtight container at room temperature on the counter for about 3 days.

You can store them in the refrigerator for about 5 days in an airtight container.

Rice Kripsies Ghosts on a candy corn background
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