These sticky gooey, monster rice bubble treats are really easy to make, they don’t require any baking, and they’re perfect for a Halloween party
This is a great Halloween treat for kids to cook! And if the kids are going to make a mess in the kitchen, it may as well be a big, sticky, delicious mess!
Instead of making rice bubble treats in a traditional slab and cutting them into squares, we dolloped spoonfuls into individual cupcake liners. Their rough, random, ball-ish shapes look like little sticky gooey monsters. Add some green food colouring, some eyes and some mouths, and you have little hand-sized monster treats!
We first made these monster rice bubble treats quite a few years ago as a birthday treat to take to preschool, and they were a huge hit. Since then we’ve tweaked the recipe a little and perfected our technique.
These rice Krispy treat monsters are a great, no-cook, recipe for kids to make. They are so easy to make that even toddlers can help with mixing and making these cute little monsters – but make sure to wear an apron and have a damp clothe handy because they are very sticky!
Putting the Rice Krispy Monsters Together.
To make the rice Krispy form large spoonfuls of mixture into rough balls and pop them in a cupcake linger, then you are ready to add some monster features!
We used chocolate chip eyeballs (see below for how to make them) and raspberry licorice for mouths. We also added a few sprinkles just for good measure!
Get your kids using their imaginations when it comes to decorating their monsters. What other lollies (candy) could you use to decorate them? Could you use candy to make horns or tentacles for your monsters?
How to Make Choc Chip Eyeballs for the Monster Treats.
You can buy pre-made candy eye balls at the store and that will make the whole process quicker and easier, but it’s also fun, and easy to make your own choc chip eye balls.
To make the chocolate ‘eyeballs’ you need some big white chocolate melts/buttons, some small choc chips, and a bit of plain icing, or melted chocolate to glue the two together. We used the same chocolate eyes to make our happy face cookies.
- 60g butter
- 4 cups marshmallows (white)
- 5 cups rice bubbles
- green food colouring
- Pre-made chocolate eyes, or candy eyes
- raspberry licorice, or lolly snakes (for mouth)
- Sprinkles or other lollies to decorate (optional)
- Before you mix up the rice bubble mixture, make sure you have all your decorations ready. Make the chocolate eyes, and cut the licorice into small strips for the mouths.
- In a large saucepan, over a low heat, melt the butter.
- Add the marshmallows and stir until they are melted.
- Cook the mixture for another minute or two, stirring constantly, then remove from the heat.
- Add 5-10 drops of food colouring, and mix well.
- Stir through the rice bubbles until they were well coated.
- While the mixture cools a little and becomes sticky, set out 15-18 cupcake liners on a tray.
- When the mixture has cooled for a minute, using two spoons shape spoonfuls of the rice bubble mixture into rough balls and pop them into the cupcake liners.
- Decorate them with eyes, a mouth and any other decorations you like.
- Put the rice bubble monsters into the fridge to set for around 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
Making these monster rice bubble treats may leave your kids, and your kitchen a bit sticky, but it’s worth it!
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