Spook up your Halloween treats this year with these easy to make Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats. They’re ready in just 20 minutes!
This is a no bake recipe made with minimal ingredients, perfect for a spooky last minute Halloween treat.
Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Every year I get really excited when the calendar flips over to the Fall months.
You’ve got crisp weather, pumpkins, apple cider everything, and pumpkin spice (cue Pumpkin Spice Hot Toddies) everything. What more could you want?
Something spook-tacular or crispy treats to snack on maybe?
These Halloween Rice Krispie Treats make the cutest (I mean spookiest) graveyard dessert! They’re a fun twist on classic rice krispie treats, perfect for bake sales or Halloween parties.
They are the perfect no-bake Halloween dessert, filled with lots of chocolate and marshmallow flavor. These treats are fun for the whole family, Halloween party, or office treats!
Did I mention that they are super easy to make?!
This Halloween treat is also the perfect dessert to make with your kids and introduce them to the kitchen and baking. What’s better than learning a new trick, having some fun, and getting to eat it?
Rice Krispie Treat Ingredients
- Miniature marshmallows – sweet marshmallows are what holds these delicious treats together!
- Cocoa Rice Krisipes – I hope this isn’t too obvious, but bring on the Rice Krispies! I love the chocolate flavor, but if you don’t want to make them with cocoa krispies you can sub for whatever crispy rice cereal flavor you want!
- Chocolate frosting – the frosting is what the milano cookies and candy ghosts stick to, so make sure you lay it on thick.
- Milano cookies – an essential step for making the tombstones in your graveyard.
- Other ingredients – you’ll also need a black edible marker, candy ghosts (or candy corn or candy pumpkins – whatever you can find!) to turn a batch of rice krispies treats into a cute and spooky graveyard!
If you want to make chocolate frosting from scratch, you can make it easily with unsalted butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, milk, and powdered sugar.
How To Make Rice Krispie Treats
1. Prep the baking pan. Line a large pan with parchment paper or wax paper and grease with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
2. Combine the marshmallows and butter. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, add marshmallows and stir until warm and marshmallows are melted.
Tip: if you want to cut down on dishes, melt the marshmallows in a large pot and mix the cereal in there after removing the pot from the heat instead of transferring everything to a bowl.
3. Make the rice krispie treats. Meanwhile, place Rice Krispies cereal in a large bowl. Once marshmallow mixture is heated, pour over cereal and stir gently to combine. Pour cereal mixture into prepared pan and push down gently to mold treats into the shape of the pan.
4. Slice the rice krispie treats. Allow treats to come to set and come to room temperature before slicing into 12 rectangles.
A full list of ingredients and steps can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Decorating your Graveyard Rice Krispie Treats
Decorating these marshmallow treats is the best part! While you’re waiting for the Rice Krispie Treats to set and cool, use the edible marker to write RIP on each cookie.
When you are done with that, you can then move on to garnishing each Rice Krispie treat with dark chocolate frosting.
Press the cookies into the back of each Rice Krispie treat and top with a candy ghost and/or other spook-tacular decorations!
Fun Graveyard Additions
Looking to add to your mini graveyard? Try some of these toppings:
- Crushed up Oreo’s for dirt on top of your frosting
- Hershey’s Cookies n Crème Candy Bars or Graham Crackers for a different tombstone substitution
- Monster or Zombie Gummy Candy for your graveyard
- Spider Candy
- Gummy Worms
How to store
To save your Halloween treats for later, place them in an individual layer on a plate and cover loosely with plastic wrap or in an airtight container.
More Easy Recipes To Try
- Luscious Dark Chocolate Brownies
- Edible Cookie Dough Recipe
- Snowball OREO Cookie Balls
- Snickerdoodle Hershey Kiss Cookies
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Frosted Frankenstein Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
- Spider Web Chocolate Tart from The Flour Handprint
- Moldy Bits of Glass Muffins (Matcha Muffins) from The Spiffy Cookie
- Halloween Pretzel Treat from Devour Dinner
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cups from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Monster Marshmallow Pops from Sweet Beginnings
- Wicked Witch Fudge from Take Two Tapas
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Graveyard Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
- 10 ounces mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 5 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies
- 16 ounces chocolate frosting
- 6 milano cookies, sliced in half
- black edible marker
- 12 candy ghosts, if you can't find these you can use candy corn or candy pumpkins!
Rice Krispie Treats
- Line a 9X9 pan with parchment paper and grease with butter.
- Melt 3 tbsps of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, add marshmallows and stir until warm and marshmallows are melted.
- Meanwhile, place Rice Krispies cereal in a large bowl. Once marshmallow mixture is heated, pour over cereal and stir gently to combine. Pour mixture into prepared pan and push down gently to mold treats into the shape of the pan.
- Allow treats to come to set and come to room temperature before slicing into 12 rectangles.
- While you're waiting for the Rice Krispie treats to set, use the edible marker to write RIP on each cookie. Then frost each Rice Krispie treat with chocolate frosting. Press the cookies into the back of each Rice Krispie treat and top with a candy ghost.