These easy Halloween Rice Krispies Pops are made with store-bought Rice Krispies squares and dipped in melted candy, before being decorated with festive sprinkles. They are an awesome quick treat to make for a Halloween Party, or for packaging up to hand out to Trick or Treaters! Once you see how simple they are to make you’ll be making all sorts of colors and designs!
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Halloween Rice Krispies Pops
This Halloween treat could not be any easier! Unwrap packets of Rice Krispies Treats/Squares (not sure why they call them squares when they’re rectangles!) and dip into melted Candy Melts. Add sprinkles for decoration and you, are, done!
Make a batch of them for an after-dinner treat during Halloween, or for a Halloween party dessert table. Or you could wrap in cellophane and tie with a ribbon and hand out as party favors or to Trick or Treaters.
Ingredients used in this recipe
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, but here is a brief outline so you know what to expect from the recipe. I highly recommend always reading a recipe all the way through before starting.
- Rice Krispie Squares
- Black Wilton Candy Melts
- Orange Wilton Candy Melts
- Black & Orange Halloween Sprinkles
Equipment used in this recipe
You are likely to have many of these cooking tools in your kitchen already, but I’ve added some Amazon links for your convenience should you need to purchase anything for this recipe.
- Baking Sheet
- Wax paper
- Popsicle Sticks or
- Lollipop Sticks
- Microwave-Safe Bowl
- Small Sandwich Bags
- Kitchen Scissors
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How do you make Halloween Rice Krispies Pops?
These pops are made very simply by dunking ready-made Rice Krispies Treats/Squares into melted black Candy Melts and then decorated with melted orange Candy Melts. They are finished off with sprinkles!
And that really is it – SO easy! The hardest part is waiting for the melted candy to set so that you can eat the Rice Krispies treats! (And even that isn’t that long to wait!)
Melting Tips for Candy Melts
If you use the Wilton Candy Melting Pot, you can check out Wilton’s demo video on YouTube which is really helpful. They also give tips on how to melt candy melts in the microwave, as well as using the double boiler method.
The two most important things are
- Do not overheat – use an even melting temperature
- Do not add water – it makes the candy seize up and become unusable. Make sure the equipment used is completely dry, and avoid using utensils that retain moisture like a wooden spoon.
If you find that the candy is too thick, add vegetable shortening or (solid) coconut oil in 1 teaspoon increments, up to 1 tablespoon, and stir well.
Another reminder – do not add water. The very first time I used candy melts I managed to get water in the bowl and it was ruined. Learn from my mistakes! Additionally, do not use vegetable oil, butter, milk, or any other liquids as this will also make the candy seize up.
If you are using your microwave, test melt a small amount of candy melts first, to see how it works. You may need to adjust the temperature and time to suit your machine. Heat in 15-30 second increments, stirring the candy melts each time. They may not look melted, but they might have started melting from the inside. Stirring helps to distribute the heat.
Make It A Meal!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses? Here are some recipes to take a look at to make a complete meal!
- Appetizer: Spicy Pumpkin and Butter Bean Soup
- Main Dish: Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes
- Side Dish: Roasted Apple Cauliflower Mash with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
- Beverage: Warm Autumn Fruit Punch
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More Halloween Sweet Treat Recipes
Once you’ve made these easy Rice Krispies Pops I know you’ll be looking for more sweet treat recipes – here are some to take a look at:
- 8 Rice Krispies Squares
- 12 oz black Candy Melts
- ½ cup orange Candy Melts
- 8 popsicle or lollipop sticks
- Black and orange Halloween sprinkles
- Line a large baking sheet with wax paper.
- Open the Rice Krispies Squares and discard the wrappers.
- Insert a popsicle or lollipop stick into the base of each treat and place on the baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 25 minutes.
- Melt the black Candy Melt according to package instructions.
- Remove the treats from the fridge and dip into the melted candy, using a spoon to completely cover. Allow excess to drip back into the bowl.
- Place the candy coated treats back on the baking sheet and repeat the process until all Rice Krispie treats are covered. Leave to set.
- Once the covered treats are set, pour half a cup of orange Candy Melts into a small, microwave-safe sandwich bag. Heat in the microwave in 15 second increments, gently squeezing until melted.
- Once melted, use scissors to snip off the corner of the bag and squeeze over the treats in a back and forth, zig zag motion.
- Sprinkle with Halloween sprinkles and leave to set before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 173mg Carbohydrates: 82g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 40g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
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