The Rice Krispies Challenge Part 3: Spooky Halloween Fun

Are you ready for a fun party idea for Halloween with your children?

Our Rice Krispies challenge team, Amy of She Wears Many Hats, Sommer of A Spicy Perspective, Robyn of Add a Pinch and myself planned a “Make Your Own Monster” party that is sure to be the highlight of your Halloween season!

We knew when The Motherhood and Rice Krispies announced Halloween as the theme for this challenge that we would make a fun party theme where children could easily get in on the action of making treats they’d be happy to show off as well as devour.

Our “Make Your Own Monster” party certainly met and exceeded that expectation!


And the party just couldn’t be simpler!

Make a recipe of Rice Krispies treats with the addition of apple pie spice to create a classic Fall favorite treat. Then allow your children to let their creativity shine as they make their monster using their favorite cookie cutter option and decorating with frosting and candies.

For our party monsters we used gingerbread man cookie cutter for the full-size monster, a skull cookie cutter for Frankenstein’s Bride, and then simply cut squares for Frankenstein himself as well as a few of his closest monster-y friends!

We think the “Make Your Own Monster” party will be an instant hit at your house this Halloween!!!

Recipe: Make Your Own Monsters Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients

  • 3 Tb. butter
  • 4 cups (10 oz.) mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • decorator frosting, various colors
  • assorted candies

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9 X 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows over medium heat. Once melted add apple pie spice and stir until dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and add the Rice Krispies. Stir until coated.
  4. Spoon the Rice Krispies mixture into the prepared pan. Press firmly with wax paper.
  5. Once cooled, use cookie cutters to cut the Rice Krispies Treats into desired shapes.
  6. Decorate Rice Krispies treats with decorator frosting and assorted candies to make your own monster

And now, we’re excited to share another treat for you!!! One reader will win a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of The Motherhood and Rice Krispies from each member of our team:

How to Enter

    Simply leave a comment letting me know your favorite way to eat Rice Krispie Treats!

And remember – you can also win prizes at these blogs as well – Amy of She Wears Many Hats, Sommer of A Spicy Perspective and Robyn of Add a Pinch.

This contest is open through October 21, 2011 at midnight Eastern time. The winner will be announced on this post sometime on October 22, 2001 and will also be notified by email. The winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.

UPDATE!  The winner is #46 – Cathy W.  Congrats!

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post from Rice Krispies and The Motherhood. Each team member was compensated for their time, but as always, all opinions are our own.

 

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54 Responses to “The Rice Krispies Challenge Part 3: Spooky Halloween Fun”

  1. 1

    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — October 3, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    The photos on this post are gorgeous, Julie! I think my favorite way to eat Rice Krispie treats is straight from the pan — with sticky fingers :)

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    amy marantino — October 3, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    i like to chop them up and put them on an ice cream sundae.

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    mary fanara coleman — October 3, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    I just like them the old fashioned way…..maybe some chocolate sprinkles on them too.

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    Chaplain Donna — October 3, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    What fun treats!

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    Katie — October 3, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    I love to eat them the plain way!

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    Kori — October 3, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    I like mine plain and simple. =)

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    Jessie C. — October 3, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    I like dark chocolate and peanut butter drizzled over the rice krispies top.

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    Mami2jcn — October 3, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    I like them M&Ms inside.

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    Chrissy — October 3, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    I like to add about 1/2 cup of peanut butter into the butter and marshmellow mixture…it’s soo good!

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    Faith — October 3, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    Whata great treat there Julie. I love to eat them plain :) Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Laura in Cancun — October 3, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    I used to like them plain, but after this… I think I’d prefer a bride of Frankenstein one!!!

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    Rita — October 3, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    I wish I had kids around to make this fun treats! You are bringing back lots of rice crispy memories with my boys a long time ago.
    Rita

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    Jenna — October 3, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    I have to admit that I like plain Rice Krispie treats accompanied by a hot cup of coffee–but your idea is wonderful, creative, and I’m sure any kids doing this project would have a blast–both decorating the cookies AND eating them. =)

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    Tabathia B — October 3, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    I like to eat them when they are freshly made when the marshmallows are still gooey
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Janice Cooper — October 3, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    I’m a plain jane. I like them warm and sweet.

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    Alaina — October 3, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    I don’t have a “favorite” way to eat Rice Krispies Treat. As long as it’s in my mouth, it’s the right way to eat it!

    –alaina
    theRedOnions

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    NanaScriv — October 3, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    I love to eat Rice Krispies right out of the pan. My very favorite taste so far was your lemonaide krispies in the part 1 of the contest.

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    Amanda Sakovitz — October 3, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    i like them on a stick covered in chocolate!

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    Judy S — October 3, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    My favorite way to eat a Rice Krispies treat is to put a little peanut butter drizzle on it.

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    Cara — October 3, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    I love just plain rice krispies after they have been made before they set all the way and are still warm and gooey!

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    Dmarie — October 3, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    my favorite way to make and eat Rise Krispies treats is to use browned butter. yum!

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    steff — October 3, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    i like eating rice krispies with chocolate drizzled over top!

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    kfloveinme — October 3, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

    lMy all time favorite way to eat Rice Krispie Treats is dipping it in hot melted chocolate! Yuuuummmm Yuuuuummmm!

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    Amber — October 4, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    Such cute ideas! We love ours plain, or drizzled with chocolate, or with marshmallow creme on top then sprinkled with rainbow sprinkles!

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    Sanjeeta kk — October 4, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    Love plain rice crispies..and those Halloween goodies is such a wonderful idea to please m,y kids.

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    Mari — October 4, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Love the addition of apple pie spice. a must do for the fall.

    Hugs

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    Suzanne — October 6, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Love them with chocolate chips.

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    Marie — October 7, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    My favorite way to eat them is just plain! My grandma used to make them with us all the time when we were kids so they bring back really good memories for me :)

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    Renata — October 8, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    My favorite way too eat this scrumptious treat is hot and gooey straight from the mixing pot! :)

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    Georgiana — October 8, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    Just basic plain is perfect for me with 3 ingredients — rice krispies, marshmallows & butter! :) Thanks for the giveaway and fun recipe idea!

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    Schmidty — October 9, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    Our favorite was is to add nutella to them! (My daughter’s invention.) :)

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    Jennifer Marie — October 9, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    I love Rice Krispie treats dipped in chocolate (I had one today!!)

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    shel — October 9, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    I love mine drizzled with hot fudge sauce and a side of hot cocoa

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    BVJ2 — October 9, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    I love eating Rice Krispie Treats with peanut butter!

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    Tina M — October 10, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    I make Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats.

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    Julie Cutshaw — October 10, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    we like to roll apples in caramel then roll them in food colored rice krispies, so good! thanks
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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    linda brooks — October 10, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    My favorite way to eat them is with peanut butter and chocolate spread all over them.

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    Terri — October 11, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    I love the classic RIce Crispies treat. No frills needed. They stand alone quite well!

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    Juliana — October 12, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    Oh Julie, these rice krispies are so so cute :-) Perfect for the Halloween!
    Hope you are having a great week and thanks for this fun post :-)

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    Alice — October 13, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    I love Rice Krispies treats slathered with Nutella… it’s delicious!
    yuukiimi(at)gmail(dot)com

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    JUDY SHOCKLEY — October 13, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    THIS IDEA SOUNDS LIKE THE BEST WAY AND ALSO NEW AND DIFFERENT TO USE RICE CRISPY TREATS

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    susitravl — October 14, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    I like them the way grandma used to make them – with Karo Syrup and peanut butter. We always had them for dessert at her house. My kids eat Rice Krispie treats as a snack after school.

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    Erica Best — October 16, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    I love mines plain but I like it lil warm

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    Donna B. — October 16, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    MY favorite way to eat Rice Krispie Treats is with mini M&Ms and chopped nuts.

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    Gina @ The Crave to Save — October 16, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    I love eating rice krispie treats with M&Ms or chocolate chips! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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    Cathy W — October 17, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    MY favorite way to eat Rice Krispie Treats is the original way.

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    Mari — October 17, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    I like rice krispies with m&m’s on top.

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    Anne — October 19, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    There is certainly no bad way to eat Rice Krispies, however, my FAVOERITE way is warm, out of the pot before they’re pressed into the pan. A little piece of heaven!!

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    angie — October 20, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    I love eating them freshly made and still warm…and adding a dollop of peanut butter to the recipe is divine!

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    ACMommy3 — October 21, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    Love your treats, the orange guy’s my fav. :-) I love Rice Krispy treats w/ the original recipe and still warm, or made with cocoa and chocolate chips. :-) creedamy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    rebecca — October 21, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    love this need to make it with J :-) all is well here hugs to you and your boys

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    Erin from Long Island — October 21, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    I love to eat rice krispy treats dunked in yogurt, usually strawberry!

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    Jazmin parker — October 22, 2014 @ 7:47 pm

    I like eating them with frosty. Lots of it. And im exited to decorate them with halloween temes

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