When I was younger, I wasn’t allowed to go Trick or Treating, so I’m making up for lost times! I never really noticed it before but I love how big Halloween
has become in the UK and I am more
than ok with seeing Halloween chocolate
everywhere in the shops! I spend a large portion of the month looking for Halloween treat ideas.
I may be too scared for horror films but I’m so down for fancy-dress parties, pumpkin carving, Halloween-themed homeware
, and making treats for Halloween
If you’re not experienced at baking (I can only manage the most simple recipes!) you’ll love how easy these Halloween Rice Krispy treats are. And they’re delicious too.
I’d love to tell you that I baked these Halloween-themed Mars Bar rice krispy treats for a child. But nope, they’re just for me and my adult colleagues. Like I said, I’m totally making up for the lack of Halloween activity from my childhood.
So, about these rice krispy treats. You only need a few ingredients and a creative flair. I’ve made them in to ghosts, but you could also try shaping them in to pumpkins, zombie mummy, or witches fingers.
- 4 large Mars Bar (add 1 more for luck…)
- 120g Margarine
- 2 tablespoons of Golden Syrup
- 250g Rice Krispies
- Icing Sugar
- Food colouring (I used Dr Oetkers Food Gel. I bought the 3 primary colours so I could mix them, plus a black one for the eyes)
- Sprinkles (optional – I went for gold sparkles just because I had some in the cupboard)
1. Firstly, cut of the Mars Bar into small cubes.
2. Heat the cubes of Mars Bar, margarine, and Golden Syrup in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. You will only need a small amount of water, don’t let it touch the bowl.
3. Once the mixture has melted, pour in the Rice Krispies in to the bowl and gently fold until it’s all evenly covered.
4. Line the baking tin with greaseproof paper and place the mixture in to the baking tin. Gently press down so it binds together, you don’t want it to fall apart when you’re cutting them up.
5. Leave to set for 2-3 hours. Then cut into rectangles once it has set.
This is where your little monsters come to life.
You’ll be mixing different colours throughout this stage so have plenty of small bowls (or yoghurt pots) ready. Simply mix icing sugar, a few drops of cold water, food colouring and cover the upper half of the bar with icing and add some sprinkles on the top (y’know, sprinkles always jazz things up a bit!).
The icing bit is messy and the consistency is trial and error. Leave this to dry completely before you add eyes; use a cocktail stick to apply the eyes, swirl it in a circular motion until you get the shape you want.
The design and colour theme is totally up to you. You can go for a spooky vampire red and black, or maybe cover the whole crispy cake in white for a mummy theme?
Mine look more like Pacman ghosts than spooky Halloween ghouls. Oh well!
They’re fun and easy to make, plus they taste so good. SO GOOD. If you’re looking for other easy bakes, you can see more of my recipes here
Check out the infographic below for more delicious Halloween themed treats inspo, courtesy of Hotel Chocolat.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hotel Chocolat. The opinions and text are all mine.