I’m not one for planning, especially when it comes to the holidays. But I’m always looking for festive activities and treats for Rowan and I to do. Halloween is in a couple days, but this treat just takes one quick trip to the store, a microwave, and some silicone baking sheets.
Last Minute Halloween Treats
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We made super easy chocolate dipped (store brought) rice crispy treats. To make them festive for Halloween, Rowan decorated them with candy eyes, making the treats into monsters! Since I wanted Rowan to be involved, I picked rice crispy treats since they are big. You could easily do the same thing with marshmellows, Oreo’s, or anything worth dipping in chocolate. I think I originally saw this idea on Pinterest years ago, before I even had Rowan. I wish I could link to the original.
Step 1: Shop at the store or your pantry (if you keep random supplies on hand)
For these quick and easy treats, you’ll need:
Rice Crispy Treats (You could also make them if you are about that life)
Melting Chocolates (I bought colored chocolates, but you could also dye white chocolates if needed)
Step 2: Open up the individually wrapped rice crispy treats
This is not an eco friendly treat. Sorry, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
Step 3: Lay out the silicone baking mat or parchment paper
Step 4: Melt the chocolate in the microwave
I don’t have a double boiler, but the chocolates were easily melted in the microwave. I did a cup of melting chocolates and a tablespoon of vegetable oil, microwaved for 30 seconds, stir, and another 30 seconds. I repeated the microwave heating and stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.
Step 5: Get dipping
We dipped the rice crispy treats a few times each in the chocolate. It just depends on if you want a thick layer or a thin layer of chocolate.
Step 6: Give them eyes
When Rowan and I bake cakes or cupcakes, he loves decorating with sprinkles. So, I gave him free range of placing the eyes!
Step 7: Let the chocolate dry
Let the chocolate dry or don’t, do what you want. After the treats dried, I put sticks in the bottom and wrapped them in a treat bags to give out to Rowan’s little friends at the park on Halloween. I did let him have one. I mean Rowan did work hard making these monsters.
Are you making anything special for Halloween?