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Halloween Spider Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Spooky Halloween Spider Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect party idea. This recipe is so easy, even the kids can make them!

For more Halloween party fun, be sure to make a batch of 7 layer taco dip (with a spooky web topping) or try your hand at some Rats and Bones!

Spooky Halloween Rice Krispie Treats with chocolate spider decorations.

Halloween Dessert Ideas

It’s October, which means I can officially start sharing all my favorite Halloween treats.

And it wouldn’t be Halloween if I didn’t share Rice Krispie treat recipes with you all!

You may remember these fun Frankenstein treats from last year. Today…it’s all about the spider.

Plus, these treats are easy enough you can get the kids involved!

Step by Step Instructions

Step by Step how to make spider rice krispie treats

STEP 1: Prepare a batch of Rice Krispie Treats. 

Using either my favorite recipe for Rice Krispie Treats or unwrapping individual store bought treats, you decide which route to go.

Make treats in a 9-inch square baking dish. Once set, cut into 8 large rectangles, or 16 small.

STEP 2: Melt Chocolate.

I use Ghirardelli dark chocolate wafers because I love the flavor. Melt in a glass bowl for one minute. Stir until smooth. Add an additional 15-30 seconds if needed.

Dunk the top of each rice krispie treat square into the melted chocolate, spreading smooth with an offset spatula as needed.

STEP 3: EYES.

Immediately place a pair of candy eyes onto each treat while the chocolate is still soft. Allow to set, about 10-15 minutes.

STEP 4: LEGS.

Once chocolate has set onto the rice krispie treats, spoon remaining chocolate from the bowl into a small ziploc bag. Snip off the corner of the bag and pipe 8 legs onto each treat. Allow to set.

STEP 5: ENJOY!

Plate of 5 halloween spider rice krispie treats.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use my homemade rice krispie treat recipe or but the store bought Rice Krispies Treats for an easy alternative.
  • Good chocolate matters. I love using Ghirardelli Dark chocolate wafers. They not only melt smooth, but taste amazing too.
  • Make sure to allow the first layer of chocolate to set before adding the chocolate “legs.” Otherwise it will ooze right into the first layer.
  • Make a batch of these adorable Mummy Rice Krispie Treats by swapping out the dark chocolate for white chocolate!

Recipe FAQs

How long do rice krispie treats last?

These treats can be made several days in advance and kept at room temperature. Store in airtight container at room temperature, out of sunlight (so chocolate doesn’t melt) for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze rice krispie treats?

I don’t recommend this as your treats will change in texture.

Why are my homemade Halloween rice krispie treats hard?

Sounds like you pressed them too firmly into the baking pan. Next time, be gentle and make sure you follow the directions exactly.

Can I refrigerate Halloween spider rice krispie treats?

Do not refrigerate. This will result in some discoloration of the chocolate on the top of the treat!

Plate with rice krispie treats decorated with chocolate and candy eyes to resemble spiders.

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Yield: 8 treats

Spider Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Spooky Halloween Spider Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect party idea. This recipe is so easy, even the kids can make them!

Ingredients

  • 8 large Rice Krispie Treats- store bought or homemade
  • 10 oz Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 16 candy eyes

Instructions

  1. Prepare a batch of Rice Krispie Treats, or unwrap individual store bought treats. Make treats in a 9-inch square baking dish and cut into 8 large rectangles, or 16 small.
  2. Melt ghiraradelli dark chocolate wafers in glass bowl in microwave for one minutes. Stir until smooth. Add an additional 15-30 seconds if needed.
  3. Dunk the top of each rice krispie treat square into the melted chocolate, spreading smooth with an offset spatula as needed.
  4. Immediately place a pair of candy eyes onto each treat while the chocolate is still soft. Allow to set, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Once chocolate has set onto the rice krispie treats, spoon remaining chocolate from the bowl into a small ziploc bag. Snip off the corner of the bag and pipe 8 legs onto each treat. Allow to set. ENJOY!

Notes

  • Use my homemade rice krispie treat recipe or but the store bought Rice Krispies Treats for an easy alternative.
  • Good chocolate matters. I love using Ghirardelli Dark chocolate wafers. They not only melt smooth, but taste amazing too.
  • Make sure to allow the first layer of chocolate to set before adding the chocolate "legs." Otherwise it will ooze right into the first layer.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Easy Halloween Dessert idea with Rice Krispie Treats and chocolate. Fun, spooky Spiders!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on October 15, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. This is a great idea for the Halloween season. They can easily be gluten-free too, which means my son can gobble them right up.

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