Rice Krispy Bats for Halloween

I love making Rice Krispy treats.  Making holiday ones are even more fun.  Yesterday, I made a different spin on my favorite Rice Krispy treats: Rice Krispy bats!

I used the basic Rice Krispy recipe to start:

1/4 cup butterRice Krispy Bats (Cloth Diaper Addicts)
5 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups cereal
A splash of vanilla  (some recipes say to use it, some don’t, so I just tossed a little in)

As always, you melt the butter in your heavy sauce pan.  Next you add your marshmallows and stir to melting.  The one thing that I do differently to make my bats is add some black icing dye gel.  (Warning: that stuff is extremely concentrated.  It doesn’t take much.  I added a bit too much and we ended up with blue-black lips and tongues.)  Stir in your cereal to coat it, and then dump into a non-stick coated pan.

Put a layer of parchment paper over your delightfully black and sticky gooey Rice Krispy treat mixture, and then press into the pan.  Once it’s cooled and hardened, pull out your nifty little bat shaped cookie cutter and cut out some cute little Rice Krispy bats!

If your children are patient enough, you can do fun things with your cut out Rice Krispy bats like use candy corn to give fangs or paint on the bat’s face with white or grey frosting.  Norton, however, is not that patient, so our bats were devoured promptly.

There’s more fun to come with making Halloween treats this year!  We’ve got the ingredients to make more treats, so we’ll probably do Rice Krispy pumpkins this weekend.  Even better?  Eudora will be big enough to help this year.

What Halloween treats will you be making with your littles?


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About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. Those look like so much fun! I will have to make them with my son. Thanks!

  2. That’s pretty neat!

  3. I’ve got to make these with the boys, they would love!!
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  4. These look so cute. 🙂
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