Hello! I’m back at it with some Halloween rice krispie treats dressed up as Totoro, the lovable giant bunny-cat-owl-racoon-looking creature straight from the imagination of Hayao Miyazaki. These treats are delicious, cute, and perfect for a Halloween movie night where you watch Totoro for the ten thousandth time.

I feel like halloween rice krispie treats are a halloween tradition. I’ve made ones that look like candy corn, pumpkins, and mummies. This is my first year making Totoro rice krispie treats though. I love how they came out! They are SO CUTE and they taste great too. The rice krispie treats are soft and chewy and crispy: just the right ratio of butter to marshmallow to rice krispies. I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like rice krispie treats. They are pure treat perfection, especially when they’re homemade.

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How to make super soft rice krispie treats

  • Extra butter. Classic rice krispies calls for 3 tablespoon of butter, I’ve doubled it for just the right amount of butter to make these treats extra soft.
  • Mini marshmallows. Use minis! They melt more consistently and give you a softer, fresher rice krispie.
  • Don’t press down too hard. Don’t squish your treats! If you squish them down too much, when they cool down they won’t be as soft because everything will be compacted together.
  • Eat them fresh. Fresh is best. They’ll keep for a couple of days but are softest on day one.
  • Store them at room temp. Keep your treats tightly covered in a container at room temp.

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How to make rice krispie treats

  1. Melt the butter. Melting butter over low heat is key, if the heat is too high it’ll burn.
  2. Melt the marshmallows. Use the residual heat from the pan and the butter to stir in and melt the marshmallows.
  3. Stir in the krispies. Use a spatula to fold in the krispies.
  4. Gently pat. Lightly pat the mix down into a pan being sure to not squish it down.
  5. Let set. It’s tempting to cut into them right away, but let them cool so you can get clean, sharp slices. Then, decorate or eat as many squares as you want!

How to make spoopy chocolate dipped totoro treats

  1. Make your rice krispies, let them cool, then slice.
  2. Melt your white chocolate melts or white chocolate in the microwave. The microwave is best for melting chocolate, especially if you do it in short bursts. Heat the chocolate in the microwave in a glass bowl in 15 second bursts, stirring in between until everything is smooth.
  3. Spoon or dip. You can either spoon or dip your treats. If you spoon, hold the treat over the bowl and use a spoon to repeatedly spoon over the melted chocolate, then tap the treat on the side of the bowl to shake off the excess. This will give you a thicker and smoother coating. Or, simply dip! Let the treats harden on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Decorate. After the chocolate has harded, it’s time to decorate :)

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Happy halloween month!
xoxo steph

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Super soft rice krispie treats that stay soft for days.
Serves 12
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows one bag
  • 6 cups rice krispies

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Add the butter to a large sauce pan over medium low heat. Melt the butter slowly, stirring occasionally.
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  • When the butter is melted, turn the heat to very low and add the mini marshmallows, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove the pan the heat.
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  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in the rice krispies until well coated.
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  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and very lightly spread the mix out, using buttered fingertips or a the spatula.
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  • Let cool for 1 hour at room temp then cut into squares.
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To decorate as Totoro

  • You need: 24 candy eyes and dark and white chocolate. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate melts in 15 second intervals, stirring in between. Dip the squares halfway in the white chocolate to give Totoro his white belly or spoon white melted chocolate over the bottom half of the treat and tap off the excess. Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Attach the candy eyes with melted chocolate and pipe a nose, whiskers, and chest furries.
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Notes

To store: Keep in an air tight container at room temp for 3-5 days.

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.8g9%
Saturated Fat 3.7g23%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 34.2g11%
Fiber 0.01g0%
Sugar 14.1g16%
Protein 1.5g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

7 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    You don’t list the amount of Rice Krispies in your recipe….

    1. Mike says:

      Oops: You’re right, for some reason it didn’t save the last ingredient. Thanks!!

  2. Matt says:

    These are adorable. FYI I think you have a typo: “How to make spoopy chocolate dipped totoro treats” I think you mean spooky instead of spoopy lol.

    1. Stephanie says:

      lol spoopy = cute and spooky!

  3. Holy Family P6 says:

    4 stars
    You are the best ! The crispies look very delicious!

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