If you have a love connection with white chocolate and peanut butter together, these sweet Halloween Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Ghosts are gonna make your day!
They are awesome to serve for all your upcoming Halloween bashes and this is one I can actually eat without getting the hee-bee jee-bees. ?
There's a lot of Halloween food that I cannot make myself make or taste if it looks gory or scary. I just can't bring myself to it. Weak stomach....I could never do that "Naked & Afraid" or "Survivor" shows!
That's why I go for cute and fun. ha! Only thing is, I'll warn ya now. They are very addictive, so you might not want them sitting idle without a purpose in mind, like a party!!!
The kiddos will absolutely want to devour these sweet treats without having nightmares. (Like me <-- I'm the biggest scaredy cat ever when it comes to the scary stories, paranormal and unknown hellish stuff and I sure don't want nightmares over hair-raising finger foods...YIKES!)
But I realize, some kids and adults are into scary stuff and the gory-er the better, because it's fun to experience the mysterious Halloween spirit, so it's all good ya know.
So, these cuties are made with amazing soft and chewy peanut butter rice krispies and dipped in a rich and creamy white chocolate. A few eyeballs, a mouth and pink cheeks make them super cute. EASY!
I got 8 good sized treats using a cookie mold that I really loved using for this. But you could easily mold ghosts by cutting into 8 even squares and molding them into ghosts. The rice krispies are pliable and easy to use for molding into shapes if you don't add more rice krispies than the recipe calls for.
Besides, who wants to bite into hard rice krispies? These are soft and chewy, full of peanut butter flavor and that white chocolate just brings it all together for a haunting good time.
If you want a more fearful affect, I'd go for red eyes. You can create your own scary or cute faces and get creative with whatever you have around the house. Use chocolate chips, sprinkles, frosting and colored melting chocolate are great ideas to incorporate into your ghostly ghosts.
OK now...Let's party! And NO scary stuff!! Thank you. 🙂 ???
For more unscary treats, go check out this 20 Spooktacular Halloween Desserts Round-Up!!
Halloween Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Ghosts
- 4 tbsp butter
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 5-¾ cups Rice Krispies
- 10 oz Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers or good quality white chocolate
- Decorations for ghost face
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Melt butter on low heat in a large saucepan.
- Add mini marshmallows and once marshmallows begin to soften and melt, add peanut butter and constantly stir the mixture so the peanut butter does not burn.
- Once, mixture is combined and melted, turn off heat and remove pan from stove.
- Add rice krispie cereal to sauce pan and stir until evenly coated with mixture. (Make sure not to add more rice krispie cereal than the recipe calls for or they won’t be soft and chewy)
- Pour mixture into 9 x13 pan, and pat down mixture with parchment paper, pressing it on top of the mixture and patting down or spray your hand with some nonstick cooking spray and pat down the mixture until firmly compacted. Allow 30-45 minutes for treat
- Using cookie ghost cutter, cut out the ghosts and set aside. (Or you can cut into squares and mold them into ghosts)
- Place Ghirardelli Chocolate in microwave-safe container. Microwave up to 2 minutes, and within the 2 minutes, microwave at 15 second intervals and stir until smooth. Overheating will cause wafers to burn.
- Dip ghosts into chocolate and then decorate as you wish.
If you like this cookie cutter idea, you can get it here: Cute Ghost/Tulip / Bell Flower Cookie Cutter - 3.5 Inch - Ann Clark - US Tin Plated Steel