Spider and Owl Krispie Treats


I will today share with you 2 of my most favorite things…

Halloween treats and Marshmallow krispies.

The combining of the two is so obvious…right?

I know lots of you can’t bring in homemade snacks to school, which kinda sucks.

I mean, how else are you gonna show the other moms you are the BEST if you can’t bring in the most awesome treats at the Halloween party?

Errr, uhhh..did I just say that out loud?

Anyway, that’s not what I think it’s just what I hear, ummm, that some moms do.  Yeah, uhh, but totally not me. I am not competitive at all.

The thing about these treats is they’re super simple, the kids will love them, they are no-bake and duh, they look like spiders and owls.  The end.

First you need to make your krispie treats.  I used Cocoa Pebbles.

I used a 2″ round cookie cutter to cut the krispies into circles.

I may or may not have eaten the scraps.  Believe what you will.

Then you’ll need some pretzel sticks, mini marshmallows, a black food writer and if you’re feeling extra creative I used vanilla Tootsie Rolls (flattened for fangs)

Using a rolling pin, flatten the mini marshmallows…

The marshmallow will stick on easily to the krispie treat.

Then you can cut your fangs.

And just press them on your spider.  Draw eyes on with your black food writer and carefully stick the pretzel sticks in the sides for legs.

Now since I bought this bag of flavored Tootsie Rolls I had a few other colors to play with…

so I decided to make owls too. (if you can’t find flavored Tootsie Rolls, you could use Laffy Taffy or fondant)

You make them just like the spiders…same eyes and all…just no fangs or legs.

I used an orange Tootsie Roll for the beak…

And broke two pretzel sticks and put them in the top like ears or horns…which I totally know owls don’t have horns but it  just made them look more Owl-ish, this is not science class, people.

And then you’re done.

You can go to school and everyone can ooh and ahh over your treats and you can be like, “oh it was nothing…” and actually MEAN it!


Recipe: Cocoa Pebbles Marshmallow Treats


  • 6 cups Cocoa Pebbles
  • 1 (10.5 oz) bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Spray a 9×9 pan lightly with cooking spray
  2. Melt butter over low heat in large saucepan
  3. When butter is melted stir in your marshmallows until melted.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in your Pebbles.
  5. Press into prepared pan.
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes and cut using knife or cookie cutter.

Number of servings (yield): 12

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September 7, 2011 11:09 pm

These are beyond adorable!!!! SO CUTE!!!

September 7, 2011 11:09 pm

OMG-LOVE these! I’m so gonna get my Halloween on with these.

September 7, 2011 11:14 pm

These are so dang adorable! I can not wait to make these with my niece for halloween! She is going to flip!

April 27, 2012 4:14 pm

these are supercute and so fun to make they even turn out great

April 27, 2012 4:22 pm

and perefect for owl art show themes LOL 😉

September 7, 2011 11:53 pm

I love that you say what everyone else things.

I also love that you continue to call these krispies even though you used cocoa pebbles.

You rock.

September 8, 2011 12:22 am

Yessss, I feel like throwing candy corn in a celebratory confetti-like manner. These are fabulous. I may bring them to my office in an attempt to win the affection of my superiors…

September 8, 2011 12:41 am

Hooray for all the emerging Halloween treats!!! Your spiders and owls are soooo cute. I’m ready for tricks and treats. (mostly treats)

September 8, 2011 12:47 am

they are so cute! and i mean super cutey cute!

September 8, 2011 12:52 am

So cool Shelly!! Great idea!

Kassie B
September 8, 2011 12:58 am

I’m so glad to know I’m not the only mom who takes really cute treats into school just to be the best… I had to giggle when i read that. You can be sure these will be making appearances in kindergarten & 3rd grade this year!

September 8, 2011 1:14 am

What fun! The little fangs on the spiders are perfect and the owls…well they are just adorable (horns and all)

September 8, 2011 1:17 am

me likely…I am making those owls and putting them in my sweeties lunch box with a note that says, “going back to school is a HOOT” oh ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 8, 2011 1:20 am

Love it! I can take food to my son’s kindergarten parties and I will be taking these. Because I am a show off you know!

September 8, 2011 1:39 am

Pure cereal brilliance. Cutest cuties ever! Posted a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com :)

September 8, 2011 2:16 am

So dang cute! Love them. :)

September 8, 2011 2:52 am

Those are both so cute!

September 8, 2011 3:24 am

Oh I love these! I especially love how the spider on a stick looks like he’s hanging from his web:) Time to “pin”!

September 8, 2011 4:57 am

Oh my god! I can’t. These are freakin’ great!!

September 8, 2011 11:10 am

Shelly….this might be my favorite idea EVER!!! Oh my gosh….SO making these! Thanks for the idea!

Elizabeth L in Apex, NC
September 8, 2011 11:18 am

Very cute, as always! Thanks for helping psych me up for Halloween – can’t wait!

September 8, 2011 12:46 pm

So cute! I love Halloween…where did you find that spider font?

September 8, 2011 12:48 pm

These look so fun!

September 8, 2011 1:40 pm

Love these! Great idea! I’m more of a rice crispy gal than cake pops and these look so much easier!

September 8, 2011 2:09 pm

I love the owls so much, completely adorable!!!

September 8, 2011 2:31 pm

omg so freaking cute!!! I especially love the owls

September 8, 2011 2:35 pm

How stinkin’ cute are these? Oh my goodness… adore!

September 8, 2011 4:10 pm

These are so cute! What a great idea of halloween!

September 8, 2011 7:11 pm


September 8, 2011 7:19 pm

So adorable! I wish my daughter was in school just so I could make these!

Nevermind. I don’t want her to grow up that fast! I’ll find some other excuse to make these. :)

September 8, 2011 7:59 pm

these are just awesome! I can’t wait to see what other halloween treats you share :)

September 8, 2011 8:19 pm

I’m impressed. (She will laugh but these are going to my college-age daughter!)

September 8, 2011 8:34 pm

Cute! The spider ones would totally freak my mom out, she’s afraid of them, lol.

September 8, 2011 8:52 pm

EEEEEKKK!!!! I LOVE these! My love for Halloween themed treats is huge so I cannot wait to try these. Genius, as usual. :)

September 8, 2011 9:46 pm

These are The. Cutest. Things. Love them! And, I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who prefers rice krispie treats to be made with cocoa krispies, hehe!

September 9, 2011 12:17 am

These are so fun!! Now I am excited for Halloween:)

September 9, 2011 2:44 am

So awesome! I hope I get to make treats for my daughter’s party this year. Maybe I’ll bring these. :)

September 9, 2011 3:28 am

These are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! And they use a cookie cutter, so YOu know I love them!!!

September 9, 2011 6:02 am

These are so cute! Can’t wait to make them with my pre-schoolers during our Backyard Creatures theme!

September 9, 2011 6:55 am

Hi, I’m Taced… I linked your recipe here:

Thank you for sharing, Taced


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September 9, 2011 4:42 pm

What darling treats!! And I would be all over those scraps, too…DELISH!!!

September 10, 2011 3:24 am

Those owls. They are begging me to hug them.

That makes no sense, but it does.

You are so creative, chickie!!

September 10, 2011 4:03 pm

What a treat!

Love it so much the I shared on my FB page and I pin it also…. Delicious!

September 10, 2011 6:55 pm

Too cute! Gonna make these for halloween.

September 11, 2011 6:44 pm

Looks great! Perfect Halloween treat.

September 11, 2011 8:33 pm

Love this time of year and viewing every one’s Fall and Halloween creations. So cute!

September 12, 2011 1:42 am

Very cute! love the idea!

September 12, 2011 2:49 am

Shelly, these are amazing! I love the owls!! You’re bringing back memories of cocoa pebbles and fruity pebbles!

September 13, 2011 2:11 am

Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts today! You can see it here

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.


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