Spider and Owl Krispie Treats

Spider and Owl Krispie Treats are so simple made with easy Cocoa Krispie Marshmallow Treats. Great Halloween party treats!

spider krispie treat with pretzel legs

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!


Spider and Owl Krispie Treats

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 12 treats 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American


This is a fun and easy Halloween rice krispie treat recipe! Make both owls and spider treats for the perfect Halloween treat assortment.



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

garnishes: pretzel sticks, mini marshmallows, orange taffy or tootsie rolls


  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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Treat
8.9 g
118.1 mg
4.6 g
19.3 g
1 g
10.2 mg

Keywords: rice krispie treats recipe, halloween rice krispie treat, halloween food ideas, halloween treats, halloween party ideas

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Oct 8, 2013 1:40 pm

Did you break lots of pretzel sticks or are they easy to put in?

Thanks! Super cute!

Jan 16, 2013 5:27 pm

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Nov 4, 2011 2:53 am

when my planning my daughter’s first birthday, i chose an owl theme. i just finished making these owl treats, but used regular rice krispies, cut the batch in half, and dyed each batch a different color. i’ve got green, purple, pink, blue, and orange owl treats! love this idea, so much better than ordering the standard decorated cookies! thank you!

Oct 27, 2011 3:37 am

I made these as my teacher gifts this year (we’re having an entire owl themed Fall party). BUT I was done bagging them all and almost done tying my wraphia when I realized I forgot the little pretzel points as the owl ears. OOPS! Oh well! I guess my little bags will act as the ears.

Also…we used the Indian Corn candy with a little dab of black icing for the beaks…just as cute!

Oct 27, 2011 3:33 am

I made these this year for all my teacher gifts. We are having a whole owl themed Fall party. So I just finished bagging and almost dine tying when I remembered I forgot the little pretzel points on the owl heads. OOPS. Oh well. I guess my little bags make up the points. So cute, and they took more time putting in the bags then doing every thing else. We also used Indian cord with a little dab of black icing for the beaks…just as cute.

Oct 26, 2011 5:25 am

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Oct 25, 2011 11:35 am

I love these! I’m including them in my post about “Top 10 Halloween Treats” at http://www.cheapcraftymama.com
I will be posting it in a lot of linky parties!
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Oct 21, 2011 8:41 pm

Just made them today! So adorable. I used white frosting for the eyes and chocolate dots instead of the food writer. Happy Halloween 🙂

Oct 10, 2011 3:33 pm

OMG, these are so cute. Will have to make these with the kiddos this Fall.

Sep 13, 2011 2:11 am

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Sep 12, 2011 2:49 am

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

Sep 12, 2011 1:42 am

Very cute! love the idea!

Sep 11, 2011 8:33 pm

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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