Mummy rice krispie treats are a fun and easy snack that you can easily DIY, and you only need 3 ingredients! They’re perfect for parties or a quick Halloween treat that kids will love.
Rice krispie treats were one of my favorite snacks when I was a kid. I don’t know about you, but here’s something about that crispy chewiness and sweet marshmallow flavor that I can’t resist. Such a classic combination!
And these mummy themed white chocolate covered rice krispie treats are so much fun! They’re just the right amount of creepy cute and have to be one of the simplest Halloween treat recipes that you can make.
How to make mummy rice krispie treats
You can use homemade rice krispie treats if you want to, but to make things even easier I started with the store-bought ones.
Start by lining your baking sheet with a silpat liner or some baking parchment.
Then unwrap your rice krispie treats and melt your white chocolate. You can use white candy melts or almond bark if you prefer, but honestly, white chocolate tastes so creamy and delicious that it’s well worth using if you can get your hands on it!
How to Melt white chocolate
Fun fact: white chocolate isn’t actually chocolate because it doesn’t have any chocolate solids in it. Instead, it’s a combination of sugar, milk, cocoa butter, vanilla and fat.
This means it has a much lower melting point than regular chocolate which so it can scorch easily if you’re not careful. But don’t let this put you off using it! I promise you, it’s really not that hard if you take your time. And the yummy flavor payoff is completely worth it.
There are two ways you can melt the chocolate and they both start with chopping or breaking the chocolate up into small pieces.
The Double Boiler Method
My preferred method is to melt the chocolate with a double boiler, which is just a fancy way of saying a heatproof bowl nestled over a pan of simmering water.
You only need about an inch of water in the bottom of pan. The main thing to watch out for is to not let the bowl touch the surface of the water, or you risk overheating the chocolate. And be careful not to get any moisture from the steam in the chocolate, or it can seize up.
This is a nifty and reliable way of gently heating the chocolate without burning it. Gently and continuously stir the chocolate as it melts. When you have a couple of unmelted lumps still in the bowl, take the chocolate off the heat. Carry on stirring until the residual heat melts the lumps and it’s all smooth and melted. If the lumps don’t melt, place the bowl back over the pan of hot water and stir until melted.
I know that sounds like a lot of steps, but once you get used to it you’ll see that it’s super easy to do!
The Microwave Method
If that all seems like too much fuss then you can use a microwave to melt white chocolate instead.
Just take it slow and heat it for 30ish seconds at a time. Take it out and stir well between each burst. Stop when you have a couple of unmelted lumps still in the bowl. Carry on stirring until the residual heat melts the lumps and it’s all smooth and melted. It the lumps don’t melt heat for a few more seconds.
Dipping the rice krispie treats
Once the chocolate is nice and smooth, dip your rice krispie treats in it until the top and sides are coated.
Give the dipped bars a little shake and allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Then pop them down on your lined baking sheet, uncoated side down.
Before the chocolate sets, place 2 candy eyes onto each rice krispie treat.
Once all your bars have eyes on put the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
Don’t be tempted to skip this step! If you try and pipe the chocolate bandages too soon the bandages will just melt into the base layer and you won’t get that nice definition.
Piping the mummy bandages
By now your bowl of white chocolate has probably set, so remelt it using the same method you used before.
Spoon the re-melted white chocolate into a disposable piping bag. You can use a small round piping tip in your piping bag if you want to, but I find it easier to control the flow of the chocolate without one.
Take your rice krispie bars out of the fridge, and snip a tiny corner off the tip of your piping bag, about 1/8th inch (3mm) wide so you can pipe the chocolate.
Then pipe your chocolate over the bars in a back and forth motion.
You can build up as many bandage layers as you want but be careful to avoid piping over the eyes! I did 2-3 layers, going back and forth and at a slight diagonal to build up my bandages, but feel free to do more or less.
Once you’re done, put the bars back in the refrigerator to set completely before serving them up.
They’ll keep for about a week in an airtight container.
Easy Mummy Rice Krispie Treats
- Silicone baking mat or non stick parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Piping bag or sandwich bag
- 12 rice krispie treat bars
- 300 g / 10.5 oz white chocolate or white candy melts
- 24 candy eyes
- Melt the white chocolate in a bowl using a microwave or double boiler.If you're using a microwave, heat for 30-40 seconds at a time and stir regularly to avoid scorching the chocolate.Set chocolate aside to cool slightly in the bowl.
- Line your baking sheet with a silpat mat or baking parchment. Dip each rice krispie treat bar in the melted chocolate, fully coating the top and sides of the bar. Gently shake off any excess chocolate, and place the bar uncoated side down on your lined baking sheet. Before the chocolate sets, place 2 eyes onto each rice krispie treat. Leave the bars to harden completely. (about 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator).
- Re-melt the remaining white chocolate, and spoon it into your piping bag or sandwich bag. Snip a tiny corner off the, about 1/8th inch (3mm) wide so you can pipe the chocolate.
- Pipe the white chocolate over the coated rice krispie bars in a back and forth motion to create the mummy bandages, making sure to avoid covering the eyes.
- Allow the chocolate to set completely before serving. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for about a week.
Looking for more Halloween recipes?
- Chocolate Spider Web Sheet Cake
- Super Simple Mummy Hot Dogs
- Spider Web Pretzel Treats
- Witches Broom Pretzel Treats
- Ghost and Mummy Oreo Cookie Treats
Even More Halloween Fun
Looking for some creepy cute and free Halloween party printables to get in the Halloween spirit? Check out my free printable party set right here!
It includes two Trick or Treat Halloween banners, straw flags, treat bag toppers, cupcake toppers and more!
Want some more Halloween party inspiration? Have a look at my Best Halloween Party Ideas post here. It’s full of ideas for food, favors and more!