Ready for something quick and fun to make to celebrate Halloween? Even better, you might already have these ingredients in your pantry.
This no-bake snake is super impressive looking, but I promise it won’t take longer than 15 minutes and it wows kids and adults alike!
The secret to this quick recipe is that it’s made from…cereal. Rice Krispies to be exact. See? So easy.
I made it after school this week on a whim to surprise the boys when they got off the bus. They thought it was the coolest!
Our family celebrates Halloween with my sister, Jen’s, family every year. We love to have fun with creative party foods. Jen and her daughters make a big skeleton out of cut vegetables and dip every year, and I can’t wait to add this spooky treat to our party table.
The recipe is adapted from Good Housekeeping, 2015
Rice Krispie treats made in a 9″ round cake pan
Assorted color M&Ms
You can use pre-made frosting from the store and food coloring to make it green or orange in a pinch, or you can make your own in a few minutes, too.
I used my Perfect Every Time Sugar Cookie Cutout Frosting here. I like that I can make it as thick as I want, and I think it just tastes better, too.
1. Start with a batch of Rice Krispies pressed into a 9″ cake pan. I sprayed the pan with coconut oil to make sure the batch slipped out easily onto a cutting board.
2. Then, trace around a 28oz can with a knife until you have a circle shape cut out.
3. Cut the remaining outer circle in half and arrange on a platter with parchment paper underneath. This makes it easier to move later to a platter if you need to.
4. Slice off each side of the circle to form the snake’s head.
That took all of 10 minutes to make and cut, and now it’s the fun part – eating the decorations. Just kidding, save some to decorate with!
5. Use the M&Ms to make snake scales or any design you like. Roll out two marshmallows for eyeballs and top with candy eyes. Use the fruit strip to cut out a long, forked tongue coming out of the snake’s mouth. I forgot to get a picture of that. Oops.
There you go – so easy and a fun one for the kids to help with, too!
Enjoy your Halloween festivities, friends! Stay safe and let me know in the comments if you decide to make this slithery snake!