Rice cereal treats based on the sneaky Creeper from Minecraft.
These rice krispie treats are easy to make and are an explosion of deliciousness in the mouth.
6 cups rice cereal
1 package mini marshmellows
3 tablespoons butter
Green food coloring
Black food coloring paste or black food gel
6″ lollipop sticks
Two glass pans (I used 9″x9″)
Brush (if using food coloring paste)
Square cookie cutter (optional)
In a large saucepan, melt the butter and mini marshmellows over low heat. Stir until melted.
Add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.
Add the six cups of Rice Krispie cereal and mix until the cereal is fully coated.
Scoop the mixture into two separate pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. The cooking spray will make the treats slide right on out when they’ve set.
I added more mixture to one pan that I dedicated to the heads and the feet, and less to the one for the bodies.
Use a slice of waxed paper to pat down the rice cereal until it’s flat across the top.
Allow the rice cereal to set until it’s completely cooled.
When you’re ready to assemble the creepers, flip over one of the glass pans onto a cutting board. The rice cereal should plop right out. If not, give it a poke with a knife and it’ll slide right out.
Trim the edges of the treat.
For each creeper, you’ll need feet, ahead, and a body. The head and feet are the same size, while the body is longer.
I used a cookie cutter to create the heads and feet. For the 9″x9″ pan I was able to get nine large pieces for head/feet, making for eight total creepers. I had a lot of leftovers.
Cut out all the heads and feet.
Take the next block of rice krispies and trim the edge of the block.
Cut into strips for the body.
Insert a 6″ lollipop stick into the middle of the body.
Place the body with the stick inside on top of the feet. Push the stick through into the feet.
Take a head piece and push onto the top of the stick, careful to keep the stick in the center of the head.
If the stick is too long, you can pull the stick out and trim by scoring the side of the stick, then bending the stick until the top breaks off.
Cut the bottom block in two to create the feet.
For the face, I used black food coloring paste and a brush. Black food gel also works, but it tends to get runny at times if you let it sit, so you’ll want to watch out for that.
Add the blocky face to the head piece.
Paint a black line across the bottom of the legs.
Repeat for all creepers and enjoy!