Easy recipes to scare

Making treats at home is a fun way to spend Halloween with the family.  Here are two easy recipes the kids in your family will have fun with — and you’ll love them too:  raw meat from Rice Krispies and freaky eyeball cake pops.  

“Raw Meat” Rice krispie treats  


  • 6 cups of rice krispies  
  • 3tbsp butter 
  • 16 oz. Marshmallows  
  • 1 tube of red food coloring         


  • Plastic wrap  
  • Disposable tray  
  • Labels  


  1. In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
    Add rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Add the red food coloring and mix well.
  4. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.
  5. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares.
  6. Enjoy.

Eyeball cake pops  

  • 15-ounce box white cake mix, cook according to package directions in a 9×13″ pan 
  • 10-ounce package dark chocolate melting wafers 
  • 10-ounce package white chocolate melting wafers  
  • Red food coloring  

Buttercream Frosting 

  • 1 stick salted butter, softened 
  • 2-2 1/2 cups powdered sugar  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream or milk  

Cake Procedure  

  1. In a medium bowl, whip the butter. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Mix until combined. Add the vanilla and additional powdered sugar, a little at a time. Add 1 Tablespoon of heavy cream or milk to make the frosting thick and creamy. It should hold a point. 
  2. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out 1 scoop of cake mixture. Roll into a ball and place it onto a plate. Repeat until all the cake mixture has been formed into balls. Freeze balls for about 10 minutes. 

Dip into chocolate  

  1. Right before they are ready to be taken out of the freezer, melt the dark chocolate and the white chocolate in two separate microwave safe bowls. Begin by heating for 30 seconds and then stirring. Once coated in chocolate, gently tap the stick on the side of the melting dish to let the excess drip off. You can also spin or twirl the cake pop to remove the excess. 
  2. Before the chocolate starts to harden, add sprinkles, jimmies or other decorations. If decorating with more chocolate, let the chocolate covering harden on the cake pop. Then, using a spoon or fork, drizzle with the additional melted chocolate. 
  3. Push the cake pop stick into a Styrofoam block or use a glass filled with rice to hold them upright. The chocolate will be set in about an hour. Store for 3-4 days in an airtight container in a cool place. 
  4. Lastly, after the cake pops look good to go you can sit and enjoy this delicious treat with your friends and family on Halloween.