These bloody red velvet rice krispies treats aren't your regular rice krispie treats! I've made them extra creepy for the perfect Halloween dessert. With the addition of some red velvet cake mix and red velvet bakery emulsion, we have the bloodiest rice krispie treats in town!
I seriously love Halloween so much. Bring on the creepy movies, the decorations, and creating fun Halloween recipes. I, however, do sort of feel like no one ever gets my costumes when I do decide to dress up. I went to a costume party this weekend and my husband dressed up as the Macho Man Randy Savage in the slim jim commercials and I was the slim jim guy.
We were the total package and definitely 90's kids if you couldn't tell.
Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats
I first made a recipe for bloody red velvet hot chocolate for Angie at Big Bear's Wife. I used red velvet cake mix for that recipe and wanted to use it up. So, I made these bloody red velvet rice krispie treats. Who would have guessed that you can have rice krispie treats with cake mix in them?
They taste so good and really fit the Halloween theme. I think the kicker is the red ganache that I dipped the treats in and drizzled on top of them for an extra bloody effect.
How to make red velvet rice krispie treats
You'll make these red velvet rice krispie treats like any other. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a saucepan. After the marshmallows are completely melted, remove from the heat and add in the red velvet cake mix and red velvet bakery emulsions.
Stir in the rice krispie cereal and quickly press the red velvet rice krispie treats into a greased pan. Let them cool and cut them into rectangles.
To make them bloody, add red candy melts and heavy cream into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until smooth. Dip the treats into the ganache. You can drizzle a little extra on them for an extreme bloody rice krispie treat.
Do I have to use red velvet bakery emulsions? No. You can replace it with regular red food color. I prefer the gel food color.
What do I do with the remaining red velvet cake mix? Make a mug cake or this bloody red velvet hot chocolate.
What about red velvet rice krispie treats with cream cheese frosting? Sure! Exclude the red ganache and whip up some homemade cream cheese frosting to add on them.
Bloody Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats
- 4 T. salted butter
- 10 oz. bag marshmallows
- ½ cup red velvet cake mix
- 1 tsp. red velvet bakery emulsions
- 6 cups rice krispies cereal
- 1 cup red candy melts
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- Line a 9x13 cake pan with tin foil. Spray the tin foil with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large saucepan, add in the butter over low heat. Let it melt.
- Add in the bag of marshmallows and stir constantly until the marshmallows are melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
- Add in the cake mix and red velvet bakery emulsion. Stir until combined.
- Add in the rice krispie cereal and stir until the gooey marshmallow has coated all of the cereal.
- Dump the rice krispie treats into the prepared pan.
- Spray a piece of wax paper with nonstick cooking spray and press it against the rice krispie treats until they're firmly packed. Be sure to get the corners filled in too. Let the bars cool completely.
- Cut the bars in half the long way and and then into 8 large bars.
- Add the candy melts and heavy cream into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-second increments and stir after each time until the ganache is smooth.
- Lay wax paper out on the counter to lay the bars to dry after they're dipped in the ganache.
- Dip the end of the rice krispie treats into the ganache. Pick it up and let any excess ganache drip off.
- Once the ganache is dried, dig in! Store in an airtight container.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)