You know how sometimes you see certain treats with candy piled on top of frosting piled on top of cake and layered over ice cream and you think “Whew, that’s a bit much for me.” (Unless you’re my 8 year old then you’re all “GAME ON!”) That’s what I thought about these treats the first time I saw them on a cover of a magazine in the checkout line at the grocery store. So many treats that are fun to look at don’t end up tasting very good, meaning it’s a lot of effort wasted on something that isn’t very delicious. (Story of my life.)
However, there’s something about these monster treats — my husband and I had a very deep conversation about them last night. Something about the mellow crunch of the Rice Krispy treat mixed with the smoothness of the chocolate with the extra crunchy M&M’s with the bonus punch of an Oreo? I’d take one of these over just about any other Halloween treat out there. If you’re they type who likes to show up to a party with something extra delicious and creative? Go ahead and make these and leave everyone wondering “How do you do it?” Hosting a bunch of little kids at your house for a Halloween party? Set up a monster-making station and send those kids home with the ultimate sugar high. (Honestly, seeing what kids come up with is one of the best parts of making these.)
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