A Halloween Treat: Trix or Treat {Plus a Free Printable!}

Here is the Halloween Treat I shared on Eighteen25 last week. Coming up with an idea for a series as awesome as theirs was quite the challenge. Each year that series gets better and better and I didn’t know how could possibly think of something that hasn’t already been created!

I literally racked my brain for weeks. No joke. And I tried my hand at 2 different crafts that I thought would be perfect. And they were not perfect.

So lateĀ  one night I was up thinking again and then it hit me- I featured the cutest little treats on my site about a month ago from Robin @ Keep Home Simple. She shared a fun creation on my link party called “Trix on Sticks”- they were basically Rice Krispie Treats but instead of using crispy rice, she mixed Trix cereal with the marshmallows- what a fun variation!

So, using Robins idea, I came up with a Halloween-ish version that my kids LOVED! Take a look:

Here is what you need:

Trix cereal, Marshmallows, Butter, Lollipop Sticks, Plastic Gift Bags & Ribbon, Free Printable (at the end of the post), and a Hole Punch

1. Make your Trix concoction as you would regular Rice Krispy Treats. Let them cool for a bit so the marshmallow hardens, otherwise they won’t stay formed into balls.

2. Form your Trix balls. TIP: Spray your hands with some cooking spray, otherwise this will be impossible not to just end in a gooey mess! Once you have the balls formed, stick a lollipop stick through the center.

3. Put them inside a treat bag. I got this pack of 8 plastic treat bags that included cardboard circles to put at the bottom and ribbons for $2 or $3 at WalMart- they worked perfectly!

4. Print this free printable and cut it out! (I made 2 different variations- pick your favorite!) DOWNLOAD the free printable here:
Trix or Treat Printable

Once it is all tied up, it’s time to admire your work! These are fun little gifts- for teachers, neighbors, for visiting teaching and more!

Fun, right?!

Stephanie
Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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Comments

  1. I don’t do Halloween with my family – but I think this is a fab idea! :)

  2. thank you so much for the free printable~ so cute !

  3. Can you tell me how many this made? I’m sure it depends on the size of the ball but approximately? I love it!

    • I only made 8 because that is how many I needed for the gifts I was giving, but I only used a little more than half of a Trix box and I had quite a bit left over in the bowl, so I’m not exactly sure! I never measure when I make rice krispy treats- I just microwave some butter with marshmallows and then pour in the cereal ’til it looks right- it was the same with these! Sorry I am not much help!