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?!


  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 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!

    • 4

      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!

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