Disney Pixar’s Coco Krispy Treats Recipe




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We are celebrating the latest Disney Pixar movie Coco with our delicious- and fun- Coco Krispy Treats!

Krispy Skull Treats Disney Pixar's Coco

The Mexican holiday Day of the Dead is fast approaching- and close on it’s heels is the release of Disney Pixar’s movie Coco. We wanted to celebrate this year by creating this adorable twist on Rice Krispy Treats- Coco Krispy Treats! AND- we’ve partnered with Multicultural Kid Blogs for an awesome Día de los muertos blog hop below!

Coco Crispy Calavera Treats

Day of the Dead is a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mexico and parts of Guatemala- it’s a melding of traditional indigenous beliefs about death with the Catholic celebration of All Saints Day. Taking place in homes and cemeteries from October 31-November 2, Día de los muertos is one of the most beautiful celebrations in all of Latin America. It’s hallmarks include bright, vibrant colors and countless marigolds. I’m so excited that Disney and Pixar have brought together both the beautiful imagery and celebration of the afterlife through the new film Coco- opening on November 22, 2017.

Decorated Calavera Recipe

To celebrate, we created these calaveras out of Rice Krispy treats and decorated them with vibrant colored frosting. Here’s the simple Coco Krispy Treats recipe.

Coco Krispy Treats Recipe

This fun decorated Coco Krispy Treats recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween or Day of the Dead- and a super easy kid cooking project too!

Yield- 8 decorated skulls**

Ingredients

  • 1 package marshmallows (10 ounce)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies
  • Brightly colored frosting
  • Candy Eyes (affiliate) (optional but I thought they were so fun!)
  • Calavera (skull) cookie cutter (affiliate)

**Note- I think this recipe probably yields 10 calaveras. However, I got a bit liberal with sampling the marshmallow mixture during preparation and ended up with about 8.5 skulls. Oops!

Instructions

Combine marshmallows and butter in a microwave safe bowl (affiliate).  Microwave 3 minutes, stirring halfway though and at the end. Stir until smooth, heating additionally as necessary. Add Rice Krispies and stir to combine.

Roll out Krispy treats until thin. I greased a large cookie sheet (affiliate) and scraped the warm marshmallow mixture onto the sheet. I put cold water on my fingers and worked the mixture out until it was flat, and about 1/2 inch thick. I had tried to do this in a regular 9.5 x 11 inch pan the day before, but the Rice Krispy treats were too thick to cut with the cookie cutter.

Next, I used the skull cookie cutter  (affiliate) to cut out the calaveras. About halfway through the marshmallow mixture started to get stiff because it had cooled off quite a bit. I just stuck it in the microwave for about 25 seconds to soften it up enough to finish cutting out the skulls.

How To Cut Calavera Treats

Now it’s time to decorate. Hearts and flowers are traditional calavera decoration, but you can add anything you want. I used the decorations on my cookie cutter to give me ideas, and just went from there. It was helpful to use a really fine frosting tip- I just used store bought ones like these.

Skull Decorating How To

I loved this Coco Krispy Treats because there are so many different ways to decorate the calaveras- and even my girls loved to decorate them. They last for several days in an airtight container, and make the perfect treat to take to school parties or as Halloween party decorations.

Calavera Decoration

To learn more about Día de los muertos, check out these posts from Multicultural Kid Blogs, or check out our Día de los muertos Pinterest board. And don’t forget to watch the lastest Coco trailer- the colors in the film and promotional materials perfectly match the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los muertos!

Day of the Dead series | Multicultural Kid Blogs
Multicultural Kid Blogs is proud to be hosting another blog hop on Day of the Dead! (Don’t miss our series from last year and 2016!) Be sure to visit all the posts below for great ideas on sharing Day of the Dead with kids:

 

 

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Disney Pixar Coco Crispy Skull Treats Recipe

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Coco Krispy Treats Recipe

This fun decorated Rice Krispy Treats recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween or Day of the Dead- and a super easy kid cooking project too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 calaveras

Ingredients

  • 1 package marshmallows 10 ounce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies
  • Brightly colored frosting
  • Candy Eyes  (optional)
  • Skull Cookie Cutter

Instructions

  1. Combine marshmallows and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave 3 minutes, stirring halfway though and at the end. Stir until smooth, heating additionally as necessary. Add Rice Krispies and stir to combine.

  2. Roll out Krispy treats until thin. I greased a large cookie sheet and scraped the warm marshmallow mixture onto the sheet. I put cold water on my fingers and worked the mixture out until it was flat, and about 1/2 inch thick. I had tried to do this in a regular 9.5 x 11 inch pan the day before, but the Rice Krispy treats were too thick to cut with the cookie cutter.

  3. Next, I used the skull cookie cutter to cut out the calaveras. About halfway through the marshmallow mixture started to get stiff because it had cooled off quite a bit. I just stuck it in the microwave for about 25 seconds to soften it up enough to finish cutting out the skulls.

  4. Now it's time to decorate. Hearts and flowers are traditional calavera decoration, but you can add anything you want. I used the decorations on my cookie cutter to give me ideas, and just went from there. It was helpful to use a really fine frosting tip.

Recipe Notes

**Note- I think this recipe probably yields 10 calaveras. However, I got a bit liberal with sampling the marshmallow mixture during preparation and ended up with about 8.5 skulls. Oops!

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  • censie
    September 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    These turned out so cute!! I love them! I think My kids would have a great time making and decorating these.