Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Disney Pixar’s Coco Krispy Treats Recipe

This post may include affiliate links. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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

Krispy Skull Treats Disney Pixar's Coco

LEVEL UP YOUR BILINGUAL PARENTING GAME

Sign up for the free printable idea sheet for active vs passive language learning.

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.

Join me over at my favorite place- Instagram.

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

Join the BilingualWe Facebook community- smart, engaged bilingual parents who support each other!

Like it?  Pin it!

Disney Pixar Coco Crispy Skull Treats Recipe

Looking for more Disney content from Pura Vida Moms?

Coco Krispy Treats Recipe

Yield: 10

Disney Pixar's Coco Krispy Treats Recipe

Coco crispy calavera treats.

Calavery rice krispy treats are the perfect way to celebrate dia de los muertos or any Coco movie party!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

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  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.

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.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

About the Author

Christa profile image

Hi- I’m Christa! I fell in love with Latin America in my 20s, and I’m still head over heels! Here at Pura Vida Moms I celebrate what it means to be bicultural- Costa Rican recipes, bilingual parenting and family travel.

Follow her at: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest.

You Might Also Like

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Christa profile image

Hi- I’m Christa, and I’m on a mission to help the world fall in love with Costa Rica through food, language and travel. I’m a Latina mom, bicultural, bilingual (English/Spanish), and 100% in love with celebrating parenthood in all its forms, (even the sucky parts). I’m so happy you found the site- WELCOME! Find out more about me here.

Follow Me on Social

Join our email list

An email each week with new content. Nada más.

Skip to Recipe