Count Chocula Cereal Treats

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts??
These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts?? These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!I like to think that we’ve got a pretty healthy routine here in the Spiced house.  We get up early (really early) and go to the gym several days a week.  We eat yogurt + granola or healthy cereal every morning.  But sometimes it’s fun to indulge a little bit.  I’m not much on sugary cereals…until it comes to Halloween.  That’s when Count Chocula makes his appearance.  And like old-school Nintendo, hammer pants and Reebok pumps, I pretty much can’t say no to anything that reminds me of the 80’s.

About a month or so ago, my wife and I went out to the Massachusetts coast for a quick overnight trip.  We ventured into Salem that evening for a quick tour around town.  It was a dark and stormy night.  (I swear I’m not writing a cheesy murder mystery here…it really was a dark and stormy night.)  But that was the perfect pretense for visiting Salem.  After all, Salem is home to the infamous witch trials in the late 1600’s…so creepy weather just seemed appropriate.  Speaking of creepy, we stopped in a couple of magic stores which were both fascinating and odd at the same time.

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts?? These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!While we were there, I learned about some pretty crazy food superstitions of 17th century Salem.   For instance, girls would drop an egg white into a glass of water, and the shape of egg white would then reveal the profession of her future husband.  An anchor would mean he’d be a sailor.  A book might mean he’d be a preacher.  I wonder what it meant if the egg white just stayed shapeless?  According to writings from the time, one girl saw a coffin.  Her future husband could very well have been a coffin builder…but he could also have been Dracula.  Seriously, though, Salem was a pretty cool place, and we’re planning a return trip when the weather is nicer.

Count Chocula Cereal Treats

But back to these Count Chocula Cereal Treats.  Instead of making regular rice krispie treats, I decided to make Count Chocula ones instead.  I mean, the cereal is sweet enough to be dessert as it is…so this one just makes sense, right?  Since Count Chocula cereal is shaped like ghosts, this is perfect for Halloween!  As with regular rice krispie treats, though, these taste best on the first day.  We still nibbled on them over the next couple of days, but they seemed to get a bit chewier after Day 1.  I suspect it’s because the pieces of Count Chocula are bigger than rice krispies, so there’s more exposure to air.  Who knows.  Either way, these are a fun and easy Halloween treat that reminds me of growing up in the 80’s.  That makes them pretty rad and gnarly.  Happy Halloween!

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts?? These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!

Did you make these Count Chocula Cereal Treats at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts?? These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!

Count Chocula Cereal Treats

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts?? These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!
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Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 131kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups Count Chocula cereal

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring until completely melted.
  • Remove marshmallow mixture from heat and pour over cereal. Stir until well coated.
  • Press mixture into a 10”x15” pan. (Tip: Wax paper is really helpful when pressing this sticky mixture into the pan.)
  • Let mixture cool for several minutes and then cut into squares.

Note: This post is not sponsored by General Mills cereal.  I just have a strange obsession of anything that reminds me of the 1980’s.

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20 Comments

    1. Grilling Troll not only got up at 5am this morning to go to the gym, but Grilling Troll also curled his first full game of the season last night. I’m exhausted right now!!

  1. I am so intrigued by these food superstitions flying around Salem back in the day – that one about the egg whites as husband predictors is craycray! The only time I remember dropping egg whites into a glass was when our coach saw that we were dragging and made us drink an egg white with chocolate milk – blech! NAHSTY! If I only I had had some of these count chocula treats to push that nah-sty concoction down with then!

    1. Ummm…gross. I know folks eat raw eggs as part of protein shakes and stuff…but no. thank. you. I much prefer my eggs cooked! It is fun to imagine what it would have been like to live back in those days, though. Of course, the witchcraft accusations were a bit crazy…so on second thought maybe I wouldn’t have wanted to live back then. Haha!

    1. Thanks, Matt! My wife and I may have nibbled…err, crammed down…a few of these bad boys ourselves. Who says you can’t be a kid again every once in a while??

    1. If I’m going to indulge, I’d prefer to do it in a way that reminds me of the 1980’s and Saturday morning cartoons…haha! Thanks, Dannii! 🙂

  2. My friend was just the other day asking when she’d find a husband. I’ll have to give her a glass of water and an egg white.

    The best part of staying in hotels with no hot breakfasts is their range of kiddy cereals. The ones which turn your milk to cocoa are epic. These look great- I’d make them and pretend I have kids (and then eat them all myself).

    1. Haha! We don’t have kids here, Arman…but I just have a strange obsession with anything that reminds me of being a kid. Plus, Halloween is the perfect holiday for embracing your inner kid. (and eating lots of candy, too, right?)

  3. I love anything that reminds me of the 80’s! I wasn’t allowed to eat Count Chocula cereal but I always wanted to. We had yummy options like the original shredded wheat and grape nuts. Nummy. These cereal treats look amazing! Love your Halloween tie in and also your visit to Salem. I would LOVE to visit Salem, Mass. I went through a period where I was obsessed with reading anything about the witch trials.

    1. Shredded wheat and grape nuts? Get outta here, Lindsey!! For the record, I don’t think we are Count Chocula cereal all that much when I was kid. Maybe that’s why I have such vivid memories of it. Or maybe I’m just looking for any excuse to be a kid again.

      Yes, you absolutely need to visit Salem. Some parts can be a bit kitchy, but overall it’s a pretty cool place. In fact, the Northeast is loaded with history…that’s one of the selling points that Laura used to convince me to move out of the South. Haha!

  4. Gym several times a week? Oh man… good for you dude! I “think” about going to the gym all the time… from my couch. My buddy goes to Salem just about every year… says it’s so awesome. I need to get my butt up there to check it out!

    1. Haha…I think about going to the gym, too. That usually leads to a headache! But you gotta do what you gotta do, right? And, yes, Salem is definitely worth the trip…cool place. Just watch out for a full moon. We can’t have you turning into a warewolf or anything!

    1. Right, Annie?? Ghosts are already perfect for the season…but then chocolate ghosts takes it to a whole new level. Add some marshmallows, and I’m pretty much a happy camper. Happy Halloween!! 🙂

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