How does a “Creeper” become something elementary school kids love? These creatures are unbelievably popular? If you’re a mom with a Minecraft-addicted kid, you likely know what I’m talking about. And as moms, you also know that when our kids make a special request for their birthdays, we can overlook just about any strange thing, gulp down an extra cup of coffee, and just make it happen. Such was the case with these Rice Krispie Creepers.
My youngest has been (a little too) attached to everything and anything Minecraft, so a Minecraft birthday treat was the request this year. “Creepers” to be exact; green squares with pixel-like facial features. (Again, as moms, we’re overlooking the strange nature of these birthday requests).
The recipe calls for butter, but that’s for occasions in which the dessert will be eaten immediately after cooking. For my little guy’s birthday, I wanted to make the treats the night before, so I switched out the Canola oil for butter. It just holds-up better and a bit longer.
Pretty so far, right? But not so Minecrafty just yet…
To get those iconic Creeper faces, I went to the computer, literally googled “Creeper”, and printed a page with three rows of little box-faces. Then I taped the page to my cutting board and taped a piece of parchment paper over it.
Now, you prep your melted chocolate and then, using a pastry bag with a fine tip (or a Ziplock with a tiny hole cut on the tip), trace the shape of the Creeper onto the parchment paper. You should be able to see the design underneath pretty easily.
I took a moment with each one to do a little detail work before the chocolate hardened, pushing the chocolate into tidy corners so that the shape would be unmistakable. This can be easily done with a toothpick, though takes a bit of patience.
While those little Creepers are cooling, cut up your Rice Krispie into equal squares (or as close as you can get to uniform squares).
Then, gently press the chocolate faces into the tops of the squares. Viola! Rice Krispie Creepers!
I’ve been told – from a very grateful birthday boy – that these were a big hit!
Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography
Wow! These are so cute! I’m loving the color, and the creativity :). I’ve never heard of a “creeper” before but I can totally get behind Minecraft if it means I get to eat rice krispie treats!
Thanks Kelsie! My kids are Minecraft fiends, and well those pesky creepers love to blow up everything. So needless to say, my kids love them. Add a few Krispies and they are happy campers. Thanks for commenting.
Liam is so handsome! My godbrothers would love these- I’ll be sure to make them next time I go over to their house because all they do is play minecraft! Thanks for the great idea, Cindy.
Awww, thanks Kendall. Seems that everyone knows someone who is crushing big-time on Minecraft! This is sure to be a hit.
How fun! I’m going to make these for my nephew’s. They are big Minecrft fans.
Haha I am not the mum of a minecraft addicted kid but my sister and both housemates are nuts for it (all in their mid to late twenties I might add haha) Will have to make them a batch of these the next time they fall down an all day minecrafting hole. Cute recipe Cindy 🙂
Hiya, that is hilarious. Mid-twenties? That is really funny – my kids might give them a run for their money. Thanks for the sweet comments!
I’ve never heard of a ‘creeper’ before. Though, I have heard of Minecraft. What a cute recipe! I’m sure that were a big hit with your son and his friends! I wonder what he’ll request on his next birthday 🙂 ? Least all those requests and decorating will keep you on your toes, right 😉 ? Have a wonderful weekend, Cindy!
For sure they keep me on my toes, so much so that my son on any given day might request a cake pop for an after-school snack! Geeze. But, I wouldn’t want it any different! I love it really.
Soooo cute! I know my niece would absolutely love these with her Minecraft obsessions – as you know all too well now. Ha!
Thanks Lorna. I think your niece would be all over this!
My daughter is crazy for Minecraft. I am definitely keeping this recipe on hand to surprise her with.
April, my boys love these Krispies. The combo is sure to be a hit!
These are just too cute! Love it!
Thanks Tessa. I love them too! Serve them up to kids and they will make some sweet giggles!
The hubs and I don’t have any kids… well,one’s that only walk on 2 legs that is. 🙂 BUT I know what Minecraft is! These rice krispies are amazing! Seriously, girl, your creativity is unbelievable! I bow down to your brilliance! <3
Thanks Chey! What a sweet compliment. We love the 2 legged kiddos too!