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Easy Toddler Treats

Healthier Halloween Treats To Make With Your Toddler

Spooky costumes, glowing pumpkins, and a plethora of candy could only mean one thing -- Halloween is amongst us! Meet Bethany Trainer; she and her husband, Derek Trainer, are the Dynamic Duo who run The Trainer Group at simpliHŌM. Bethany and her family strive to provide healthy eating options for their family, including Halloween treats. 

When asked why it is essential to maintain healthy, balanced food options for her family, she told us, "Cooking healthy meals and using healthier alternatives to cooking is important to our family. It is a lifestyle we want to instill in our children. I have also learned that cooking with your children helps teach them how to eat healthily and make informed choices about their food." Thanks to Bethany for sharing these tasty, "healthier" Halloween treats with us! I know what I will be baking up this month!

"Healthier" Monster Rice Krispies 


  • 3tbsp of Earth Balance Butter

  • 1 bag Jett puffed Marshmallows 

  • 6 cups of Cascadian Farm Rice Cereal 

  • 1 bag of pink Candy Melts

  • 1 bag of yellow Candy Melts

  • 1 bag of green Candy Melts

  • 1 bag of blue Candy Melts 

  • 1 container of small edible eyeballs 

  • 1 container of large edible eyeballs

  • 1 Avocado cooking spray

  • Wax paper

1. In a large saucepan, melt 3tbsp butter over low heat. I used Earth Balance Soy Free. 

2. Add a bag of Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. Stir until completely melted and remove from heat. 

3. Add 6 cups of Rice Cereal. I used Cascadian Farm Organic. Stir until well-coated.

4. Using a buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press the mixture into a 13x9x2 inch pan coated with avocado cooking spray. 

5. After Rice Krispies have cooled, decorate using different colors of candy melts heated in individual dishes. Coat just the top part of the Rice Krispy, and add edible eyeballs for a cute and fun monster look!