Whatcha Lookin’ At Monster Mash Treat Boxes

By Bree Hester /

It’s that time of year! Halloween is right around the corner. My kids aren’t into scary Halloween, but they like a little bit of creepy. What is creepier than your snack looking back at you? 

I made these scary-cute treat boxes with a few items from the craft store, custom labels, and free clip art I found on the Internet. I like low effort, high impact and I was super happy with how these boxes turned out. 

I bought black treat boxes and knew that I could very easily jazz them up and make them super cute. I started with a fun label using  Pinhole Press’ Bold Wine Bottle Labels.  I found free eye ball clip art and uploaded that as my image. I typed some text and they were ready to go. 

Next, I found some more eye clip art and added a few different ones and added them as the image to Pinhole Press’ Photo Sticker Sheets.

The MVP of these treat boxes are candy eyeballs. I found both sizes at my local craft store and they were the inspiration for this whole project. I mixed up a batch of monster mash (AKA puppy chow or muddy buddies) and Halloween colored sprinkles. 

Monster Mash is one of the simplest treats to make and it is highly addictive. Kids LOVE it. (If you are peanut-free you can use any nut butter you like.) 

I added the Monster Mash to the boxes, making sure to have some big eyes sitting on the top so that when you open the box, you have something looking at you. I closed the boxes and added the wine labels. My absolute favorite part is the eye stickers all over the box. I took a few strands of Halloween colored ribbon and tied them up. How cute are these treat boxes? 

Whatcha Lookin’ At Monster Mash 

- 9 cups rice cereal

- 1 cup white chocolate chips

- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter

- 1⁄4 cup butter

- 1 teaspoon vanilla

- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar

- 1⁄2 cup white candy melts Candy eyeballs (both large and small) Halloween sprinkles 

- Add rice cereal to a large bowl and set aside. 

In a microwave-safe bowl, add white chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave on high for one minute. Stir, and continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted and smooth. Add vanilla and stir to combine. 

Pour melted white chocolate mixture over rice cereal. Toss to coat the cereal completely. Pour into a large zip-top bag. Add powdered sugar, seal tightly, and shake to coat with sugar. 

Pour onto a rimmed baking sheet. 

Melt candy melts according to the package directions. Drizzle over cereal and generously add sprinkles and candy eyes. Let set for 30 minutes. 

Store in an airtight container.

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