Mummy Heads

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These cute Mummy Heads are fun for a kid’s Halloween party.  They’re oval Rice Krispie treats with dried cranberry eyes and gauze wrapped around to create the look of a mummy.

Mummy Heads

After making your Mummy Heads, be sure to let them sit for about an hour.  This will make them less sticky, and then it’s safe to wrap the gauze around them.

If you’re looking for more recipes for a kid’s Halloween party, you might also enjoy my Black Cat Cookies or these Eyeball TrufflesWitch Finger Cookies, Halloween Marshmallow Pops, and Gooey Monster Cookies are also fun kid Halloween treats!

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Mummy Heads

These Mummy Heads are a cute Rice Krispie treat for a Halloween party.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Total Time 46 minutes
Servings 12 mummies
Calories 151kcal
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween, rice krispie treats


  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies (more, as needed)
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • waxed paper
  • 24 dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 12 15-inch strips gauze (15 feet total)


  • In a large pot, melt the marshmallows and butter. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add the cinnamon and Rice Krispies. Stir until completely blended. If the mixture seems too wet and sticky to work with, add a little more Rice Krispies.
  • Lay out a piece of waxed paper on the counter. Spray clean hands with cooking spray. Shape the krispies mixture into 12 oval shapes. (Re-spray hands while working with the cereal mixture, as needed). Place the shapes on waxed paper.
  • Mix the powdered sugar with a little bit of water to create a "glue." Use the sugar-glue to attach eyes to each oval. Spoon a little sugar glue onto where you'd like the eyes to be, then place two cranberries on top of the 'glue.' Let set for about an hour.
  • Wrap the mummies. *Don't add the gauze before allowing the mummies to set or you'll end up with gauze sticking to the marshmallow treat! Starting at one end of the gauze, wrap around the mummy head to cover it entirely, leaving a peek hole for the eyes (as shown in the photo). Use a small piece of tape to fasten, or press the other end of the gauze gently into the head to stick. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.


Serving: 1mummy head | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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  • Debra wrote:


  • Rebecca wrote:

    I wrapped the mummy heads in strips of Phyllo Dough instead of gauze. It looks great, and then you don’t have to bother unwrapping them! They’re fully edible, with no leftover gauze strings.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      @Rebecca, Great idea!!

  • Agnes wrote:

    That is adorable! That’s my kind of Halloween treat!

  • RisaG wrote:

    What a cute idea. Love it.

  • meaghan wrote:

    I adore these! Very clever.

  • Marge wrote:

    What a cute idea. And it is easy enough the kids could help with it.
    Thanks for the tip about waiting to wrap in gauze – I could just see how this would spoil the effect.

  • Mixing Bowl Mama wrote:

    I love these! Brilliant idea and so much fun.

  • Deb wrote:

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I featured your yummy recipe on my blog today! Stop by and take a look at it!

    fyi: I feature unique handmade items from around the world and I’ve been featuring Halloween all month and this is the finale post!


  • Natalie wrote:

    What a unique idea! These mummy heads are too cute. I don’t have any kids and won’t be handing out candy this year but I may make these as a Halloween treat for my boyfriend since he loves rice krispies treats!

  • liz wrote:

    brilliant idea! the little one will be delighted to help make these. thanks for sharing!

  • federica wrote:

    wow una bellissima idea golosa!

  • Kitty wrote:

    Wow! Those are too, too cute!