New Halloween Recipe: Creepy Crawly Rice Pudding

Creepy Crawly Rice Pudding Recipe

It’s funny how something as simple – and as good – as rice pudding can become disgusting when you call it something else. Like, well…maggots. My kids actually call this recipe Maggot Rice Pudding (hey, they are seven!) but truthfully, any recipe can be scary or gross with the right wording.

If you are having a Halloween party, this rice pudding is a great one to add to the mix. Kids and adults alike will enjoy it! Kids will likely prefer the gross factor, while adults will enjoy its wholesome flavor. If you really want to set the mood, serve in one large or eight small decorative bowls and place on a spider web-lined tray (be sure to throw in a few plastic spiders too!).

Combine 1 ½ cups water, ¾ cups medium-grain rice (this size resembles the creepy crawly critters the best) and ½ teaspoon kosher salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed.

Creepy Crawly Rice Pudding Recipe

Add two cans of lowfat evaporated milk, 6 tablespoons granulated sugar and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon; stir well.

Creepy Crawly Rice Pudding Recipe

Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes or until creamy. The consistency should be like that of the image above.

Creepy Crawly Rice Pudding Recipe

Stir a small portion of rice mixture into 1 large beaten egg (image above); add back to rice mixture and mix well. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract.

Creepy Crawly Rice Pudding Recipe

Transfer pudding to spooky serving bowl or eight individual bowls. Serve warm (this is how I like it) or cover with plastic wrap, pressing wrap onto the pudding (this will prevent a skin from forming). Refrigerate for 2 hours or until cold.

Creepy Crawly Rice Pudding Recipe

Before serving, sprinkle with chopped Butterfinger, Crunch or Baby Ruth Fun-Size Candy Bars.


More Spider Halloween Recipes:

Spiderweb Munch Recipe
Spiderweb Munch
Cobweb Cupcakes Recipe
Cobweb Cupcakes
Spiderweb Brownies Recipe
Spiderweb Brownies
Raisinet Spiders Recipe
Raisinet Spiders


  1. Posted October 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love this recipe! Fun for kids and adults!

    I really enjoyed meeting you at BlogHer Food. I wish we had more time to visit. Next time:) Be in touch!

    • Posted October 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Maria – I am so happy we met at BlogHer Food. Next time, let’s set aside more time to talk. 🙂 Thanks for your comments on this recipe. It is one of my faves!

  2. Posted October 15, 2010 at 11:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Rice pudding is a super idea for a ‘googly’ dessert! Love your Rainet Spiders too.

  3. Janice
    Posted October 28, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Creepy, crawly things are great for Halloween. On top of rice pudding…yum! Halloween recipes are so much fun. I work with Better Recipes and have been experimenting with gross dishes. Check out the monster eyeballs or graveyard dip…more easy recipes. Gross Halloween Recipes

  4. Posted October 29, 2010 at 10:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    The Cinna-mummies are so cute! Here’s another Goulish recipe called Green Monster Dip (it sneaks in some good nutrition too)

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