Halloween is my favorite holiday, and when I was planning my Halloween party menu, I got it in my head to make some Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats. I made them today and am happy to say there were no hiccups. They were very easy to make, and when I showed them to Mr. Destruction, his face lit up and he laughed. He totally adores them.
You will need:
- Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 bag marshmallows
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Candy eyes
- Green food coloring
First, melt the butter and marshmallows. Then you’ll be needing green food coloring.
I used a mixture of neon green and regular green, about six drops each. I wanted a lighter color, but the neon is a little too bright by itself. If you use just plain green, make sure you add drops past six at a slower pace until you get a good color, maybe two additional drops at a time.
Then you simply mix until it’s nice and green. Add the cereal and mix well, then press into a buttered 9×13 pan. Let cool. Peel the whole sheet of it out and cut into large rectangles for Frankenstein’s head. Cut the round edges off and snack on them. You can also use them to feed snarling monster toddlers staring at you from the kitchen floor.
Melt the chips (or baking bars) in a bowl, then carefully dip one end of the Rice Krispies treat into the chocolate. If the chocolate is goopy and excessive, use a spoon to scrape some off.
Don’t worry about what it will look like, as the spoon can actually make it look like hair lines.
Dip each treat and lay them out on parchment paper. I was able to cut out 10 treats from my tray, though if I’d been more careful I would have ended up with 12. I did have 12, but the last two were a bit too skinny for my liking.
Get a toothpick and use the leftover chocolate to apply the candy eyes to the treat.
The eyes I bought were green and yellow, so I alternated, though you can also do one green and one yellow eye.
Next get a small sandwich baggie, open it, and line a coffee mug. This will help spread open the bag while you scoop the leftover chocolate into it. Squeeze the air out, then close the bag. Snip a tiny little piece a corner of the bag (like super tiny!) and then you’re ready to draw some mouths and noses!
Squeeze chocolate onto the treats to draw the mouths and noses. I made some happy ones.
And some indifferent ones.
Once you’re all done, stick them in the fridge to harden the chocolate. If you want to add the bolts to his head, you can stick mini marshmallows on with more chocolate. Me, I was too lazy. Plus I thought they’d be harder to bag.
Tadah! Very easy and pretty fun. Mr. Destruction cracks up anytime he sees them or photos. As you can see in the bottom left of this photo, the chocolate, once hardened, really does look like Frankenstein’s hair! Pretty cool.
I’m not sure why I didn’t think to make stitch mouths. Brain fart.
As a finishing touch, I put them all in clear bags and secured with twist ties. This is all set for tomorrow!
Did you try this out? Let me know how it went with your kiddos!