Make Halloween monstrously fun with homemade Frankenstein treats
Frankenstein goodies never looked or tasted so good, and they're easy too. What a fun way to usher in a monster of a holiday.
Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats are anything but scary. They’re delicious and festive and would make a great snack to enjoy before heading out to trick-or-treat or for any type of Halloween gathering.
These treats are a good way to get the kids involved too. Think of the fun you’ll have decorating them. If you’d like, you can turn them into a sort of Halloween pop by adding colorful (but sturdy) straws to the bottoms.
Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Inactive time: 20 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 (10.5 ounce) bag mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies (or other crispy rice cereal)
- Green food coloring (5-6 drops)
- 5 ounces chocolate chips
- 1/2 tablespoon shortening
- Candy eyes (you can find these at most craft stores or in the baking aisle at the grocery store)
- 1 tube black cake decorating gel in a piping container (the thinner the tube opening, the better)
- 36 pieces candy corn to use as Frankenstein’s neck bolts
- Candy sticks or sturdy straws (about 5 inches long; optional)
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set it aside.
- Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, and set it aside.
- To a large stockpot or Dutch oven over low heat, add the margarine. When the margarine has melted, add the marshmallows.
- Stir the marshmallows occasionally, and when melted, add the food coloring. Mix to combine.
- Add the crispy rice cereal to the pot, and mix to combine.
- Transfer the mixture to the baking pan, and use your hands to gently press it down evenly across the pan.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely before decorating. If you’re in a rush, refrigerate it for 20 minutes or so.
- Cut the treats into 3 rows and 6 columns. Each rectangular piece will be the Frankenstein head. Remove from the pan, and place each piece on the baking sheet.
- Carefully insert 2 pieces of candy corn (pointed ends inward), 1 on each side, on the bottom portions of the treats. These will be Frankenstein’s neck bolts.
- If you’re using candy sticks or straws to transform these into pops, then insert them into the bottom of each treat at this point.
- Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave in 15-second increments, until melted.
- Use a spoon to coat the top portion of each rectangle with the chocolate (this will be Frankenstein’s hair, so the chocolate should go about 1/8 of the way down).
- Set on the parchment, and allow the chocolate to harden before continuing to decorate.
- Add a dab of chocolate to the back of each candy eye, and press it gently but firmly into the treat.
- Use the black decorating gel to draw on Frankenstein’s mouth.