These Frankenstein & Monster Rice Krispies Treats are the perfect Halloween treat. Kids love them, especially on a stick. Make these for your Halloween party!
Do you love scary things? NOT ME! I am literally the biggest baby ever. I'm pretty sure the last scary movie I watched was "The Ring" and it made me want to pee my pants. My older brother picked me up after the movies and we almost hit a deer on the way home, which caused me to almost have a second heart attack. Pretty much after that, I kept it totally "G" rated for Halloween and I have never looked back.
This recipe is a really good example of how I roll. I started making these for my daughter who turns 11 this week, when she was about five years old, and they really stuck. I just think they are the cutest thing. Back when we could bring food to school, they always made their way to her birthday celebrations, wrapped individually for each student. Oh, those were the days.
We are having a small birthday party this Friday and I'm excited to whip up another batch.
If you love Rice Krispie Treats, make sure to try my Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats too!
Servings and Time to Make:
Servings: 9 treats
Time to Prep: 30 minutes
Time to cool: 45 minutes
Total Time to Make: 1 hour, 15 minutes
(Not pictured: Black Sparkle Gel by Wilton for the smile and Frankenstein's little head gash. I totally forgot it until the end and had to run to the store. Any kind of writing icing will work with a small tip)
Ingredients for Frankenstein Rice Krispies and Monster Rice Krispies:
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 6 cups rice krispies cereal
- 5 ½ cups mini marshmallows
- 16 ounce vanilla candy coating
- 3 drops each of purple and green food coloring
- 2 ounces of black sugar sprinkles
- candy eyes (You need about 18 eyes)
- (9) 6 inch treat sticks
- Black writing gel (near the birthday candles in the baking section) Look for a skinny tip
- You will also need a 8x8 pan, double boiler or microwave, and parchment paper
How to Make These Frankenstein and Monster Rice Krispies Treats:
Make the rice krispie treats:
First, line the 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
Heat a large pot over medium low heat, and add in butter. I let my butter get a bit brown, because I love the butterscotch flavor it creates. Just be sure not to burn it.
Next, add in the marshmallows. Stir them frequently until melted completely. Turn off the heat and add the cereal to the pot, stirring well to incorporate.
Transfer the mixture into the 8x8 pan. I like to rip off another piece of parchment paper to push on the top of the mixture to really form it into the 8x8 pan. Push it in really good. The parchment paper keeps your hands clean, which is awesome because it's super sticky.
Allow the rice krispies to cool for about 45 minutes.
Carefully remove the entire square onto a piece of parchment paper and cut into 9 equal squares.
Let's make them festive:
Insert a treat stick into each square.
Melt the vanilla candy coating in the microwave or in a double boiler. I made my own double boiler with a pot filled ¼ full with water and a glass bowl. Melt it on low heat.
Pour the candy coating into two bowls. One bowl will be colored purple and one green. Add 3 to 4 drops of food coloring into each bowl and stir it up good.
Get a large, clean piece of parchment paper ready to fit all of your rice krispies on after coating.
Pour a pile of black sugar sprinkles onto a plate.
Next, take your rice krispie treats and dip it in to the green coloring. Use a silicone spatula to help spread it along the rice krispie. Don't depend on the stick, you have to hold to bottom of the krispie treat with your hands. I only spread the coating really thick on the front and go light on the back and sides. Once you are finished, dip the green ones in the black sugar sprinkles to give Frankenstein some hair (Only do these with the green).
Add the eyes and set on parchment paper.
Work quickly so that the candy coating doesn't harden. I set my purple bowl over by the stove to keep it warmer.
I typically do 5 Frankensteins and 4 monsters. For the monsters, just dip it in the purple, set on parchment paper and add either 1 or 3 eyes.
After you are finished with all of them, use the black gel to add smiles or frowns on them, and add a little mark for Frankensteins stitches/ head wound (ewww). *Be careful with these if you have to transport them. You may want to just wait to add the black gel until serving. It gets all over if you put it into a baggie.*
That's it! How stinking cute are these?Print