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When it comes to creepy Halloween snack time, this recipe has got everything else beat! Add Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats to your next Halloween snack table and it will be a frightening success.
How to Make Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats
Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. Everything is spooky, scary, creepy, and, when talking about the snacks, delicious.
Candy is great and all, but nothing can beat a good Halloween themed Rice Krispie Treat. If you haven't made our Mummy, Eyeball, Ghost, or Graveyard Rice Krispie Treats yet, you definitely need to check them out. But our absolute favorite is this Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treat recipe.
To start out with this recipe, you need to know how to make our Green Rice Krispie Treats. Then you're just going to need some black icing, black decorating gel, some decorative candy eyeballs, and Miniature Baking sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Start out this recipe by melting 3 tablespoons of butter in a large stock pot. Set your heat to medium and give it a couple of minutes to melt before adding in your marshmallows.
You can do a quicker version of this by following our Microwave Rice Krispie Treats recipe.
Now take your green food coloring and add it into the marshmallow mix. Stir until your marshmallows are the bright green color you desire.
Once again, take your spatula and stir everything together until completely coated in green. If you need to add more green food coloring at this point, feel free to do so.
Take the green marshmallow cereal mixture and add it into the pan. Smoosh everything down into the bottom of the pan until it is completely flat.
You can do this part quicker by sticking it in the refrigerator or the freezer. Otherwise, set your pan of treats to the side for about 15 to 20 minutes to allow them to cool.
Once everything is sufficiently cooled, it is time to cut them. Using a sharp knife, cut your Rice Krispie Treats into 2 x 2 inch squares. One pan should give you about 15 to 16 treats.
Now take out your black icing, black decorative gel, candy decorative eyeballs, and your miniature baking Reese's peanut butter cups.
The first thing you want to do is take the peanut butter cups and put one on either side of Frankenstein's neck. Push them firmly until they sink into the marshmallow treat.
Next, take your decorative candy eyeballs and place them in the center of the treat. We like to do the eyeballs and neck bolts first, because the icing and gel can get kind of messy and you don't want to pick them up and handle them too much.
Now take out your black icing tube and put one thick strip across the top of the green square. This is Frankenstein's famous box top style hair.
Next, take the black decorating gel and put a strip across his forehead and give it some cross marks to look like stitches. If it looks like the lacing on a football, you've done it right.
Finally, again using the gel, it's time to add his mouth. You can give him a frown, an open shocked face, whatever you like.
Repeat this process with all of your Rice Krispie Treats until you're finished.
We hope you enjoy this project. Let us know in the comments down below if you did. And if you have Instagram, add some pictures and tag us.
Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats
- 9x13 Pan
- large stock pot
- 6 Cups Rice Krispies
- 3 tablespoon Salted Butter
- 16 oz Marshmallows
- green food coloring
- black writing gel
- tube black icing
- decorative candy eyes
- miniature Reese's peanut butter cups baking chips
- add the butter & marshmallows in a bowl and melt them together. This can be done in the microwave or on the stove top.
- add in green food coloring
- add in Rice Krispies and mix thoroughly
- spread the mixture into a greased pan with a greased spatula.
- allow mixture to cool (about 30 minutes)
- cut in 2 x 2 inch squares
- add Reese cups to sides as neck bolts
- add a candy eyes
- add strip of black icing across top for hair
- use black writing gel for forehead scar and mouth
- serve & enjoy!