These Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats are an easy Halloween treat the kids will love!
I’ve said before that I’m not really a “cute food” kind of girl. I worked in a bakery for awhile where I learned some decorating techniques, but after trying my hand at a few wedding cakes, I decided it was way too tedious for me. I don’t really like fussing over my food. I’d rather just eat it.
There are two exceptions to my anti-decorating, anti-cute food stance. One is holiday cut out cookies, because OBVIOUSLY Christmas isn’t complete without some stars and mangers covered in colored frosting.
I’m working on a tight nap-time schedule these days, so time consuming treats are out. Instead I went straight for an old favorite: the rice krispy treat. Universally loved and ridiculously easy to make, rice krispy treats are basically a blank canvas for Halloween fun, starting with these Frankenstein treats.
I discovered a long time ago that chocolate dipped rice krispie treats are amazing, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized they’d also make the perfect Frankensteins! This is so simple, even you non-decorators can pull it off, I promise! Add a couple of drops of green food coloring to your usual rice krispies treat recipe then dip the ends in melted chocolate. Boom. Instant Frankenstein hair! I used a zip lock bag with more melted chocolate to quickly pipe on the mouths and a dab of white chocolate for the eyes. In about 10 minutes time, you’ll have a parade of adorable little Frankenstein monsters everyone will love. Here’s to easy Halloween treats!
Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats
- 5 Tablespoons butter
- 1 10 oz. package marshmallows
- 6 drops green food coloring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch salt
- 6 cups rice krispies cereal
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 8 ounces milk or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped and melted
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted
- Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the bag of marshmallows and cook, stirring often, until marshmallows are melted. Add the pinch of salt, vanilla, and green food coloring and stir until the color is evenly distributed. Stir in Rice Krispy Treats and mini marshmallows. Stir until krispies are coated and mini marshmallows are just starting to melt.
- Turn the mixture out into the prepared pan. Grease your fingers with cooking spray then press the mixture into an even layer. Allow to cool.
- Place ⅔ of the melted chocolate in a bowl for dipping and the remainder in a piping bag or zip lock baggie with the tip cut out. Fill another piping bag or zip lock baggie with the melted white chocolate.
- Cut the rice krispies into rectangles. Dip one end of the Rice Krispies in the melted chocolate.. Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Use your piping bag to pipe two large dots of white chocolate for the eyes. Use the piping bag with the dark chocolate to pipe a smaller dot on top of the white chocolate and to make the stitched mouth. Allow the treats to set up for 1-2 hours, or until the chocolate dries.