Frankenstein Rice Krispy Treats

Presented by Chef Mary Guin

Frankenstein Rice Crispy Treats

Recipe created by Mary Guin, owner and founder of UChef: The Mini Culinary School in a Box.

6 cups rice crispy cereal

3 tablespoons butter

Green food coloring

4 cups miniature marshmallows plus a handful more for decorations

2 cups chocolate chips

  1. Prepare a sheet pan lined with wax paper. Place 6 cups of rice crispy cereal and set aside.
  2. In large pot, melt butter on medium heat. When butter is melted, add marshmallows and 8-10 drops of green food coloring (or until desired color is achieved).
  3. When butter and marshmallow mixture is completely melted, pour 6 cups of rice crispy cereal into pot. Stir until the cereal is well coated.
  4. Pour mixture onto prepared sheetpan and pat into even layer, about 1 inch thick. Allow to set and cool completely before assembling. (For easier handling, place in fridge for 30-60 minutes before assembling.)

To assemble:

  1. When crispies are cooled and set, use a gift tag cookie cutter to cut out Frankenstein head. (If you do not have this cutter, you can simply cut into even rectangles.)
  2. Melt 2 cups of chocolate by heating in microwave for 10 second intervals, stirring in between until intervals until completely melted. About 2 minutes.
  3. Place a small amount of melted chocolate into piping bag or Ziploc bag. Cut very small hole that will be used to create eyes, ears and mouth.
  4. To create hair, dip “head” into melted chocolate and allow to cool and set on wax paper or plate.
  5. For the eyes, cut 1 mini marshmallow into quarters. Roll quartered piece in palms to create eye. Adhere to marshmallow. Using your piping bag create a small pupil on each eye.
  6. For ears, cut 1 mini marshmallow in half. Add small dab of chocolate for glue and adhere to side of crispy.
  7. For mouth, using you piping bag of chocolate, create a zig zag pattern or any other creative twist.
  8. Dip the tip of lollipop stick in chocolate and insert into bottom of head. Place in fridge for 10 minutes for everything to set and harden.

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