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Frankenstein AND Pumpkin Rice Krispies

This recipe makes both Frankenstein and Pumpkin Rice Krispies! If you just want to make one or the other, follow the directions to making the krispies treats, but don't separate the marshmallow mixture into two parts. Instead, simply dye the single marshmallow mixture either green for all Frankenstein krispies or orange for all pumpkin krispies. The rest of the "decoration" ingredients will need to be doubled. If you are just making the Frankenstein krispies, you'll want to use a 9 x 9 pan and you'll have thicker Krispies treats.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloween Treats
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Frankenstein krispies and 8-10 pumpkin krispies
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups rice kripsies, separated

For the Frankenstein Krispies

  • Green Food Coloring
  • 1/3 cup Black Candy Melts or milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Optional: chocolate jimmie sprinkles
  • 24 miniature Reese's cups
  • 24 large edible eye candies
  • Edible Black Food gel

For the Pumpkin Krispies

  • Orange Food Coloring
  • 12 miniature Reese's cups
  • 24-36 miniature green M&Ms

Instructions

  • Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper (or foil) and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, add the butter and place over medium heat. Melt, stirring occasionally. As soon as the butter is melted, add 8 cups of the miniature marshmallows. Stir constantly until the marshmallows are JUST melted.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the salt, and vanilla extract. Separate the mixture evenly into 2 bowls. Dye the marshmallow creme in one bowl green and the other bowl orange.
  • Add 3 cups rice krispies cereal to each bowl. 

For the Frankenstein Krispies

  • Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated and then press the mixture gently into the prepared pan. Lightly spritz your hands with cooking spray and then gently press down the krispies treats. Don't press them too hard as you'll get a denser krispie treat.
  • Set the krispies aside to harden a bit. Meanwhile add the black candy melts or milk chocolate and vegetable oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Cut out the krispies to 12 even sized bars. Dip the top of each bar into the melted chocolate. If desired, add chocolate sprinkles to the top. Using the remaining melted chocolate and a spoon, carefully spoon some of the melted chocolate onto the back of the edible eyes and press to attach right below the "hair." Do the same for the miniature Reese's on both sides of the krispie treat.
  • Let harden and then use the black food gel to pipe a zig-zag line for a mouth.

For the Pumpkin Krispies

  • Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated and then lightly spritz your hands with cooking spray. Grab a handful of the krispies mixture and gently form into a ball. Avoid compressing the treat too much as you don't want a hard/dense treat.
  • Press a miniature reese's cup into the top of the pumpkin and re-shape as necessary to form the ball and get the reese's cup to hold in place.
  • Press in 1-3 miniature M&Ms to make it look like small leaves.