| Frankenstein Rice Krispies wrapped up in treat bags and tied with a bow |
Hi guys, did you have a great weekend? I certainly hope so! My weekend was a little out of the ordinary – in a very fun way. I spent most of Saturday preparing for a live TV segment that aired on Sunday morning for WTNH News 8 Good Morning Connecticut with anchor, Stephanie Simoni. It aired at 7:15am and that’s pretty early for a Sunday morning and I hope that most of you were still snuggled up in bed! I thought you might like to see some photos that I took in the News 8 Station Studio, and I’ve also included a link to the broadcast in case you are interested in seeing it.
Stephanie asked me to stay behind to do a video for their Facebook page, it is longer and much more relaxed because we didn’t have to watch the clock. Click here to watch the Facebook video. The link will take you to Stephanie’s Facebook page and the video should be in the top left. To get to the Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treat just scroll down…
| me and Stephanie Simoni on the set at News 8 Connecticut |
Today marks the first day in another week-long series dedicated to one of the best holidays of the year. Halloween! Depending on where you live, you might be Trick or Treating on Saturday. In Connecticut, we typically trick or treat on Halloween, regardless of whether it’s a school night. Either way, it is just around the corner and I have some fun and creative DIY Halloween goodies to share with you. Each one is easy to make and kid-friendly, except for the wicked cocktail that will debut on Friday! If you are new to Connecticut in Style, I did a similar week-long series about Halloween-themed ideas and inspo, check here to take you to a blog post that will show you all the things I did last year: Candy Corn Cake, Spider Cupcakes, Mummy Juice Boxes, S’Mores Witches’ Hats and the Suffering Bastard Cocktail.
Halloween Treats – Frankenstein Rice Krispies
I LOVE Rice Krispies Treats! When I was pregnant with Catherine I craved these like crazy and for whatever reason, they helped take the edge of my morning sickness. When it came time to planning content for Halloween, I made two Rice Krispies Treats this year. First were adorable pumpkins, click here to see the post. Next up is my favorite monster, Frankenstein.
Here is the recipe, instructions and step-by-step photos. I hope you enjoy!
- Two 10 ounce bags of mini marshmallows (save a dozen for the neck bolts)
- 1/2 stick of sweet butter
- Two drops of yellow and six drops of green food coloring
- Five cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
- 1/2 cup of melted chocolate, I used chocolate chips
- Candy eyes (available at kitchen and craft stores)
Step 1 – Put the mini marshmallows in a large microwave oven safe bowl and heat for one minute. Add 1/2 stick of sweet butter to the mini marshmallows and heat for another minute. Stir until butter and marshmallows are blended.
Step 2 – Add 2 drops of yellow and 6 drops of green food coloring
Step 3 – Mix food coloring into melted marshmallow mixture
This is the color you are aiming for, a sickly green!
Step 4 – Add five cups of Rice Krispies Cereal and mix until combined
Step 5 – Spray a pan with cooking oil spray and press the mixture into the pan evenly, allow to cool
Step 6 – Once the Rice Krispies have cooled, cut into squares
Step 7 – Using a spoon, paint on Frankenstein’s hair using the melted chocolate
Step 8 & 9 – Using melted chocolate as your “glue” add candy eyes and mini marshmallow neck bolts (the neck bolts in the photo are too high, they look more like ears so I ended up moving them down)
Step 10 – Put some of the melted chocolate into a plastic bag, cut a small opening in one corner (to make a piping bag) and draw on the mouth.
I suggest putting them clear plastic party favor bags and tying them with a festive ribbon.
Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats