Frankencrispies - Candy Coated Culinista

Frankencrispies – Candy Coated Culinista

I wanted some quick and easy yet totally cool and attention grabbing Halloween treats for the kids at church, my God-Kids and my friends.

From Canadian Living

Yield/Serving: 16 squares
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty level is: Easy

• 5 cups mini marshmallows
• ¼ cup butter
• 1 tsp vanilla
• ½ tsp peppermint extract (optional)
• Green paste food colouring
• 6 cups rice crisp cereal
• 1 cup black chocolate wafers
• 32 red mini candy-coated chocolate pieces, (such as M & M’s)
• 16 small ridged black licorice, tubes cut in half

1. In Dutch oven or large heavy saucepan, melt marshmallows with butter over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth, about 6 minutes. Stir in vanilla, peppermint extract (if using) and enough food colouring to tint as desired. Stir in cereal until coated.
2. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish; let cool on
rack, about 30 minutes. Transfer to cutting board. Cut into quarters lengthwise, then crosswise, to make 16 rectangles.
3. In microwaveable bowl, melt coating chocolate on high, stirring after 30 seconds, until smooth, about 1 minute. Using spoon or piping bag, spread chocolate over top quarter of each rectangle
for hair; add mouth, eyebrows and scars as desired.
4. Dab some of the remaining chocolate onto 1 side of each red candy piece; press onto rectangles for eyes. Dab some of the remaining chocolate onto 1 end of each licorice piece; press 1 onto each side of rectangles to make neck bolt. Let stand until set, 5 minutes.

• Use red or any coloured thin licorice like candy if you don’t like licorice flavour like myself, and most kids.
• Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Please Enjoy

“Woah cool”, “these are so cute”, “I’m going to take a picture”. These comments made me feel great. I think I did a good job and these treats were enjoyed by all my little ones and my friends. All the kids eyes got big and they ate them really fast. I think that means they like it as kids can be the harshest of critics.

My thoughts
I didn’t know if they’d be a hit or not so I only made 16 treats, and apparently I needed to make more. “C.C. you forgot me” Next I will see if these will be favourable by the older adults, granted one adult said “I saw these and thought they were a toy until they started eating it. You really have a talent there, keep it up.” So motivators are all around and are not solely Mr. C. anymore, which is great. I was just thinking to myself that if she only saw other foods I’ve made then she’d be floored.

***I loved making these so much that I decided to make a second batch this evening for the girls at my gym glass tomorrow.

Frankencrispies - Candy Coated Culinista

Frankencrispies – Candy Coated Culinista

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