Frankenstein Monster Crispies

Frankenstein Crispies
I’m a little too excited about the fact that for the first time ever, I get to bring snacks to Atti’s classroom for the holiday. Oh, all the years I’ve read blogs and pined away for all the amazing things people did for their kid’s classrooms and dreamed of the day I’d get to be the “cool mom” who celebrates in style. Today is my day.

Bear and I sat up in bed one night brainstorming, both overcome with the importance of our inaugural class treat. We wanted to do something adorable and delicious and something neither of us had ever seen before. He really is my best creative partner, and I think these will blow the socks off his classmates.

Melted Marshmellows
In a non-stick saucepan, melt together 1 lb of large marshmallows and 3 Tablespoons butter. Add food coloring to get a creepy green color. This was about 12 drops of green and 8 drops of yellow.

Stir it up
Toss over 4 cups of rice cereal and stir THOROUGHLY.

Cut into pieces
Slather butter all over the inside of a baking dish. I used an 8 x 12, but it’s just rice crispy treats, you can make them thinner or thicker as necessary. Pat into the dish and allow to set up a bit. When cool, but not hard, remove the treats from the pan and cut them into rectangles.

Mush the corners
If you time it right the treats will still be pliable. With a little pinching you can take that rectangle shape and turn it into a chin.

Frankenstein Monsters
Melt milk chocolate in a double boiler, and once they’re firmly set, dunk the flat end of your monster in to make hair. Place on a piece of parchment paper to dry.

Decorate the faces
You’ll also need to make a face, and there are many ways to accomplish this, but I used a little white chocolate for the eyeball, a little more milk for the iris, and then a purple white chocolate mouth. While decorating with icing might be cleaner, the chocolate will dry hard and make it perfect for transport to school. Also, the texture of the rice crispies fights against cleanliness. I found it best to embrace the ragged look and just go with it, it’s pretty fitting for Frankenstein’s monster, after all.

I’m sharing this with Whipperberry