Most everyone likes Rice Krispie Treats and I thought I would make a family size treat for some Halloween fun! I adapted this idea from a recipe I saved from Woman's World magazine years ago (Oct. '02).
Isn't he sweet? I had so much fun watching "Frank" come to life:) He's simple and fun to make. I'm sure kids of all ages will have a great time helping out with this kitchen craft!
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- Wilton Leaf Green food coloring paste (about a 1/4 teaspoon)
- 6 cups Rice Krispies (or other rice cereal)
- 1small tube black decorating icing
- 5 black licorice bites
- 1 1/2 large marshmallows
- 2 blue M&M's (or other candy)
- 2 pieces white Chiclets type gum
- 2 2" pieces cut from a thick pretzel stick
- 2 large gumdrops
- 1 pouch grape fruit roll up*
* I wanted the purple and couldn't find it anywhere so ended up using the only purple gummy candy I could find, that would work- a gummy tongue:) I flattened it out with a rolling pin and cut it with kitchen scissors to look like Frank's hair.
Coat 8" square baking pan with cooking spray. In pot melt butter over low heat. Stir in marshmallows; cook, stirring, until melted. Tint mixture green with food coloring; remove from heat. Coat inner sides of pot with cooking spray so cereal won't stick; stir in cereal until combined. Spray hands with cooking spray; press mixture into pan. Cool 1 hour. Turn out onto platter.
For the face: For the eyebrow, use icing to attach licorice bites along forehead. For eyes, vertically cut 1 marshmallow in half; with icing attach about 1" apart below brow. For pupils, with icing attach M&M's to eyes. For mouth, use icing and fashion a mouth to your liking. Attach gum below for teeth. Using a knife, cut a hole in the bottom of each gumdrop; insert pretzels. Cut holes near bottom of each side of head; gently press pretzels with gumdrops into holes. For nose, pinch sides of remaining half marshmallow to form triangle, as shown; attach between eyes. For scars, use icing. For hair, horizontally fold fruit roll(*note substitute above) in half; cut into triangles. Arrange triangles along top edge. Ta da! Meet Frank!
My Frankie was featured yesterday on Kathia's blog, Pink Little Cake as part of her "28 Days of Sweet Halloween Ideas." Thanks, Kathia for letting me in on the fun!
This is linked to Alicia's "Tasty Tuesdays" at A beautiful Mess. Lots of fun ideas!
I'm also linked up to Tidy Mom's, I'm Lovin' it Fridays. Check out all the other great ideas!