Bring these Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats to life in the comfort of your kitchen and watch as they disappear before your eyes. With just a few ingredients you’ll get picture-perfect, spooky treats that are the ultimate Halloween dessert!
Grease a 9x13-inch pan and line with parchment paper (optional) and set aside.
Put ½ stick butter in the saucepan and heat on low until melted, about 1 minute.
Mix in the marshmallows and stir constantly until melted, 4-5 minutes. Keep the heat low because you do not want to overcook the marshmallows.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and green food coloring.
Pour the Rice Krispies into the pan of melted marshmallow mixture.
Carefully fold together the marshmallow mixture and Rice Krispies until completely combined.
Transfer the Rice Krispies mixture into the buttered pan. Press until flat and even. If it’s sticky, use another piece of parchment paper on top to help press down the treats.
After they are set, remove the Rice Krispies treats from the pan and cut into desired shapes.
In the microwave, melt half (½ cup) of the mini chocolate chips for 20 seconds and stir. Repeat at 10-20 second intervals until all chips are melted.
For Frankenstein’s hair, dip the top of each rectangle into the chocolate. Pull down strands of hair with a toothpick.
Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips on the top of the hair, then lay each piece on waxed paper to dry.
Glue the candy eyes to the Frankenstein treats with a little melted chocolate and a toothpick. (The chocolate should not show).
Fill a ziplock bag with remaining melted chocolate, snip a small corner off, and pipe a zigzag or “stitched” mouth onto Frankenstein.
If desired, stick mike and ike’s candies on both sides of the head, fastening with a toothpick or melted chocolate if necessary.
Let the treats sit for another 20 minutes, until the chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!
To Store: Store your Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats in an airtight container or ziploc bag, at room temperature for up to 3 days. When storing these treats you can stack them with waxed paper in between layers, so that you can fully fill your container. You want to be sure to press out any extra air, if possible, so that your treats last longer.
To Freeze: Freeze in an airtight container or ziploc bag, for up to 6 weeks. Thaw frozen treats for 15 minutes, at room temperature, before eating.
Tips:This recipe will make about 12 Frankensteins. You can also choose to make mini Frankensteins and cut the treats smaller. If you’re making a lot of “baby” Frankensteins, you will get approximately 27 treats out of a 9x13-inch pan. Make sure you get the right size of candy eyes and “bolts” for the size of monster you want to create.