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Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats #DIY

Elevate Your Snack Game with Playful Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats!

Get ready to transform your beloved Rice Krispies Treats into delightful Frankenstein creations. These treats are not only a breeze to prepare but also promise a joy-filled eating experience.

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Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 treats


  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Green food coloring
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • Black or Dark Chocolate Frosting
  • Candy eyes

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How to Make Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats:

  1. Prep Your Pan:

    • Line a 13×9 baking pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides for easy removal.
    • Give the foil a light coating of nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. Melt and Mix:

    • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
    • Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until they are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Get that Ghoulish Green:

    • Gradually add 2 to 3 drops of green food coloring at a time to the melted marshmallow mixture, stirring until you achieve your desired shade of Frankenstein green.
  4. Cereal Fusion:

    • Remove the saucepan from heat and promptly stir in the rice cereal. Add the cereal in 2-cup increments to ensure even coating.
  5. Spread the Spooky Base:

    • Transfer the cereal mixture into the prepared pan and use a nonstick cooking spray-coated rubber spatula to spread it evenly.
  6. Let It Set:

    • Allow the mixture to rest for 20 to 30 minutes until it’s firm and holds its shape.
  7. Lift and Slice:

    • Use the foil overhang to lift the treats from the pan, and place them on a cutting board.
    • Cut the treats into 12 rectangles for individual servings.
  8. Create the Creature:

    • With black icing, let your artistic side shine as you draw in the iconic Frankenstein features – the hair, eyebrows, and a mischievous mouth. Feel free to add “stitches” as desired.
  9. Eyes of Candy:

    • Dot a dollop of black icing where you want the eyes to be and gently press the candy eyes onto the icing.
  10. Savor the Spookiness:

  • Your Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats are now ready to delight both your taste buds and your imagination. Enjoy the playful and tasty creation you’ve brought to life!


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Expert Tips:

  • To make spreading the cereal mixture easier, coat your spatula with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Experiment with different shades of green food coloring to give your Frankenstein treats a unique and eerie appearance.
  • If you want to get creative, use additional icing colors to add extra details to your Frankenstein faces, like scars or bolts.

Storage and Leftovers:

    • Store the treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days for optimal freshness.

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Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats Recipe FAQs

Q1: Can I use a different color of food coloring for the treats? A1: Absolutely! While the classic Frankenstein green adds to the spookiness, feel free to experiment with other colors to create your own unique monster-themed treats.

Q2: Can I use homemade marshmallows instead of store-bought? A2: Definitely! Homemade marshmallows can add an extra layer of flavor and texture to your treats. Just ensure they’re melted completely for a smooth mixture.

Q3: How do I prevent the mixture from sticking to my hands when pressing it into the pan? A3: Coat your hands with a light layer of nonstick cooking spray or butter before pressing the mixture into the pan. This will help prevent sticking and make the process easier.

Q4: Can I use different types of frosting for the details? A4: Of course! While the recipe suggests using black or dark chocolate frosting for the details, you can get creative with other colors or flavors to give your Frankenstein faces a personal touch.

Q5: Can I make these treats in advance for a party? A5: Absolutely! These treats can be made a day in advance. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. However, add the frosting and candy eyes just before serving to keep them looking fresh.

Q6: Can I freeze Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats? A6: Freezing can affect the texture of Rice Krispies Treats, but if you must, wrap individual treats tightly in plastic wrap and then place them in an airtight container. Thaw them at room temperature before enjoying.

Q7: Can I use different decorations instead of candy eyes? A7: Definitely! Get creative with your decorations. Mini chocolate chips, colored sprinkles, or even small candy pieces can be used to create unique and spooky expressions.

Q8: How can I adjust the recipe for a larger batch? A8: Simply double or triple the quantities of the ingredients to make a larger batch. Just remember to use a larger pan if needed and adjust your mixing accordingly.

Q9: Can kids help with making these treats? A9: Absolutely! Kids can have a blast assisting with tasks like stirring in the food coloring, pressing the mixture into the pan, and decorating the faces. It’s a fantastic activity for family bonding.

Q10: Can I use different cereals for this recipe? A10: While Rice Krispies cereal is the classic choice, you can certainly experiment with other crispy cereals for a unique twist on the recipe. Just ensure they have a similar texture and weight.

Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats

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Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats #DIY

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Step up your favorite Rice Krispies Treats with these easy Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats. They are so easy to make and so much fun to eat!


  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • green food coloring
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • Black or Dark Chocolate Frosting
  • Candy eyes


  1. Line a 13×9 baking pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.
  2. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Over low heat, melt butter in a medium saucepan.
  4. Add marshmallows and cook until melted and smooth, stirring constantly.
  5. Add food coloring, 2 to 3 drops at a time, until desired shade of green is reached.
  6. Remove from heat
  7. Immediately stir in rice cereal. I do this 2-cups at a time.
  8. Once rice cereal is completely coated, spread the cereal mixture into the prepared pan.
  9. Spread evenly with a rubber spatula, coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  10. Let sit for 20-30 minutes until firm
  11. Use foil to lift treats from the pan.
  12. Cut into 12 rectangles
  13. Using black icing, draw in hair, eyebrows, and mouth. You can add additional “stitches” to your liking.
  14. Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

    The Nutritional Information may not be accurate. This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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