Here we welcome the big, the tall, the small, the
mutated, to join in on the monster mash.Celebrate with us the wonderfully wicked and gruesome creatures of the night.
Join in to create your own unique monsters that incorporate a very beloved treat.Rice crispy squares is nostalgic for many and everyone has to at least try this treat once in their lifetime.That's why it can never be left out of Halloween, So invite your friends and family to take part in this spooky activity.
Rice crispy treats are the simplest to whip up and are easily adaptable for a larger crowd.However this time we are kicking it up a notch by bringing our colorful monster alive using candy melts.Make them as creepy,gory or as ghoulish as you see fit to celebrate this Halloween.
These monsters are a crunchy,sweet and sticky treat with a colorful, smooth hard candy shell.Go on and make them yourself.Cut any shape or size of the treat and dip each in your desired candy melt color. Then decorate anyway you wish by using candy eyes,sprinkles,candies etc.Its all about the creativity and seeing where every ones imagination takes them.
Adapted from Rice Crispy Treat Recipe
Yield:Two 13x9 inch pans
12 cups Rice Crisp Cereal
1/3 cup butter or hard margarine
8 cups Miniature Marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla
Candy melts: Purple, Green, Orange and Red
Decorations: Candy eyes: small and big, candies, sprinkles etc.
1.In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Once completely melted, add the miniature marsh mellows, stirring with a wooden spoon, until completely melted. Turn off heat and remove pot.
2.Then add the rice crisp cereal, Stirring until well coated.
3. Then grease two 13x9 inch pans and evenly pressed the rice cereal mixture into each pan. Then let them cool overnight in the fridge. The next day, cut them into a variety of sizes.
4.To decorate, Melt approx. 1 cup of candy melts in a small glass bowl or microwaveable container. Melt 1 cup of the candy melts for 40 seconds to a minute. Stir after and then continue to microwave for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted. Watch carefully!! Candy melts can burn easily.
5.Add approx., 1/2 tsp to 2 tsp of cooking oil to the melted candy melts and stir to combine. The more oil you add the smoother the finish so be sure to gradually add the oil.
Tips: Candy melts harden quickly so its best to have everything prep for your decorating.If candy melts do harden, place in microwave for about 10 seconds to help melt again. Use cooking oil if needed.
6.Decorate by dipping the end of each rice square into the colored candy melt. Use toothpicks to create your design, once done with the design process. Place square on the parchment paper cookie sheet and begin decorating your face with candy eyes, sprinkles, gel icing etc. Tip: Gently push the eyes slightly up towards the top of the monsters head to create an upper eyelid.
7.Now let your monsters set, until harden. Can place in refrigerator overnight, if you like cold rice crispy squares.This is best to do in a group since its such a large batch.