Some of us grew up enjoying a special confection fare called rice krispy treats. If some of you can recall, there were 2 main varieties. One was made from chocolate and rice krispies wrapped in a brown packaging, and another from rice krispies and marshmallows in a bluish turquoise packaging. If these bars of delight are imprinted in your memories, then this is the perfect Halloween snack for you.
The strawberry preserve used as blood clots can be replaced as well. On the same note, you can also use solely white marshmallows and play around with the food colouring. Just ensure that you don’t use too much colouring as the hue they produce can be very very stark.
Some examples will be using green food coloring and blackcurrant preserve to make hemorrhaged martian brains. Or what about using blue food colouring and omitting the preserve to create oxygen deprived brains? Whichever fits the mood of your Halloween party, go for it.
2 cup marshmallows* (I’m using a mix of white and pink)
3 cups rice krispies (you could use unsalted plain popcorn too)
1 tbsp (15 g) unsalted butter
Strawberry preserve for decorating
Recipe adapted from: A Life of Entertainment
In a medium nonstick saucepan, melt the butter over low heat and add in marshmallows.
Stir with a non-stick spatula until all the marshmallows are melted evenly. BE CAREFUL not to burn the marshmallows.
Turn off heat and add in rice krispies.
Stir until well combined and transfer onto a sheet of non-stick baking paper.
Coat both palms with some oil and mold the rice krispies into brain shape.
Add some strawberry preserve in the middle of each rice krispies.
*If you are not able to find the white and pink marshmallow, simply add in a couple drops of red food coloring to the marshmallows.