Campsite-Friendly Crispy Halloween Treats

The only thing better than Halloween is spending Halloween at your favorite campground with the family. After you are done trick or treating and going on hayrides, even after you finished carving the pumpkins, you need to make dessert! These Creepy Crispy snacks are the perfect combination of a fun, family activity and a yummy treat to snack on. You can even make the shapes ahead of time and focus on decorating!

Ingredients

Green Batch

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 20+ drops green food coloring
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal

Orange Batch

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 15 drops red food coloring + 30 drops yellow food coloring
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal

Décor

  • 1 (10 oz) package dark chocolate melting disks (dipping chocolate)
  • 1 (10 oz) package white chocolate melting disks (dipping chocolate)
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Small tube of green frosting or green-tinted white chocolate melting disks

Directions

For Each Batch

  1. In a large saucepan melt butter. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring often, until marshmallows have melted. Add green or orange (red + yellow) food coloring. Note: Make sure marshmallow mixture is very brightly colored – once crisp rice is added, it will lessen the color.
  2. Add crisp rice to marshmallow mixture and mix to coat. Repeat with second batch of remaining color.

For Frankenstein

  1. Press green mixture into a greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Refrigerate to set.
  2. Once set, cut into rectangles. Dip the top 1/3 of each rectangle in melted dark chocolate melting discs to make “hair”. Dip eyes in chocolate and add to face. Repeat with remaining rectangles.
  3. Pour a small amount of melted dark chocolate into a zip top bag, cut a tiny hole in one corner and use as a piping bag to create mouth. Stick pretzel stick “bolts” into each side of the monsters’ necks.

For Candy Corn

  1. Press 2/3 of the orange mixture into a greased 9-inch round pan. Refrigerate to set.
  2. Cut into  triangles (like you would a pie). Dip the bottom of each triangle into dark chocolate melting discs. Refrigerate to set.
  3. Dip the tops of each triangle into white melting discs and add candy eyes.

For Pumpkins

  1. Shape remaining orange mixture into small round pumpkins, about 1/2 cup mixture per pumpkin.
  2. Press a pretzel stick into the center of each for the pumpkin “stem.”
  3. Tint a small amount of remaining white chocolate melting discs green with food coloring and place in a zip top bag. Cut a tiny hole in a corner of the bag and squeeze out frosting to create leaves. Alternatively, use a small tube of green frosting.
  4. Dip candy eyes in white dipping chocolate and add to pumpkings

See the Original recipe at http://blog.koa.com/creepy-crispy-treats/

Happy Camping! 🙂