5 from 1 vote
Frankenstein Rice Cereal Halloween Treat with Royal Icing Hair and Gumball Eyes
Freaky Frankenstein Rice Cereal Halloween Treat
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
Surprise and delight all the goblins you know at this year's Halloween party by serving up this easy to make Freaky Frankenstein Rice Cereal Halloween Treat. Think it's too difficult to make? Think again!
Course: Dessert - Halloween, no-bake Halloween treat
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frankenstein Rice Cereal Treat, Halloween rice cereal treat
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 101 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • To make the gumball eyes may be made in advance:
  • 2 white 1" gumballs
  • 3 AmeriColor Gourmet Writer Pens. Red Brown, Black
  • To make the royal icing may be made in advance:
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons dry meringue powder
  • AmeriColor Gel Paste food color. Red Burgundy, and Ultra Black
  • To make the rice cereal treats:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 6 cups of crisp rice cereal
  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • AmeriColor Gel Paste Food Color. Leaf Green and Chocolate Brown
  1. To make the gumball eyeballs:
  2. Draw and color in a circle on two gumballs to resemble an iris in size comparison to the gumball.
  3. Use the red writer to draw squiggly lines to represent the veins.
  4. Draw a black circle in the center of each iris to represent the pupil.
  5. Set aside until ready to assemble Frankenstein.
  6. To make the royal icing:
  7. In a large bowl, use a hand blender to beat the sugar, almond extract, water, corn syrup and meringue powder. The consistency will be that of a loose peanut butter. Add additional water if needed.
  8. Divide the royal icing into two bowls.
  9. One bowl should have approximately 2 cups of the icing. Add several drops of AmeriColor Gel Paste Food Color to the bowl and stir well to thoroughly combine. Add more color if you prefer a darker color.
  10. In a smaller bowl, add a few drops of AmeriColor red, and a few drops of burgundy Gel Paste Food Color to the remaining white royal icing and stir well to combine. Add more color if you prefer a darker color.
  11. Cover both bowls well and store at room temperature if making the icing in advance. No need to refrigerate.
  12. To make and shape the Frankenstein rice cereal treat:
  13. Melt the butter in a slow cooker over medium heat.
  14. Add the marshmallows to the cooker and stir until they're coated with the butter and starting to melt.
  15. Add a few drops of AmeriColor Leaf Grean Gel Paste Food Color to the marshmallows along with a few drops of Chocolate Brown. Stir well to combine and until the marshmallows are completely melted and there are no streaks of color in the mix.
  16. Stir in the crisp rice cereal and mix well to completely combine the marshmallows with the cereal.
  17. Turn the cooker heat to low.
  18. Use non-stick cooking spray on hands and utensils as you mold Frankensteins face into place on a serving platter (see Kudos Kitchen by Renee blog post)
  19. For step by step photo tutorial, please visit:
  20. https://kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/2017/09/frankenstein-rice-cereal-halloween-treat.html
  21. Press Frank's gumball eyes in place and recess them slightly.
  22. Continue working the warm cereal to finish Frank's features (see Kudos Kitchen by Renee blog post)
  23. Pipe the black royal icing in place to form Frank's hair and unibrow.
  24. Pipe red stitches in desired areas on Frank's face.
  25. Add two candies (using the royal icing as glue) to the sides of Frank's jawline as his bolts.
  26. Allow the royal icing to lightly dry before covering.
  27. No need for refrigeration. Will keep for up to one week.
  28. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

AmeriColor Gourmet Writers, AmeriColor Soft Gel Paste, AmeriColor Meringue  Powder, serving tray, slow cooker, non-stick spray, wooden spoon, spatula, paring knife, zip top bags, covered containers, large bowl, medium bowl, small bowls, hand mixer, scissors, spoons, butter knife or offset spatula

Nutrition Facts
Freaky Frankenstein Rice Cereal Halloween Treat
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 101
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.