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Frankenstein Rice Cereal Halloween Treat with Royal Icing Hair and Gumball Eyes
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5 from 4 votes

Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treat

Surprise and delight all the goblins you know at this year's Halloween party by serving up this easy to make Freaky Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treat. Think it's too difficult to make? Think again! I'll show you how with my easy step-by-step photo tutorial.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert - Halloween
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 101kcal


  • To make the gumball eyes: may be made in advance
  • 2 - white 1" gumballs
  • 3 food 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
  • Gel 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
  • Gel food color. Leaf Green and Chocolate Brown


To make the gumball eyeballs:

  • Draw and color in a circle on two gumballs to resemble an iris in size comparison to the gumball.
  • Use the red writer to draw squiggly lines to represent the veins.
  • Draw a black circle in the center of each iris to represent the pupil.
  • Set aside until ready to assemble Frankenstein.

To make the royal icing:

  • 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 loose peanut butter. Add additional water if needed.
  • Divide the royal icing into two bowls.
  • One bowl should have approximately 2 cups of the icing. Add several drops of Gel Paste Food Color to the bowl and stir well to thoroughly combine. Add more color if you prefer a darker color.
  • In a smaller bowl, add a few drops of 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.
  • Cover both bowls well and store at room temperature if making the icing in advance. No need to refrigerate.

To make and shape the Frankenstein rice cereal treat:

  • Melt the butter in a slow cooker over medium heat.
  • Add the marshmallows to the cooker and stir until they're coated with the butter and starting to melt.
  • Add a few drops of 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.
  • Stir in the crisp rice cereal and mix well to completely combine the marshmallows with the cereal.
  • Turn the cooker heat to low.
  • Use non-stick cooking spray on hands and utensils as you mold Frankenstein's face into place on a serving platter.
  • Press Frank's gumball eyes in place and recess them slightly.
  • Continue working the warm cereal to finish Frank's features. See blog post.
  • https://www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/frankenstein-rice-cereal-halloween-treat/
  • Pipe the black royal icing in place to form Frank's hair and unibrow.
  • Pipe red stitches in desired areas on Frank's face.
  • Add two candies (using the royal icing as glue) to the sides of Frank's jawline as his bolts.
  • Allow the royal icing to lightly dry before covering.
  • No need for refrigeration. Will keep for up to one week.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Tools and equipment:
Edible Food Writers, Gel Paste food color, 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


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 19g