If you need a frightfully yummy snack for your Halloween get-together or class party, Franken-Snacks are a great way to feed a crowd!
You can change up the "Mix-in" ingredients to suit your family's taste (or whatever you need to clean out the pantry!:)), the Chex Frankensteins are what makes this treat truly "Spook-tacular."
My kids love helping make these, just make sure to supervise when boiling the sugar mixture and baking the candy-coated Chex.
Does this look like a spooky brew in a cauldron or what?!
Follow the recipe directions to make the candy-coated Chex. Remove from oven and while still warm; set 20-30 pieces on another greased cookie sheet to use as your "Frankensteins".
To assemble "Frankensteins," melt chocolate candy coating in a small microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds. Stir well. Dip one end of a Chex square into the chocolate. This is your "hair." Set on wax paper to dry. Using a toothpick, dip end into chocolate and draw two eyes and a mouth on your creature. Repeat with all 20-30 squares.
When set (about 5 minutes), melt vanilla candy coating as above. Dip two Cheerios in coating and attach to sides of Frankenstein (these are his "bolts"). Let dry completely.
Mix remaining Chex and other mix-ins in a large bowl. Top with your "Frankensteins" and serve it up to the waiting goblins and ghouls!
You can also spoon into small bags and tie with ribbon for a fun school snack or party favor. Happy Haunting!
Mandy Heaston is a busy mom, gourmet cook -- and opera singer! Look for Mandy's posts on Tablespoon, and check her member profile often to see what she's cooking up!