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Franken-Snacks

Franken-Snacks
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 12
A frightfully yummy snack mix that you can whip up for your next get-together or school party.
By Gourmet Mom
Updated July 21, 2015

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Corn Chex™ cereal
  • 1 package unsweetened Lemon-Lime Kool Aid
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ounce vanilla candy coating
  • 1/4 cup Cheerios™ cereal
  • 3 cups Kix™ cereal
  • 2 cups Trix™ Cereal
  • 3 cups mini pretzels
  • 1 bag goldfish crackers
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate candies
  • Toothpick
  • Waxed paper
  • Baking spray
  • 1 oz chocolate candy coating

Steps

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 225° F and spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2
    Heat the sugar, syrup and margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil for 3 minutes (do not stir).
  • 3
    Remove from heat and stir in soda and Lemon-Lime Kool Aid.
  • 4
    Pour over 6 cups Chex™ Cereal and stir gently. Spread onto greased cookie sheet.
  • 5
    Bake at 225° F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and while still warm, set 20-30 pieces on another greased cookie sheet to use as your Frankenstein's. Cool completely, stirring occasionally if desired.
  • 6
    To assemble Frankensteins, melt chocolate candy coating in a small microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds. Stir well.
  • 7
    Dip one end of a Chex™ square into the chocolate. This is your hair. Set on wax paper to dry.
  • 8
    Using a toothpick, dip end into chocolate and draw two eyes and a mouth on your creature. Repeat with all 20-30 squares.
  • 9
    Melt vanilla candy coating as above. Dip two Cheerios™ in coating and attach to sides of Frankenstein (these are his bolts). Let dry completely.
  • 10
    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!

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • 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!
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