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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8

This is a perfect "not too spooky" treat for younger kids, although the older ones (aka the ADULTS!) seem to enjoy themselves, too. Also, a great way to clean out the pantry! ...MORE+ LESS-

Gourmet Mom
June 11, 2015


cups Kix™ Cereal
package marshmallows (40 large)
tablespoons butter or margarine
drops green food coloring
package circus peanuts candies
can Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Nonstick cooking spray
Waxed paper
Assorted candies


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  • 1
    Put marshmallows and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high power for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave 1 additional minute.
  • 2
    Remove from microwave and stir in green food coloring.
  • 3
    Pour Kix™ cereal into a large bowl. Pour marshmallow mixture over Kix™ and stir well. Let cool for 3-5 minutes.
  • 4
    After mixture has cooled slightly but is still moldable, spray hands generously with cooking spray (otherwise you'll get VERY sticky!). Scoop out 3/4 cup of the mixture and shape into a firm ball. Place on wax paper to harden.
  • 5
    Repeat with remaining Kix™ mixture and let cereal balls harden (about 30 minutes). Add 2 circus peanut candies on the bottom of each for feet.
  • 6
    Place assorted candies on the table, give each person a small bowl of vanilla icing to use as glue and let everyone create his/her own goblin!

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  • The little spooks and ghouls are coming out to play this month and it's time to have some fun in the kitchen! 

    There are so many great Halloween treat recipes out there but there aren't very many that you can make with small children. Also, many of the Halloween treats were a little too spooky for my toddler. So, we whipped up these Green Goblins to make as a family and it was fun for all ages!

    In fact, my husband got so into it that in addition to decorating his goblin, he made himself a candy tooth!

    Not only is this an easy and tasty family activity, it's a GREAT way to clean out your pantry!  We all know you have little bags of leftover snacks & candy in the corners of your don't?  Well, we certainly did and it was great fun to use them up to create these ghoulish Goblins!

    First you're going to mix Kix, marshmallows and melted butter in a large cauldron...I mean bowl...

    Let cool for a couple minutes until cool enough to handle.  Form into fist-sized balls and place on wax paper to set.  

    When completely cooled (about 30 minutes, you can speed up the process by making them on a baking sheet and popping them in the refrigerator), add two circus peanut "feet" and you're ready to decorate!

    Grab your favorite candies and pantry ingredients and let everyone play Dr. Frankenstein and create his/her own monster!  We had a ghoulishly good time!

    Mandy Heaston is a busy mom, gourmet cook -- and opera singer! She brings FUN (and, yes, singing) to the kitchen with easy recipes that inspire families to cook and eat together. Look for Mandy's posts on Tablespoon, and check her member profile often to see what she's cooking up!

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