Monster Rice Cereal Treats & a Ghoulish Giveaway!

Fork & Beans Halloween EbookI live in a house divided.  David bursts with excitement when jack o’lanterns, bats, and ghouls appear on the shelves of stores.  He loves the smell of plastic masks and gets a thrill from wearing costumes.  I am all about Christmas lights, metallic bulbs, and old decorations pulled out of a box every year, dusty with age and memories.  I love compiling photos from the year to use in Christmas cards, which I write out at the table while crackly records play Christmas music.  David wants to watch movies with ghosts and spirits, while I want to watch A Christmas Carol… with ghosts and spirits.  (Okay.  I guess we can agree on one thing.)

Luckily, this division only means that we get to take turns with decorating and creating seasonal treats.  So when I was contacted by Cara at Fork and Beans about her Halloween Recipe E-book, I knew it was everything David would crave in a cookbook.  After all, in what other cookbook can you find vampires, tombstones, and monsters?  (But don’t be too afraid.  No faces were harmed in the making of her spaghetti & eyeballs.)  All of the dishes are gluten, egg, and dairy free.  In addition, there’s a bonus section with recipes for 10 homemade candy bars!  It’s everything a person needs for a Halloween party or quiet evening spent waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

Halloween Ebook Table of ContentsI’m a longtime fan of Cara and Fork and Beans.  It’s such a creative pursuit, full of fun recipes, and Cara’s wit and witticisms.  She brings a sense of play and joy to every dish.   Like David, she is a Halloween enthusiast in every sense, and so that’s why she’s the perfect person to bring Sugar Cube Skulls to life!  (Wait.  That came out wrong.)

Her cookbook is a mere $7, and today you get a little peek into it with this recipe for Monster Rice Cereal Treats.

Monster Rice Cereal Treats

Monster Rice Cereal Treats

Monster Rice Cereal Treats


  • • 4 cups Dandies marshmallows
  • • 6 cups gluten-free rice cereal
  • • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • • Natural green food coloring
  • • Edible candy eyes
  • • Gauze
  • • Skull cookie cutter


  1. In large saucepan melt the vegan butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add a few green food coloring drops into the mixture and stir until evenly colored.
  3. Add cereal and stir until well combined.
  4. Using wax paper, evenly press mixture into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Allow to cool.
  5. Cut out skull shapes with the cookie cutter.
  6. Wrap each head with gauze and place the edible eyes on by either pressing firmly in the treats or “glue” with royal icing.

Cara has also offered to have one cookbook available for a giveaway!  This giveaway is open to anyone, world-wide.  And if you can’t wait, the Halloween E-book is available here! 

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  1. Deanne O'Donnell says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. The entire day revolves around cooking and loved ones.

  2. April Deters says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. Give me some snow, a tree, lights, and a cup of hot chocolate and I’m in heaven

  3. I’ve always been a huge Cara fan and love what she does at Halloween. Everything is so freaking cute!

  4. I LOVE Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday.

  5. I don’t know as if I have a favorite holiday, but Christmas is definitely one of them. It’s a season of hope & love and filled with family & friends.

  6. Probably have to say Christmas, because we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween, or even really Valentine’s Day in Australia.

  7. Christmas all the way. So much cooking, and booze, and London looks great in a little frost coat!

  8. Totally with you on Christmas – Halloween isn’t a huge deal over in Europe – but I’m determined to throw a Halloween party one year to see what all the fuss is about!

  9. I think Cara has outdone herself with a monstrously entertaining cookbook! My favorite holiday is the first day of summer. Does that count? :)

  10. I’d have to say Christmas. As Hannah said, we don’t really celebrate Halloween in Australia. However, this book may change my mind! :)

  11. Go Cara! Yay. Everyday is a holiday being married to you know who. Bahahah. Did I win?

  12. Haha, everyone has different tastes in holidays! I’m on your side – yay for Christmas lights and decorations! Cara’s new e-book looked interesting and I <3 the names on the TOC. The Tombstone ice cream sandwiches, caramel apple vampires & cheeze ball mice sound really good! Her Monster Rice Cereal treats look adorable..and I'm impressed! I'm entering this giveaway, thank you Cadry!

  13. Favorite holiday – Christmas and my birthday, hehe!

  14. Wait, Dr. Who Day isn’t your favorite?? 😉
    (November 23rd as I understand it.)
    I love Halloween for ghoul-people-watching and costume-critiquing and of course for homemade-treat-making, and Christmas rocks cuz I lovelovelove giving gifts, but honestly my fave holiday is Beltane, smack between the Spring equinox and the Summer Solstice, when temps are warming up, days are getting longer and all sorts of thriving lively colorful things are popping out of the sweet smelling earth. :)

  15. My favorite holidays are definitely cookout holidays! 4th of July is amazing, but Memorial Day is my favorite, probably because my birthday is always in the same week. My cousin has the same birthday as me, so my family always has a huge cookout/birthday party for the two of us. I love the food, the cakes, the fireworks, and swimming in the lake :)

  16. Halloween!!!!

  17. My favorite holiday is Halloween

  18. Halloween, segueing into Day of the Dead, is my favorite holiday.

  19. i always love thanksgiving

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