Rice crispy treats get a Halloween makeover with these vegan rice cereal treats. They are sure to please the boys and ghouls in your neighborhood!
I 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.
I’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.
Her cookbook is a mere $7, and today you get a little peek into it with this recipe for Monster Rice Cereal Treats.
Vegan rice cereal treats
Monster Rice Cereal Treats
- 4 cups vegan marshmallows
- 6 cups gluten-free rice cereal
- 3 Tablespoons vegan butter
- 3 drops natural green food coloring
- Edible candy eyes
- In large saucepan melt the vegan butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
- Add a few green food coloring drops into the mixture and stir until evenly colored.
- Add cereal and stir until well combined.
- Using wax paper, evenly press mixture into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Allow to cool.
- Cut out skull shapes with the cookie cutter.
- Wrap each head with gauze and place the edible eyes on by either pressing firmly in the treats or “glue” with royal icing.