Here's what you need:
Follow the usual Rice Krispy recipe -
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 pkg marshmallows (10oz jumbo or 4 cups miniature marshmallows)
6 cups rice crispies
* Melt butter on low heat & then add the marshmallows
* Stir until marshmallows are melted
* Add the rice krispies & stir until combined. Take off heat.
* Add a couple drops of your preferred food coloring to the mixture until combined.
Roll out the Krispies
I used a glass to cut round shapes from the rice krispies.
Tip: I sprayed non-stick spray on the glass to make sure it didn't stick. I also sprayed it on the rolling pin.
Make sure you roll out the rks (rice krispies) as soon they come off the heat to make sure they're still pliable.
After the shapes are cut, put bamboo skewers (I used the small ones) into the RKs.
( I layed them out on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray)
Cut the marshmallows into quarters.
Put the black licorice jelly belly onto the marshmallow (I had no problem getting it to stick b/c the marshmallow was so sticky).
"I got my eye on you." (couldn't resist)
Add the "eyes" to the green monster krispies.
(I'd stick these in the fridge for a bit to make sure they harden a bit)
I decided to use black twizzlers as a filler.
I thought they looked cute until my husband Mike started giving them "voices"...now I'm a little creeped out. (hence the title...creepy crispers) BUT, they taste delicious. ;p
I tried a different filler to see how it looked. I think I like the black licorice but there are definitely some options if you wanted to display them.
Let's talk about the cha-ching-chang of these treats -
Rice Krispie Cereal $2 (on sale & Publix brand)
Black Jelly Bellys $0.19 (I only got what I needed)
Butter, Food Coloring, bamboo sticks, plastic treat bags - $0 (already had)
Black Twizzlers - $2
(If you decide to use the gummy worms, they're about the same price as the twizzlers b/c I got two bags)
Grand Total: $5.19
(This ended up making 12 crispers but I could've stretched it to 14 if I hadn't had "samples" ;p)
Total per treat: $0.43 or $0.37 (if I hadn't been generous with my own samples)
More Halloween fun to come... :-)