Made like a traditional rice krispie treat, these vibrant green monsters have a little spooky flair to them perfect for an afternoon spent at home baking or for impressing party guests with your creativity.
Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with 2 pieces of parchment paper so that it hangs over all 4 sides. Lightly spray the paper with coconut oil spray.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Turn the heat down to low, stir in the mini marshmallows, and cook (stirring continuously) until they’re almost but not quite fully melted. This should take about 30 seconds.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, and green gel food coloring. Stir in the rice krispies cereal until well-coated.
Pour the cereal into the prepared pan and use a thin metal spatula that’s sprayed with coconut oil to spread it out in an even layer.
Cool completely and then cut into 6 equal pieces.
To decorate, lightly spray the mini marshmallows with edible silver glitter spray.
Melt the black candy melts in a double-boiler or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave.
Dip the top inch or so of each rice krispie treat in the melted black candy and place each on a parchment-lined baking tray to set.
Use the black frosting as glue to stick 2 eyes on each face.
Draw a mouth on each face with the black frosting.
Again use the black frosting as glue, this time to stick 1 mini marshmallow on the side of each face.
Let the frosting set and then serve.
You may omit the glitter spray altogether if desired or substitute the marshmallows for pretzel sticks.
It's important not to overheat the marshmallows when melting, if they are over heated this can cause your rice krispie treats to be too chewy.