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Friday, October 9, 2009

Frankenstein Snack Mix

While the Frankenstein colored Sweet Pea Mash did not go over well at all with the kids, the Franken-Snack Mix Sarah and I made was a huge hit!

I go this recipe from Gourmet Mom on the Go.  If you have never been to her blog, you should make an extended visit.  It's a great place for cool fun food ideas.  Your kids will thank you!

Here's her recipe which we followed exactly as she had written it.  However, you can change it up based on what you have on hand or what your kids like.

8 c. Corn Chex Cereal
1 package Lemon-Lime drink mix (unsweetened, we used Kool-Aid)
1 c. Granulated Sugar
1/2 c. Light corn syrup
1/3 c. Butter or Margarine
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 oz. vanilla candy coating (we used Candi-Quick, available in the baking aisle)
1 oz. chocolate candy coating (we used Candi-Quick, available in the baking aisle)
1/4 c. Cheerios
Wax Paper
Non-Stick cooking spray

Mix-ins (you can change them as desired):

3 C. Kix Cereal
2 C. Trix Cereal
3 C. mini-pretzels
1 bag Goldfish Crackers
1 C. M & M's Candies

Heat oven to 225 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat the sugar, syrup and margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil for 3 minutes (do not stir).
 Remove from heat and stir in soda and Koolaid.
Pour over 6 cups Chex Cereal and stir gently. Spread onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 225 F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and while still warm, set 20-30 pieces on another greased cookie sheet to use as your "Frankensteins". Cool completely, stirring occasionally if desired.
To assemble "Frankensteins", melt chocolate candy coating in a small microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds. Stir well. Dip one end of a Chex square into the chocolate. This is your "hair". Set on wax paper to dry. Using a toothpick, dip end into chocolate and draw two eyes and a mouth on your creature. Repeat with all 20-30 squares. When set (about 5 minutes), melt vanilla candy coating as above. Dip two Cheerios in coating and attach to sides of Frankenstein (these are his "bolts"). Let dry completely.Mix remaining Chex and other Mix-ins in a large bowl. Top with your "Frankensteins" and serve it up to the waiting Goblins and Ghouls!

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He & Me + 3 said...

Those are adorable and sound very yummy.

Heather said...

You get the mom of the year award in my book. They are so cute!
Sorry I couldn't meet you and Jennifer this morning. We all are passing the stomach bug around at my house:o(

Miller Moments said...

I'm impressed! Those look really yummy, but very time consuming to make. I agree, that you deserve mom of the year for this one.

Photosnappinmama said...

How stinkin' cute is that!? What a fun idea...may have to borrow from you!

jennwa said...

I am so glad you shared those with us, they were not only cute but they were very yummy.

Sherry said...

Very cute, Ive seen this on a few blogs and really want to do it, but is the frankensteins VERY time consuming?

RR Mama said...

Great idea!! I'm gonna have to try this for snack day for the boys at school.

Jaina said...

Those are so cool! I totally want to snack on some!

Chris said...

Thank you, Beth! This recipe is PERFECT for our progressive neighborhood Halloween party! We are the "baking house." We are doing mad scientist experiments too, so this fits in perfectly! THANK YOU!!!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

OK I feel like I've seen it all when it comes to cute Halloween snacks but this is awesome!!! If I get my act together I'm going to do a Halloween links round up and I'm definitely including that recipe! How fun!

p.s. your daughter looks like she is having a blast :)

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Tracy said...

So cute but I think way to much work for me! :) Looks yummy too!