Masked Krispies

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Do you have any friends or family feeling under the weather?  I love this clever pick-me-up for those who need it most.  

All you will need are the basic ingredients required for original rice crispy treats, candy eyes, colored icing, and a disposable surgical mask.  In this recipe, I do provide instructions on how to make the marshmallows from scratch.  Don’t let the thought of homemade marshmallows intimidate you for a minute.  Homemade marshmallows are extremely easy to make and a healthier alternative to the store-bought kind variety containing high fructose corn syrup.  However, if you need to keep things (extra) simple, feel free to use the store bought variety, approximately 10 ounces or 4 cups.  

Masked Krispies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp non-hydrolyzed gelatin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 box Rice Krispies cereal
  • edible colored icing
  • 2 candy eyeballs
  • 1 disposable mask

Instructions
 

  • Mix 1/2 cup of the water with the gelatin in a large mixing bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes, allowing to bloom.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix the other 1/2 cup of water and sugar and bring to a low boil. Allow sugar to dissolve completely and remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla extra to water/gelatin mixture. Turn on mixer to low setting and slowly add in sugar/water mixture.
  • Mix on low for two minutes until fully combined. Increase speed to high for 5-8 minutes until a marshmallow consistency forms.
  • Melt butter on low heat in a large pot. Add prepared marshmallow batter and stir. Remove heat. Slowly add in Rice Krispies cereal while stirring continuously.
  • Once mixed completely, spread mixture into greased casserole dish.
  • Allow treats to sit for about 15-20 minutes. Before the Krispies have completely set, scoop out some of the Krispies and use your hands to mold into the shape of a head. Scoop out a smaller bit for ears and a nose. Place candy eyeballs, and add colored icing for hair.
  • Trim down disposable mask to about a third it's size (or small enough to fit your Krispie head) and reattach elastic loops with tape.

I recommend trimming down your mask first and then molding a Krispie face to fit that mask.  The trimmed down mask was about 1/3 the size of the original.   

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