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.
- 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
- 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.