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Mint Chocolate Frankenstein Bars
Carb-Counted Sweet Treat for Halloween
A minty twist on the classic rice krispies treat, these adorable, tasty monsters come stomping into your spooky celebration… just in time for Halloween!
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Low-Carb? Not even close.
Gluten-free? Yes (if you use Gluten-Free brown rice Rice Krispies, the ones in the yellow box)
Active Time: 40 mins
Cool: 25-30 mins for bars; 2+ hours for chocolate
Ready in: ~3 hours
Total Yield: 16 bars
Carb Content: 28g of carbs for each monster bar
3 tbsp. salted butter
4 ½ cups (200g weight) mini white marshmallows (160g of carbs)
½ tsp. peppermint extract (optional)
Green food coloring
6 cups (192g weight) Rice Krispies GF brown rice cereal (156g of carbs)
1 cup (180g) dark-chocolate baking chunks or chips, melted (108g of carbs)
- Coat a 13×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. (Or line with tin foil for an easy-out.)
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
- Reserve 32 miniature marshmallows. Add remaining marshmallows to melted butter; cook, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are completely melted and well blended, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add peppermint extract (omit if you want non-minty monsters) and a fair bit of green food colouring; stir until well blended.
- Add cereal; stir until evenly coated. Press mixture firmly onto bottom of prepared pan, making sure to press into the corners of the pan. Let cool completely, about 25 minutes.
- Remove cereal mixture from pan to a cutting board. Cut into 16 rectangles or squares.
- Dip 1 end of each bar into melted chocolate, and place on waxed paper. Let stand until completely dry, about 2 hours. (To speed cooling, you could pop them into the fridge.)
- Cut reserved 32 miniature marshmallows in half with a sharp knife or scissors.
- Transfer remaining melted chocolate to a decorating bag fitted with a No. 2 tip (or a Ziploc bag with a teeny tiny hole cut in one corner). Attach mini marshmallow halves to the front and each side of the bars for “eyes” and “neck bolts” with a dot of melted chocolate. Pipe a dot of chocolate on each eye; pipe a long straight line between two vertical short lines for the mouth.
(Recipe from Rosanna Pansino, the creator of YouTube’s Nerdy Nummies, adapted from its appearance in People magazine, October 2016.)
*Nutritional information is given for general information only, and will vary depending on the amount, type and brand of ingredients you choose – Please verify your carb and fat content when you make this recipe.
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