1/4 cup (1/2 stick/2 oz/56g) margarine or butter
1 package (5 cups) miniature marshmallows or 40 regular size marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
12 wooden sticks
Frosting or melted chocolate chips
In large saucepan over low heat, melt margarine (or butter, if using). Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well blended. Remove from heat.
Add cereal; stir until well coated.
With slightly moistened hands, form warm cereal mixture into ghost shapes, using a generous 1/2 cup for each. Insert wooden sticks.
Sprinkle with flaked coconut. Create eyes and mouth with icing or melted chocolate and candies. Cool completely and wrap individually in plastic wrap.
Makes 10 Crispy Ghostly Snacks.
Variation: Omit coconut. Melt about 7 oz. white chocolate wafers. Spoon over ghosts. Decorate with candies.
In a microwave safe bowl, heat margarine and marshmallows at HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2-4 above.
NOTE: Cooking times are for 700 watt microwave ovens; increase by 15-30 seconds for lower wattage ovens.
Date: June 7, 2003