Turn ordinary rice crispy treats into cute green monsters.
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1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
1 (10-ounce) package (40) large marshmallows
1 teaspoon green food color
6 cups crisp rice cereal
18 wooden craft sticks, if desired
Black or white decorator icing or gel
Assorted candies for decorating, such as, bright colored candy-coated chocolate pieces, small jelly beans, jumbo candy confetti, candy corn, pretzel sticks and/or mini marshmallows
Line 13x9-inch pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Butter foil generously; set aside.
Melt butter in large 6-quart saucepan over medium-low heat; add marshmallows. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in food color. Stir in cereal until well coated. Place mixture into prepared pan. Press down firmly with buttered hands. Cool completely.
Invert bars onto large cutting board; remove foil. Cut bars into 18 (3x2-inch) rectangles. Press craft stick into short side of each bar, if desired.
Create hair and attach candies for face using icing to adhere, as desired. Let set about 1 hour. Store in single layer in container with tight-fitting lid.
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- Black decorator icing is available in cans or tubes with decorating tips in the baking aisle of the supermarket. You can also use black decorator gel which is available in tubes.
- Craft sticks are available at craft stores.
- If there are coconut lovers in your family, add 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut to the rice cereal before adding it to the melted marshmallows.