|Rice Krispies Treats decorated for Halloween as an adorable mummy.|
I just taught my first Hungry Halloween cooking class to kids yesterday and had so much fun. During this hands-on class I taught the students how to create their own Wolfie Pop, from the cover of Hungry Halloween. They each made a few pops and were so excited to take them home to show their siblings and parents. If you live in the Dayton/Cincinnati area and would like to take a Halloween cooking class,
click here for a list of Hungry Halloween cooking classes.
After the class, I was inspired to create another project that is fun for kids and came up with these adorable "Mummy Pops." I used a store bought Kellogg's Rice Krispies Sheet but you can make your own batch of the cereal treats at home, if you prefer. I find that the large sheet of cereal treats just save me time, but they do cost a bit more than a homemade batch. I find them at GFS (Gordon Food Service) in my town, but they are also available on-line - Link to buy Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treat Sheets.
Just a few notes about the recipe: You will need to melt more white confectionery coating than you will need to coat your pops so that you can dip all 10 pops with ease. You can make more modeling chocolate out of your excess, or simply spread it on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze it for 10 minutes to harden it. Then you can use it later for another project. I also suggest making two batches of the white modeling chocolate to assure you have enough for this project. The amount you use will depend on how thick you roll out your modeling chocolate to make the mummy bandages. I actually use a pasta machine to roll out my dough, so it is nice and thin. Just sprinkle some powdered sugar on the rollers and roll the modeling chocolate just like you would pasta dough. You can even use a fettuccine cutter to create your bandages. I used a multi-wheel pastry cutter to cut my strips, but you can easily use a pizza cutter and a ruler to create yours. Make sure you dip each pop right before attaching the bandages or they wont adhere well. Your kids will love helping with these little guys, so have fun.
MUMMY RICE KRISPIE TREAT POPS
1 Rice Krispies Treats Sheet
10 wooden craft sticks
20 blue or green M & M's
black food coloring marker
2 lbs. melted white confectionery coating*
1-2 batches of white modeling chocolate*
*Click here for directions to melt coating and make modeling chocolate (you'll be re-directed to Hungry Happenings.)
Special Equipment Needed:
3" round cookie or biscuit cutter
pizza cutter and ruler (or a multi-wheel pastry cutter)
Use a 3" round biscuit cutter to cut 10 circles from the Rice Krispies Treats Sheet. Insert a wooden craft stick into each of the treat circles.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto your work surface. Roll out modeling chocolate into a long strip. Use a pizza cutter and ruler or a multi wheel pastry cutter to cut 1/4" wide strips. You will need about 80 5" long strips. Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Note: You can also use a pasta machine for this step. Roll out the chocolate and cut into fettuccine size noodles.
Draw small pupils onto the M & M's with the food coloring marker. Hold one pop by the stick and dip into melted white confectionery coating. Hold treat above bowl and let excess coating drip off. You may also choose to just use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate on the treat. Set on a parchment lined baking sheet.
These mummy pops are a perfect addition to any Movie Monster Munchies party. They will be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Wrap them in clear cellophane or in a cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon to make adorable party favors for each kid to take home. Or use them as prizes for your costume contest. Have fun and be sure to send me pictures of your own mummy pops.