Basic Treat Recipe and How-to
Crispy rice cereal
Essential Tools and Equipment
Soup pot (nonstick)*
*Use a 12-quart nonstick stock pot. The larger the pot (and higher the sides), the less chance of little bits of cereal escaping. Don’t use a pot smaller than a 6- or 8-quart pot.
Makes 1 web, 11 inches across
Treat Recipe 1 C batch
Orange food coloring
1 gummy tarantula
Spiderweb template (see page 10)
Round icing tip
1. Mix the C batch recipe and pour the mixture onto the parchment-covered template on the work surface. Generously coat your hands with cooking spray. Use both hands to mold the mixture over the template, smoothing the edges until the mixture begins to firm up.
2. Using black icing with a round tip, draw the spiderweb: Begin by drawing the straight lines that run through the center, as shown.
3. Draw a circle shape near the center that connects all of the straight lines. Continue drawing the concentric shapes outward, then draw the final outline of the entire shape.
4. Place the gummy tarantula on the web.
Makes 1 pie, 10 inches in diameter
Treat Recipe 1 B batch
No food coloring
1 bag red M&M’s, 7 ounces
1. Coat the inside of the pie pan with cooking spray.
2. Mix the B batch recipe and pour about half of the mixture into the pie pan, reserving the rest in the pot. Generously coat your hands with cooking spray. Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan and add more as needed to fill the pan nearly to the top, about 1 inch from the rim.
3. Adding small amounts of the reserved mixture at a time, mold a 1 1/2-inch raised border around the circumference of the pan. Set the pie pan aside.
4. One large handful at a time, mold the balance of the reserved mixture over the parchment-covered template on the work surface, smoothing the edges and flattening the rectangle to about 1/2-inch thick until the mixture begins to firm up. Then let the treat sit for about 30 minutes.
5. Pour the red M&M’s into the center of the pie until they completely cover the bottom.
6. After the rectangle treat has rested for 30 minutes, use a sharp knife to cut it lengthwise into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips.
7. Place 2 or 3 strips horizontally across the pie, pressing them into the crust at the sides to attach them.
8. Place 2 or 3 strips vertically across the pie, over the strips placed in Step 7, to complete the latticework. Press them into the crust at the sides to attach them.
9. Use any remaining strips (and other excess mixture, if necessary) to form another layer of crust around the edges, pressing firmly to cover the ends of the crisscrossed pieces.
JACK O LANTERN RECIPE
4 tbsp butter
6 cups mini marshmallows
Orange food coloring
8 cups Rice Krispies
Wilton decorating icing- black
Assorted wrapped Halloween candy
1. Melt butter over medium heat. Add mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Add 3 drops orange food coloring and stir until marshmallows are
about 80% melted.
2. Turn off burner and add Rice Krispies cereal, stir until mixed
3. Pour mixture onto coated cake board, spray hands with cooking spray, and mold mixture into rounded pumpkin shape
4. Using decorating icing, add face details to the pumpkin and handle detail to the platter. Add icing to the top of the pumpkin and use
additional icing to affix candy pieces.