It’s Halloween season, so you know what that means: junk food. A lot of junk food. UCSB’s yearly crack-down on Halloweekend provides the perfect opportunity to skip the parties and host your own sugar-fueled, horror-movie-filled night with your friends. Here’s two spooky treats to make for this years festivities:

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Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats


1 Bag of Marshmallows

6 Cups Rice Krispies cereal

3 Tablespoons of butter

Green food coloring

Black frosting



  1. Melt three tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Add one bag of marshmallows to the pan, and stir until melted.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in a few drops of green food coloring.
  4. Stir in Rice Krispies cereal until combined, and spread in a medium square baking dish.
  5. One set, cut Rice Krispies treats into rectangles, and set on a flat surface.
  6. Put two candy eyes on each Rice Krispies treat, and use black frosting to draw on hair and mouth.

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Caramel Apples


Granny Smith apples

Caramel sauce

Candy eyeballs




  1. Put a skewer through the center top of each apple.
  2. Dip each apple in caramel sauce, making sure to coat the entire apple.
  3. Immediately cover caramel apple with Halloween sprinkles.
  4. Set on rack to harden.


The caramel apples are the perfect combination of sweet and sour, and the Rice Krispies treats are reminiscent of childhood sack lunches and sticky fingers. Make sure you remove the marshmallows from the heat as soon as they are melted when making them, otherwise they’ll definitely burn! Try to stir in the Rice Krispies cereal and set it into the pan while it’s still warm; otherwise it will grow too firm. I found that coating a spatula with coconut oil prevented the marshmallows from sticking to the spatula and made the process a lot easier.