Bringing the Dead to Life: Franken-Krispies


Nothing says Halloween like Frankenstein—a scientist who created life from nothing and the monster he brought to life, defying the laws of nature.

This Halloween season, the National Theater in London put on their own interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller. But I know Silver Spork is about food, so I won’t dive into a theatrical review.

I don’t know about you, Sporkers, but nothing makes me hungrier than thinking about a man pieced together from other humans and brought to life with a jolt of electricity. Don’t you agree?

Okay, that might be far-fetched. But I was hungry when I got home from watching the performance. So, naturally, I searched for some Franken-themed food options.

Unsurprisingly, many of the recipes I found didn’t look appetizing or seemed too complicated for this aspiring cook to tackle. I mean, this Frankenstein cake looks incredible, but I didn’t realize that being a cook required artistic talent. Maybe next year, everyone.


But then I found this delectable recipe for Frankenstein Rice Krispie treats. Simple, but look great lined up at a party. I’d found a way to bring my own monster to life and enjoy the sweet taste of victory.


6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
1 package marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
1 bag chocolate chips
Green food coloring

Melt butter in a saucepan on the stove. When melted, add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from the heat. Add green food coloring, one drop at a time, until it reaches your desired shade of Franken-green.

Stir in the Rice Krispies cereal, completely coating them with the mixture.

Using a spatula, press the mixture into a 13 x 9 pan coated with cooking spray and let cool. Cut into Frankenstein-sized rectangles.

Melt chocolate chips on the stove. Dip the top of each Rice Krispie treat in the melted chocolate to desired hair length and let cool on wax paper.

To give your Franken-Krispies bolts of his own, use some frosting to glue a marshmallow to each side of his head. One jolt of electricity and your monster will come to life.

These Franken-Krispies are best shared with friends, or other ghouls.

Post by Katie Paige. Recipe from